Hey Eho, how are you?
Well, the pain tends to come an go. In the beginning, it'll be debilitating, and over a course of the first week, it will subside somewhat. Then after a couple of weeks, all will be well. This happens about every six to ten months, for about fifteen to twenty years, and anything can pretty much trigger it. Sometimes I have pain going down the legs and in the behind, sometimes I don't.
I've done deadlifts, back extensions, et all religiously, in an effort to strengthen the back. If I don't use good form, I'll get hurt back there, so I can't go too heavy (I'm not a beast as it is). Recently I've had X Rays, which brought about the prognosis. I haven't been recommended to see a chiropractor yet, but I do have an upcoming physical therapy session.
Right now there's no pain per se, but the lower back feels as if it has no strength whatsoever.
I've been told to stick with HS in order to better target the lower back as far as strengthening it. I've pretty much eliminated deadlifts and squats from my agenda because I can trigger the pain if I do something wrong on those exercises, or twist a certain way. It doesn't and wouldn't happen a lot, but it's not worth taking the chance for me. And I can't even do seated cable rows; or if I do, I'll hurt my back if I go too heavy. It's a bitch, but it is what it is. However, I can do the seated HS rows, and hit my lower back, and go heavier.
What can I say?