I'm hesitant to post this Josh, but I hope you take it in the right way. First priority should be to fix what is causing you to hurt yourself. From your comments in the Dip thread I'm not sure if you're willing to do that, but that's what you need to do for long-term progress.
I said it then and I'll say it again now, you can't ignore shit which is hurting you. The fact that you were hurt on such a fundamental exercise as the Deadlift indicates something seriously amiss. It exposes a weakness in your body, that could be strength/flexibility or just plain bad form. It needs to be fixed, not ignored or it will rear it's head on other exercises as well.
I'm willing to bet some foundational work on the Squat and Deadlift is in order.
There I said it, take from that what you will!