<div></div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Instead, I woke up with a horrific pain in my lower back that seemed to deflate me. I got it to settle a bit with some stretching, so I attempted a bit at the gym with mostly dismal results - but made the decision early on to skip my SLDLs outright.</div> Is it just in your back, or you also feel pain in your legs, most notably your hamstrings and calves? If that is the case, then you suffer from the same kind of nerve pain that I do - the sciatic nerve. Sleep with a pillow under your knees when laying flat on the bed OR with the billow between your knees if laying on your side, and your pain should go away 90%. Deadlifting has helped nerve pain for me. I only get the pain anymore during my long SD's or if I sleep wrong.