Acute back pain day after PR on deadlift and squat
- 40, M, Novice
- mid-back, when I lift up chest by contracting back muscles I feel a sharp pain on the right hand side of my spine. No tingling or other pain. i'd rate it a 6/10 pain.
- On 11th July around 10am I squatted 215lbs (3x5) and deadlifted 273lbs (1x3). Both were PRs for me. The deadlift was full effort but at no time DURING the session did I feel any pain. I only felt this pain the morning after.
- Pain (on a scale of 1-10) Peaked at a 6. Sometimes feels less, sometimes a bit more. If I really extend my chest out I feel it the most.
- Describe the pain (burning, shooting, aching, deep, sharp) Acute pain. very localized on the spine and to the right.
- What makes it better? nothing really.
- What makes it worse? Either extending my lower back and puffing out my chest or rounding my back (feels like I'd stretching something pulled/torn).
- How do your symptoms behave throughout the day? No variation.
- Signs and Symptoms (describe what the area looks like....swelling, bruising, etc.) No bruising. Only felt it this morning - had no pain or discomfort yesterday or during the session.
I have a session planned for tomorrow and want to know if this is something I should be worried about (go to doc) or worth missing a session for.
Thanks for any advice.
I'm not a doctor, I just play one on the Internet so take this with a fine grain of salt.
I have been and still am under the impression that if you had torn or injured something to cause 6/10 pain while lifting you would have noticed it right away or at least a few moments after having the weight relieved off you back. Are you sure it's not just super soreness from the PR Attempts? I know that around my 2nd week of SS my lower back felt like I was an 90 year old FedEx worker. Im 30/M/obese 280/ 5'8. Just getting back into exercise. I used a heating pad on my back and it helped a ton. Ibuprofen was my friend. Maybe one of the doctors here can give you better info.
I have a rumble roller (the black one) and if anything's going to resemble an unsympathetic therapist...
well, it gave immediate relief for a few minutes but the felling of acute pain and something 'catching/blocking' was still there. I did some more gentle stretching and bridging and went on the roller again and thought 'let's see how I am tomorrow'.
well, I'd say it's about 80% better. Not confident enough to hit the weights heavy however so might do a light day and practice form instead. Bummer but I reckon come Monday I'll be 100%.
Yeah those rollers are amazing. I have a shiatsu massage chair that has these rolling ball things in it I use. The foam roller kills me but I have used it a few times also. Glad it's not a severe injury bud. Happy lifting
thanks mate, feeling better now than this morning so looking forward to getting back into it properly.
Good lifting to you too.
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