A 45-year-old male patient presents to your clinic with a 6-week history of low back pain and stiffness. The patient reports that the pain started after participating in a charity golf tournament and has progressively worsened. He has trouble bending his torso to the left and has noticed muscle tightness on the right side of his low back. Physical examination reveals tenderness over the right paraspinal muscles at the L2 vertebral level, restricted left rotation, and restricted left lateral flexion that improves with forward flexion. Based on these findings, you diagnose the patient with a specific lumbar somatic dysfunction. You decide to use a High-Velocity Low-Amplitude (HVLA) technique for treatment. Given the physical examination findings, which lumbar somatic dysfunction diagnosis is most likely, and in which direction should the HVLA force be applied to effectively treat the patient’s somatic dysfunction?