Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum...
So I was being a complete idiot, and on Saturday March 8th and I pulled my back doing some simple bicep curls. I hadn't gone to the gym in over a week from having a the flu so I was really pumped up to get back into it. I got excited and felt a sharp pull in my lower back.
Since then I've been recovering slowly... I have bad mobility if I sit for an extended period of time. When I get momentum going while walking my back hurts less. I've been doing stretching exercises to ease the tension from my lower back, and it helps me be more mobile. This is my fourth day of dealing with it, and I'm alot more mobile and I can tell that things are improving but this morning I noticed some slight swelling on my lower back which has me concerned. I've been taking Ibuprofen for pain.
How long should I hold out until I go back to at least do some cardio? Is there anything I should be mindful of besides possibly going to a doctor about this?
I need a second or third opinion.