Hey everyone, I hurt my lower back whilst playing squash 3 months ago but the pain got better after a couple of days. I was doing an awkawrd movement. A month later i really hurt my lower back whilst doing a deadlift at the gym and the pain was primarily on the lower right hand side and hurt to touch in that spot on the surface. I couldnt bend down and still cant and am always in some sort of pain. I went to a chiropractor who told me it was a possible herniated disc problem..£50 i paid and i already new that. I Was hoping they'd give me a more accurate answer. I'm not sure what to do next? Go to the doctors and get an MRI scan so i know exactly whats going on and go from there? I'm praying its a muscle issue but i doubt it. Also, do herniated/bulging discs make you shorter? I'm 24 year old guy and would hate to start shrinking before i'm 40! Aha. Thanks to anyonr who replies!