Hey everyone - I made my first post a week or two ago about my struggle with sciatica and low back pain. One thing I used to do several years ago was Crossfit, specifically enjoying powerlifting exercises like squats and deadlifts. After discovering TMS and recognizing the connection between my symptoms with buying a house, having a kid, new job, etc., I decided to go ahead and get on with the exercise, which I had previously stopped (due to doctor's orders, not fear of pain). I started out with running on the treadmill and swimming and began to feel a little better, even if it was just because I was active again. However, last week, I decided that I was going to give a CrossFit-style exercise a shot, so I did a very short, intense round with clean-and-jerk (bar from the floor to overhead), deadlifts, and burpees. I didn't make it all the way through because I am hella out of shape, but in the days since, my symptoms have worsened to about what they were at the worst point in the last year. I've tried to remind myself of others' experiences that I've seen on here and elsewhere, that it's not unusual for symptoms to worsen when picking back up, but it's also really easy to think that I've just done these things that I was warned not to do and now I've re-injured myself again. I've run on the treadmill since then, but I'm still in a good amount of pain. Has anyone else had a relapse like this? What did you do to get back on the recovery train? Thanks in advance!