I lift weights regularly and recently my lower back started to hurt. I am not certain which lift hurt my back in the first place but the most pain comes from doing dead lifts and power cleans. It started as an uncomfortable pain a week before and pretty much went away other than a feeling of pressure by the end of the week. The next week when I power cleaned it started hurting really bad. I had to stop power clean and move to squat instead. The squat didn't hurt my back during the lift but as soon as I took my belt off I got a slight rush of pain.
The pain is ONLY on the right side of my lower back.
It stops hurting if I am sitting with a straight back after about 30 seconds.
It also stops hurting if I am standing for more than 30 seconds.
It begins to hurt when I slouch my back.
It hurts the closer I put my chest to my knees and it gets worse the farther I stretch.
If I stretch this way I get a very intense pain for about two seconds when I return to normal posture.
It also hurts if I lean to my right side when sitting. The pain is relieved if I lean to my right side.
Sometimes I can feel a dull pain in my right hip along with the lower back pain but nothing serious.
I have now had this pain for almost a week and is really starting to get annoying! I am scared I won't be able to lift and make my goals! Any help is GREATLY appreciated.