About two months ago I hurt my back during deads. The pain has improved greatly since then, but it is still present.
I didn't bother with the doctor, because I assumed the pain would go, since it wasn't that bad. A few weeks back I started doing deadlifts again. After experimenting I've decided that sumo stance would be better for me at this point (even though I can not lift nearly as much).
The low back pain has returned somewhat (but this may be due to sleeping in a bad bed as well, pain is sometimes worse in the morning), not a great amount, since I've started doing deads again, although I never feel pain whilst performing the exercise.
I did ATF squats again as well the other day, and they felt fine. Although I did put small weights under my heels, as I found this took some strain off my back. I know this is not encouraged, but I find it helps at this point.
The question is, should I continue to perform these exercises in spite of the fact that my back still hurts, as I am able to perform the exercises without my back hurting during the movement? I have read that deads are a rehab exercise anyway.