I seem to have strained my lower back doing deadlifts about a week ago and I am not sure how to go about rehabbing it. I was not pulling too much weight only 225 for 8 reps but I do recall having my hips too low and trying to squat the weight up instead of pulling it and this was when I felt some discomfort in my lower back. I didn’t feel any pain afterwards I just felt a little stiff and my lower back felt a little bit sore but a different type of sore. I can only feel it if I bend over with my head and neck leaning forward or if im sitting in a chair and stretch out my legs until they’re parallel to the floor.
It got better since then and I deadlifted again today but I got the same stiffness and soreness and I also made sure to keep my hips high and back straight so I’m not sure what I did wrong. What can I do to rehab this?