- 11-02-2009, 07:12 PM
Was doing some deadlifts today and on my 5th rep @ 275(typically low for me) I got this sharp pain in my lower back that still has not gone away. It feels tight and hurts the most when I bend over or stand up from sitting down. Just want to know if anyone else has ran into this problem?
- 11-02-2009, 07:22 PM
11-02-2009, 07:29 PM
11-02-2009, 07:34 PM
I was doing deads and I felt a pop and shift in my lumbar. I still have issues with it on occasion unless I constantly stretch and work on my glute/hip flexibility.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
11-02-2009, 07:35 PM
Were you still cold when it happened?
Thats when i seem to get injuries.
Im 2 weeks off of squats now because of a nagging ankle pain......Gonna give it a go thursday and see what happens.
11-02-2009, 07:42 PM
11-02-2009, 07:44 PM
11-02-2009, 07:57 PM
You shoulda started with goodmornings with the fixed barbells....40,50,60 to start for 40, 30, 20 reps....or till you feel the blood rushing there....they will wake your lower back and quads up really well
11-02-2009, 10:40 PM
11-02-2009, 10:43 PM
11-02-2009, 10:51 PM
I tore my L4/L5 disk doing deads. I initially thought it was just back pumps, but the pain wouldn't go away. I saw a Dr. and took muscle relaxers and anti inflamitories prior to the MRI showing the torn disk. I hope for your sake it is not that because it has been 6+ months with multiple spinal injections and I still have some pain.
11-02-2009, 10:58 PM
11-02-2009, 11:29 PM
most people are not very well conditioned when it comes to the poserior. Everyone does 15 sets of chest, and some hamsring curls, and most don't recruit their posterior when they squat. this leads to injuries. At least this is my thought, powerlifters don't seem to get hurt very often deadlifting but i am constantly reading about someone who pulls 300 lbs f'ing themselves up.
11-02-2009, 11:36 PM
this prolly doesnt help anyone in this thread, but when I DL I keep reps low 6 at max. I find that I start fatiguing for more reps and my form suffers.
but to trying to help, Ive had this happen to me one time as well. I had good form and wasnt going heavy as you said either. It all of a sudden this immense sharp pain and i just dropped the weight.
Anyways I took 2-3 weeks of squatting and DLing and stretched a lot, worked for myself.
Serious Nutrition Solutions
11-03-2009, 12:40 AM
I am a huge proponent of doing lots of hamstring work. I alternate my weeks and do SLDLs one week and traditional DL the next. I also do tons of stretching, especially for the glute/ham tie-in, and do core 3x/wk. There are far too many people that only do leg curls and neglect lunges (all variations), SLDL, GMs, Glute/Ham Raises, and don't do any significant stretching and/or pre-hab.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
11-03-2009, 11:51 AM
Alright quick update on my injury. It is feeling much better than it did yesterday so I am hopeful that it isn't a serious injury. Stiffness is still there but not as bad. Still day to day. I took today off from the gym to heal up as much as possible before I jump back in.
11-03-2009, 12:09 PM
Sounds like a herniated or bulging disc to me. . . Go see a doc I was in the same position as you and I continued lifting and it got worse. Avoid anyhing bent over, over head exercises, stretch and ice frequently, pop some naproxen. Do not let it get worse man it can turn into a horrible injury. Goodluck!
11-03-2009, 12:11 PM
11-03-2009, 01:17 PM
11-03-2009, 01:20 PM
11-03-2009, 01:37 PM
11-03-2009, 02:16 PM
11-03-2009, 02:19 PM
When I had ran into a back injury, it took me 2 and a half months. it sucked i remember sitting at lunch with coworkers laughed at a joke then couldn't even get up off my seat for a good 5 mins. Doc said it was a small muscle somewhere in my mid center of my back which is easy to pull, and gave me some flexrill (sp?).
11-03-2009, 02:25 PM
11-03-2009, 02:54 PM
11-03-2009, 03:12 PM
11-03-2009, 03:45 PM
11-03-2009, 03:48 PM
I just injured myself the EXACT same way with regards to the symptoms. I got some flexeril, and vicoden from the doc. Tore a ligament in my lower back. Doc said 7-10 days to heal... wait a couple weeks before resuming full fledged. its been about 4 days now and the pain all but gone at the moment and things are looking up. I will resume at least cardio tomorrow.
The Historic PES Legend
11-06-2009, 05:24 AM
11-07-2009, 12:56 AM
..could be a pinched nerve,..... I have felt similar pain plenty of times doing Deads in the past, which puts me on the ground and I am fine after the w/o, and the next day. I have contributed it to horrible form back in the HS days using a hex bar for deads. There is no popping, or extreme pain, but more a sharp quick pain that surprises the hell out of you,... similar to having cramped hamstring and having to stretch the leg out immediately. So I would think it is a pinched nerve, or a strain as others have stated.
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