I feel bad about posting about my problem here when a lot of people on this forum have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, but I'm only 18 and this has been going on for 4 months now so I decided to post.
I took up weightlifting a little over a year ago and when I crossed over the begginer stage, I started doing things like squats and deadlifts. They can be admittedly bad for your back, but generally if you keep your form ok you should be fine. I obviously didn't keep proper form because I strained by back. It healed easily within a week, but a month after that this new pain started.
It was different. Dull and throbbing instead of sharp and electric, and it seemed to be constant instead of appearing in certain positions. My general practitioner was useless, so I went to a massage therapist who said the muscles around my spine were tight and inflammed. During the day I used regular cooling horse balsam and during the night I'd wrap my back in anything (clolth, paper) covered in comfrey tea. It worked, but not completely and it took much longer then it was supposed to.
I went back to lifting weights, but very light and none of the aforementioned exercises. In 4 days I was back to square one.
Most of the inflammation used to be largely on the left side, but now that it's returned again it feels more like it's on the right. It's VERY mild but persistent. When I'm laying down, standing, walking or sitting in anything soft I don't feel anything at all. Bending in any way except side-to-side causes a 2/10 pain at most. Exercise makes it worse. It's mostly just a nuisance. which is why I feel bad about posting here. Still, this has been going on for 4 months and 3 months is considered chronic.
Thanks in advance for any feedback