I competed in my first powerlifting competition last Thursdays (10/2/08) and I was a little to eager to start my new routine.
On Tuesday, I believe while still warming up, I felt a kind of pain in my lower back. I stupidly ignored it and put in a few reps with my workout weight but by then the pain was killing me and I felt I had a noodle for a lower back.
The next morning, I could hardly get out of bed. Walking has been a pain in the ass, literally. I thought it may have been a muscle pull at first (my right ass cheek was a bit sore from deadlifts the day before), but now I’m thinking it’s a tailbone injury.
Is it possible to injure your tailbone while squatting? I thought you could only bruise/crack it if you fell on it. Anyone ever experience this?
I googled and it and according to the description one of these guys gave, I’m thinking it may have popped out: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?p=149594731
What do you guys think? I’m reluctant to run to my University health center because they have a bad rep of being idiots and I don’t want them to charge me up like crazy for running tests that don’t need to be run if its simply an “ice and rest” type of deal.