I think I may have torn my right oblique of my lower back squatting. I did this after foolishly coming back to training after 6 weeks off and trying to squat my usual weight. This was around 7 months ago now. I could barely walk at the time of the injury and a couple of months after I tried to return to squats and the pain returned in a twinging type feeling, more of an uncomfortable tight pain than anything.
I have spoken to two people both apparent experts one says to lift just under half my usual weight for a while the other says to avoid lifting. I'm eager to get back on it and just wondered if anyone else has had something similar and can advise?