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    Continuing leg workout in spite of low back pain?

    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.

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    I think you should find out why your back hurts.
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    see a doctor man, before it gets worse...

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    Don't ignore pain. Go see a doctor.
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    True. I juts resent the time it takes to get anything done in the area of physical therapy. I'm at uni', and it could take up to a week just to see a GP, then God knows how long to see a specialist.

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    Your health is more important. Something small now, when ignored, could possibly perpetuate into something that may affect you for the rest of your life. That is an extreme case, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
    "The only easy day was yesterday."

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    I did exactly what you are wanting to do.....STOP....GO SEE DOCTOR!!!!!!

    The few weeks you miss in the gym will be worth it when you get back in the rack pain free.

    I made the mistake of lifting on a small tweak in my lower back and now it is so bad I have trouble sleeping, walking is painful and any and all strenuous activity is impossible. Seeing a specialist this week.

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