last month i pulled sumo going heavy and eventually strained my lowerback. odd thing was deadlifts were the first exercises i did and gm's was last. when i got to the gm's, thats where my lowerback got strained with lightweight and i went home. so to speed up recovery process, i did light stretching. the first week after the injury, i wasnt able to do any lowerback workout...rows, deads, reverse hypers, gm's, etc. i was basically stuck with doing lat pull downs, pull ups, and other upper lat work the following week.
fast foward 1 month: i can finally do bent over barbell rows and reverse hypers fine, but have hard time doing db bent over rows. doing good mornings with the 45lb bar still hurt my lowerback the most. afterall, this was what started the lowerback injury. i could barely crack my back by sitting on a chair and twisting my body or do the 45 degree leg press or stretch by touching my toes with straight legs.
so im asking, should i be waiting it out longer or is it time to visit the doctor? i dont even know if my medical is still valid. i heard massages could also help with recovering from pains/aches...any truth behind this?
man this sucks