I am hoping someone could give me some advice.
A short recap of what happened:
Doing pause squats at about 65-70% of my 1RM (for 5 reps) and a sharp pain felt in my lower back (lower lambar region)
At first I thought nothing of it. Pain got worse and better over 2 weeks (I tried going to gym and I could still squat lightly but felt weak there).
The pain isn't big. It's more discomfort than anything. At it's worst the pain was when I would bend over and would be 5/10 at most. usually it's a 3/10 when I stand up after sitting and occasional twinges on my left side.
Mostly I just feel weak in that area.
here's the kicker, I can't yet go to a GP (hospital) because I moved to a new area (and where I live you get serviced only in the area you live), and to register you need certain documents. As I am currently in the middle of a citizenship application, all my documents aren't with me and won't be for another 2 weeks.
Could someone give an advice as to what to do meanwhile? Should I do any exercise myself? Would it be best to take anti-inflammatory medicine? Should I swim and/or run?
Thank you for any and all help!