Originally Posted by Mr. White
Is Soma an anti-inflammatory? No. Soma is a knockout drug for people who hurt too much to fall asleep. You really should not play Russian roulette with drugs. What you did wrong was to lift more than 70 lbs. After a back injury, your new maximum is about 30. Don't believe me? Go pick up heavier weight and watch yourself get injured again. Don't say I didn't warn you. Accept the fact that you are young and stupid and hurt yourself for life. Don't be a fool and hurt yourself again like I did.
Actually, an anti-inflammatory is exactly what Soma is. Carisoprodol, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries.
Speaking of Russian roulette, Friday night I took a Soma, Percoset, some wine, and a couple glasses of Scotch
I actually felt fine lifting up to 135 lbs, it's when I went up to 185lbs that I started to feel pain, I'm pretty sure I can lift more than 30lbs. Seriously, my backpack weighs more than 30lbs.
Originally Posted by Bluff
Take it easy for a while, lower back pain isn't something you mess around with. When you start training again go VERY slow. I'd also recommend getting a foam roller to stretch with before lifting. Your form was probably decent, but you're going to need to incorporate some other lifts to strengthen your core at your low body weight. Are you lifting with a belt? Do more good mornings (very important with deadlifting), rack pulls, etc. Don't deadlift more than once every week. I'd also recommend doing box squats for a while, it stresses proper squat form. Here: http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...om_head_to_toe
Thanks, yeah that's good advice. I will probably start doing some good mornings as well. I guess since I'm not trying to gain much more strength or mass squat may not be necessary as often. Thanks for the useful replies everybody.