I hurt my back the other day (friday) twisting funny when i was lifting something so I have been on pain medicine from the doctor and havent tried to lift anything for a few days. Usually I would work out today but im worried i will tear something or hurt something and not know it cause the pain medicine.
How long can I wait before I start losing strength and size? Should I try to lift anyway while im on the pain pills?
take the time off that you need to heal. im doing the same thing atm i just hurt my shoulder so im having a week off, mite just do some bodyweight stuff for low reps
you have hurt your which is used alot take some time off and come back fully healed
I wouldn't worry about your strength "wearing out" because that shouldn't be a factor in you going back to work out, it should be when you feel you can lift again without hurting yourself. When you feel that you can safetly lift, then go back and gain the strength you may have lost.