I was squatting a month ago and while i was going through the eccentric phase, my back was in excruciating pain, it hurt right away. I got an MRI and it was not a slipped disc, but i have trouble bringing my knees to my chest, and bending over, and i play football, and when we have to do bear crawl drills, that hurts extremely bad as well, its the being bent over to exploding up to sprint phase when it hurts. I was hoping that you could give me an idea of what is wrong with my back.
Just like you get a progression of I. A cold II. bronchitis III Pleurisy IV Pneumonia, so one has a progression of
I. Lower back pain only
II. LBP and Leg pain
III. LBP and leg pain and numness and weakness
IV. Minimal LBP, leg on fire (the true slipped disc)
Grade I is often not visible on scans. But you have the typical signs of a disc injury.
Go to C-H and type in Slump Test into the Search this site function. Let me know what happens.
Have you had any suggestion of pain with coughing, sneezing, laughing and bearing down on the WC?
Lying on your side, have someone press on the bumps that stick out of your spine, and try and locate the pain, counting from L5 at the bottom.
I suggest you start the Lower Back Exercises at Chiropractic Help. And lay off the weights and sports until this resolves. Otherwise I > II > III> IV > surgery!
Let me know what happens to Slump
Dr. Barrie Lewis