Some may remember me as LegendKillerNate. I use to have a few strength training Journals on here a couple of years ago and the first time I hurt my my back is also documented. I lost track of GUStrength with the life of a young teenager, setting off the university, not yet knowing who or what I want to be, a relationship that was chalk full of learning experiences and mistakes. But through all that I find my way back to here. I plan on getting a gym membership shortly to resume lifting. My lifting career has been a mess. I'm really not all that much stronger than I was when I left here due to breaks from lifting because I had enough with back pain or being scared to lift too heavy on certain exercises. But even when im not lifting or simply doing cardio. I still deal with lower back pain.
At first with my frequent chiropractor appointments it was diagnosed as a sprain but sprains shouldn't take years to recover from. I'm headed to the clinic tomorrow to get an x-ray (took long enough I know) because my hypothesis is that I have a herniated disc. I'll likely know more tomorrow but its just so frustrating because I haven't been really recovering or making any gains and I want to bulk and become stronger.
The pain? well. Some periods throughout the past couple of years I had thought the injury was healed because I could wake up and move around and not feel a damn thing. But other days after lifting or cardio, when I bend down or bend back, its not so much a wincing pain but I would say more of a numb pain in my lower left back. My parents are getting concerned because I'm icing my back and I'm not even lifting anymore. I'm kind of lost and not sure what to do but I still have goals of making progress in the gym.
Just looking for any kind of insight I can get