I'm very grateful for the continued advice I've gotten here.
Unfortunately, I have encountered my first weightlifting injury since I started nine months ago. I'm fairly certain it was due to poor form on the Stiff-Legged deadlift (didn't keep the barbell close enough to my body). It didn't seem very bad until I did back day on Friday, which probably aggravated the problem.
Anyways, my lower back is in discomfort. I'd rate it about a 4 or 5 on a scale from 1-10, 10 being excruciating. I can still bend over, but it's not very comfortable.
I've skipped my past two days at the gym to try and give it some rest. It feels like it's a little better, but I wanted to know from the experts how long you think I should wait to get back in the gym. Do I have to wait until the pain is gone completely?