RE: lower back torn muscle, advice plz
Why bother with the hospital? The NHS do a great job for what they can manage, but sports specific injuries are not exactly their strong point! I would have seen a private physio or sports therapist, much more likely to be able to help, not to mention the amount of time they are likely to actually spend spend with you, as opposed to the slap dash efforts of a much rushed NHS therapist or doctor.
Not a huge fan of chiropractors myself, but they work for some people... only so many times you can have your bones clicked about before things start to get a bit too loose though! Backs generally are a pain in the arse, and the majority of the population suffer with them at some point in their lives... might just be a case of getting on with things within your new limits... once things have settled down a bit of course