I'm 24 years old, and this past weekend, Saturday I was dead lifting and I felt something give in my lower back, almost like a tore or a slip... something I've never felt before with immediate pain.
Anyway's I ended up going at the doctors the next morning because I had hard time walking, even now 3 days later it still hurts but its not has bad.
I went to the doctors not as much because of the pain but because I was worried that I tore something in my back, but the doctor pretty much just told me to lay off the weights for a few weeks or until it heals, but she didn't really tell me what part of my back I ended up tearing or hurting.
She says it could be a back hernia but I had to ask her if a hernia was a possibility... and she said yes. She said the only way to find out would be with a cat scan and that my back problems are not at the point of needed a cat scan or even back surgery at this point. She told me if my back pains percisted for more then 1 week I could go to physio therap.
Sorry about the long post I just wanted to give a bit of history.
I'm also presently doing a SD cycle and I almost decided to stop but decided to continue anyway's, I figured that the SD might actually speed up the healing process if I have a torn muscle but maybe not as much if I have a torn ligament or a disk hernia.
I'm not sure "when or if" I should do squats, my back doesn't hurt when I put myself in a squat position, but this is without weight ??
I'm looking for those of you with lower back problems to help me out on deciding how to work out from here on... and how I should proceed.
Thanks for the help