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I am after some advice for my wife, we went running this morning on a 5mile loop (her longest distance so far) and the kids on their bikes. She felt great from the run but as she was putting one of the kids bikes back in the shed, she picked up and moved one of my weight bars lifting it up to chest height to move it over something.
the bar weighs about 30kg and she probably did not lift it very well (bent back and all).
She shouted for me to grab the bar as she was in very severe pain in her lower back about 1 inch above the top of the bum crack ( sorry best way I could think of describing it).
She did not move for quite some time in bad pain, as with most women she has a high pain tolerance so this "realy" hurt.
This was about 4 hr ago now, she laid on the floor for a while with an ice pack on it and took Ibuprofen.
She can move now with just a bit of discomfort, but any randome movement can cause bad pain.
I have massaged the area for a while and from her description it is in the centre right on the spine not at each side.
I am worried but its not the sort of thing to go to A&E with what would your advice be.
Hopefuly its just muscular and heat or ice and very gentle stretching will help.
She is 5'8" and weighs 9st so not over weight with a good general level of fitness.
Any advice you can offer would be very much apreciated