Have you noticed any sharp pains running down your legs or into your buttocks. Have you noticed any weakness, numbness
, or tingling in your legs since this incident occurred? Have you had any change in your bowel or bladder function, such as having accidents or inability to control when you have a bowel or bladder movement. These questions, along with your medical history and presenting symptoms will help your primary care doctor
decide upon the appropriate work up and possible treatment options available for you. These may include lab tests, imaging studies or even a referral depending on what is found. In general, heavy lifting can cause muscle strains or sprains but it because of the potential more serious possibilities, such as herniated discs, this is why it is important that you are evaluated by your primary care doctor who will best be able to evaluate what further work up and treatment options are available.