Squats- Lower pain

I always get persistent nagging pain in my lower back, after a heavy squat session My form is Good, and the pain DOES NOT radiate down the legs or anything… But there is enough pain afterwards to make me feel miserable . Not exruciating or anything , just dull and persistent. (no muscle soreness)

It’s always excarbated by deadlifts or heavy squats etc… This is getting really annoying, and i ve hit a plateau in strength on squats because i have to lay off heavy squatting for my back to recover every time !

Could i possibly have herniated a disc? I had an X-ray taken (not MRI, though) and it showed no disc problem.
If i had one, wouldn’t I be in agonizing pain?

Another thing that seems to exacerbate the pain is bending forward esp. if i have my spine flexed

What should i do! plz help? what could that be? if it was sciatica i would have pain down my legs/glutes which is not the case here.
Dont tell me to forget heavy lifting.

My hamstring flexibility is fine, my hip flexors are fine too… by back gets stiff though when it aches, probably because of the spasm it goes through…

every time i work on heavy squats, or anything that puts compressive forces on my spine aggravates the lower back pain! I didn’t have this shizzle

a year ago! And the weird thing is, that i dont feel any pain DURING squatting, it’s becoming apparent about 2-3 hours after the cessation of the activity.

Any help is greatly appreciated

my lower back pain sounds just like yours. when i’m doing deadlifts it doesn’t hurt at all, but after a while i feel a dull ache in the lower back. unfortunately, i have no clue what to do either! i’ve been thinking of going to the doctor, but i’m going to try getting my hamstring and hip flexor flexibility better and see if that helps. I’d be interested if anyone knows what to do to fix this problem!

when you lay down on your back on the floor does it feel like your back is getting really compressed? mine’s mainly on the right side. hope you get better.

OK! i went to the physio yesterday. He asked me a series of questions, examined me and he concluded that i had no herniations! (:slight_smile: ). But the origin of the pain was indeed discogenic and was aggravated by spinal flexion movements etc. He prescribed me a McKenzie Extension Exercise, and in 2 days my pain is completely gone. That was frigging sweet! No restriction in athletic activites whatsoever!

good to hear you’re doing better acidhell!

is this what your doctor prescribed?

McKenzie Extension Exercise

how many minutes were you in that position. I’m hoping i get great results like you!

yeah, thats it! But i am just doing the whole push up motion, not resting on my elbows! relaxed neck, head down, “dead lower body”, relaxed glutes but keeping the pelvis down, and pushing through my arms, … slow steady reps

5 times a day for 10 reps each time! (for 3 weeks)

hope it works out for u too…