Hello everyone, I am a 22 year old male and I am posting in this forum because I have a very annoying back issue. I started having back issues about a year ago now because of heavy deadlifts last summer but the pain had subsided after taking a break.
Eventually, the pain had returned this fall/winter but I guess it was somewhat chronic throughout the summer of last year to this year. It was a minor pain but it was still annoying. This winter when it was aggravated again from heavy deadlifting, I had experienced pain when twisting, arching backwards and forwards. It was a sharp and dull/achy pain so I decided to go to the chiropractor. He said that it had to do with my facet joints I believe but never really told me a name of what was wrong. I didn't require X-rays or anything because the pain wasn't severe and I didn't meet the requirements. He told me I needed to stop doing deadlifts potentially to let it heal and I kept going to him and I had finally stopped. The pain was getting better but I still did squats and bentover rows, because he told me to continue doing other exercises. It's been about a month since my last Chiro visit and now I have a tingling and radiating burning sensation that is felt in my lumbar region, buttocks as well as leg/calf (usually left side) and a little numbness in feet.
I am actually quite worried I have nerve damage or something along the lines of a pinched nerve. I continued working out and I still do light squats and bench press along with rows but not deadlifts. The pain when twisting and arching is still there but it isn't bad at all, just very annoying. The main thing That is bothering me is the fact that I constantly feel a burning sensation that lately has been radiating to both legs but mostly the left leg and foot. I feel a pins and needles type thing that doesn't necessarily hurt but is VERY frustrating and annoying. Should I just stop exercising entirely until it feels 100% or go to a doctor? Like I said before, I can still exercise and walk just fine but I feel there's is definitely an issue present.