long term lower back injury
Hi all, 1st post,
anyone have experience with overcoming / strengthening a long term lower back injury?
back in 1999 or so i was deadlifting and i could feel my form slipping ever so slightly, bent back, so slight that even my partner didnt see it, but i knew i'd lost a bit of form. Anyway picked up an injury from that, never did really recover from it, kept reinjuring my back every year or so, which would take a couple months to heal
eventually did go back to deadlifting, but was never really confident with it. few weeks ago, some random spotter left me at the bottom of a failed squat for 2 seconds, and i felt my back go, still recovering
I miss deads and wanna go back to it, with my back like this, i am ok with around 3 plates for reps but any more than that my confidence in my lower back holding up just plummets
Few points: it should be purely a muscular thing (i hope) - i did have it x-rayed on someones advice in 2000 - was ok..
Form: I keep my form as tight as possible due to my keeness to avoid reinjury
abs: i can do with some extra ab work for core strength but its not outrageously weak
back: can cope with squats if i got a tight belt, maxing around 3 + half plates
Anyone got any long term solutions to recovering / strengthening enough so that I can go back to deads or just plain avoiding re-injury?