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NOLALGD
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Member since May 2014
1521 posts

re: Tweaked lower back
Had a similar issue once, likely due to bad form on a squat when I should have just backed off.

Took a few weeks to get better with 3 things. 1) No lifting at all for 7-10 days; 2) Replaced with BW and mobility work, I mean a lot of mobility work, as much as I could fit in 3-4 times a day; and 3) A lot of walking and standing work, tried to avoid sitting since I would just get tight.


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Schooter
LSU Fan
Ft. Myers, FL
Member since Feb 2012
443 posts

re: Tweaked lower back
I get this maybe once or twice a year. As recently as last week - doing deadlifts. A combo of ibuprofen and Tylenol a couple of times a day usually works it out along with an epsom salt bath and continued motion. I usually get on an exercise bike or elliptical with some light dumbbell deadlifts because the dumbbells allow for a little more flexibility in motion. Mine usually resolves in 3-5 days.


bootlegger
Southeastern LA Fan
Ponchatoula
Member since Dec 2012
4714 posts

re: Tweaked lower back
Back slowly getting better, what has me worried is when last night it moved into both testicles. And so far today the right one is still hurting pretty bad. I dont see any bulge (like a hernia), but the pain is a sharp as it was in my back the last 2 days.


tke_swamprat
LSU Fan
Houma, LA
Member since Aug 2004
7098 posts

re: Tweaked lower back
Whenever you lose bladder function or your foot is going numb, thats when you get to the ER.


bootlegger
Southeastern LA Fan
Ponchatoula
Member since Dec 2012
4714 posts

re: Tweaked lower back
Definitely keeping an eye on it. Bladder been fine, no bathroom issues. But the pain flip-flops. Clearing my throat, sneezing, getting up out of a chair, etc. either hurts in my nuts, or in my lower right back. It's been changing every few hours. When one hurts,the other is fine. Effing strange...


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ThreauxDown
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jan 2019
281 posts

re: Tweaked lower back
I’ve had this exact same injury a few times myself.

Always on the right lower side, close to where my glute meets my back

I had a pretty bad tweak a few weeks ago that resulted in stiffness/soreness and limited mobility For about two weeks. I could feel it radiate down into my calf.

Did some research and found that it was a muscle and not a vertebrae issue. The swelling and inflammation was just pushing against my sciatic nerve causing vertebrae like symptoms.


Look up some sciatic stretches on YouTube. The one where you lay on your back, put your right foot over left knee and use your arms to pull left knee toward chest worked wonders for me

Ice has never done me any good. I think the strain/tear/pull is too deep to be affected.

I always use an anti-inflammatory when it happens but have yet to notice it help.

ETA: You will feel the stretch lower than where the injury is but trust me, it will help
This post was edited on 6/25 at 11:57 pm


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bootlegger
Southeastern LA Fan
Ponchatoula
Member since Dec 2012
4714 posts

re: Tweaked lower back
Will do that, thanks. Back is still extremely sore and tight this morning. Probably from not taking muscle relaxer overnight. But not taking the relaxer has also eliminated the pain in my testicles. Weird side effect I guess.


Challenger2006
Member since Mar 2014
46 posts

re: Tweaked lower back
I’ve had the same thing for 2 months, finally seeing a chiropractor today. I’m pretty sure I’ve got a herniated disk, but I’ve got the same symptoms mentioned through the thread.

My right leg was numb for a few days because of the sciatic, I’ve regained the feeling but the back pain still sucks.

My understanding is that it has to be really bad, like loss of bladder control, to need surgery. I’m hoping a realignment and some stretching knocks it out.


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Lsutiger2424
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2016
878 posts

re: Tweaked lower back
Look up the “cat-cow” and “cobra” yoga stretches. They provide some relief for me.


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Gene Frenkle
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2016
214 posts

re: Tweaked lower back
I deal with it once every few years, but mine tends to be on the left. My buddy is a dpt and thinks it was my quadratus lumborum.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/brainandback.com/is-your-quadratus-lumborum-the-source-of-your-back-pain/amp/

Pretty sure my issue is chronic from poor posture, working a desk job, and in generally not moving as much once I had kids. Hurt it this time Deadlifting tying to keep up with the guys I lift with.

Rest, stretching, and anti-inflammatories got me moving pain free after a couple days and over it completely in about two weeks.

The pain in your nuts is concerning though. The 2-3 times I’ve thrown out my back, I’ve never had nut pain. Agree with the poster that said get that checked out


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Roscoe
Member since Sep 2007
2437 posts

re: Tweaked lower back
quote:

Whenever you lose bladder function or your foot is going numb, thats when you get to the ER.


That’s when you go see a neurosurgeon.


bootlegger
Southeastern LA Fan
Ponchatoula
Member since Dec 2012
4714 posts

re: Tweaked lower back
I got back into the gym starting on Wednesday. Of course still took it easy on deadlifts and squats. Back seems to be damn near 100%. The groin issue is still a little uncomfortable, but not during the day or at the gym, mainly when lying in the bed at night. Guess I'll give it a few days, and then go get checked for hernia....


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