What do you say if someone you know sprains an ankle? Something like “yeah that sucks mate, but hey get some good rehab and you’ll be back at it before you know it.”
If someone hurts their back deadlifting how do you react? Differently? Why?
Lower back injuries tend to freak people out, but I reckon in many cases* there is absolutely no reason to view them as a death sentence to your work, sport or lifestyle. (*obviously not all)
Yes, every injury is different, but fundamentally they are all the same. As soon as the injury has happened your body has set in motion a phenomenal chain of events to control the damage and set about healing it as fast as it possibly can. From the outside, we do our rehab to minimise pain, restore range of motion and strengthen the hell out of the injured area - in order to get back to exactly the same lifestyle we had before the injury, as quickly as possible.
So why don’t we trust that process when we’re dealing with the lower back?