Alright here is the deal. I am asking you guys because in my case MDs will be of little use.
The scenario is as such. A week and half ago I was doing heavy deadlifts and felt my lower back get a little tight which is not unusual, I have perfect form for the lift by the way, so I continued the set because this is somewhat normal. After setting the weight down my back just did not feel right, felt unusually tight but not exactly like muscle tightness. I now have pain only when I bend over to about 90 degrees with my back rounded, and it is not severe pain or even moderate just enough to say hey whats going on.
I can still run, jump, and probably lift weights (just too scared to do anything that involves the back in a bending position) but my back would be sore the next day. Conventional wisdom tells me its a moderate muscle strain as I do not have satiac pain or any numbness or tingling, just lower back stiffness and slight pain when bending. I have been treating myself with NSAIDs but it is has only mildly gotten better. Hot compresses does relieve it somewhat. So my questions are what the hell do you think I did? And how long do think it will take to heal, my guess is at least 3 weeks? Thanks for your attention, and sorry about the length of the topic.