Back in March I injured myself while doing deadlifts. At the time it seemed like just a pulled muscle and I took two weeks off from the gym while also taking over the counter anti-inflammatory meds. After two weeks the pain subsides and everything seemed normal so I went back to the gym.
A week later I was doing deadlifts again and worked my way up to heavy weight and felt tightness in my lower back followed by pain. After that I had what I would consider 7 out of 10 pain in my entire lower back with limited mobility and stiffness. Assuming I pulled something again I went to the same routine with ice, meds, and rest.
Over the next few months the pain has slowly gone away but the discomfort and minor pain is there. The only difference now is the discomfort is only felt in the lower left of my back. The pain is a dull almost soreness like pain. It feels like at sever bruise that is being pushed on. It is not always constant it comes and goes.
I feel it when I'm sitting without a back rest, at work carrying boxes, and sometimes when I'm bending over or trying to stand up.
If this was recent I wouldn't be too worried but it's been several months and I'm not at 100%. If anyone has any insight on what I might be dealing with please help.
Thank you for you time.