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Lower back popping sensation, pressure, tenderness. Taken ibuprofen. What could it be?

performed front squat tonight, wearing a belt, about 65% of my max, form was perfect, on the way up I heard a pop, it felt like a rubberband broke apart. The pop was in my right lower back, right at/under the last rib. It is extremely tender to light touch, worse with more pressure. What could this most likely be? What knd of recovery should I expect, how much do I need to rest? I immediately racked the weight and iced it/ ibuprofen .
Asked On : Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query,

From description , it seems you might developed muscular or ligamentous strain over back .

I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. You may get the MRI of the area affected under his/her guidance.

Meanwhile following measures will help with the pain
• Lie on a hard bed.
• Anti -inflammatory drugs like Tablet Motrin 1 tablet as and when required
• Avoid forward bending.
• Avoid strenuous activity & lifting heavy weights.
• Apply diclofenac gel on the affected area. Warm compresses will also help.
Do not lift weight or try to do exercise that involve painful muscles. Give proper time for the injury to heal.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
You can consult me again directly through my profile
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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