Are you sure you’re doing them right?
Squatting has been a staple of strength training for many years, but one of the primary concerns should be protecting your low back.
To do these well, it is important that the posture of your spine / low back should not change during the exercise, and you should also allow the normal slight curvature throughout the exercise– but it should only be slight. Anything other than keeping a slight arch shows a lack of stability, and not only will this limit your ability to train your lower body effectively, it could lead to injury.
Squatting, especially with weight, can be more of an advanced exercise, so check out this video here for proper form. As always, let us know if you have any questions!