for days now, i have been in constant pain. for almost a month now i have been complaining about back aches. first it was on the upper part. thinking that it as a manifestation of stress, i had regular massages every weekend. but the pain didn’t ease. instead, it seem to have worsened. the gnawing pain already spread to my lower back. this time, i forced myself on the threadmill. i thought that i just needed some activity to get my bones moving.
the crucial point theat prompted me to seek medical attention was when could not snap back to standing position when i got something in the fridge. i felt my spine freeze. a few seconds was already agonizing for me. plus, my gait was evidently affected. the numbing sensation went down to my legs.
i had an x-ray the other day and after a consult with a physiatrist, my diagnosis was lumbar sprain. lumbar sprain is an injury of the lower back muscles. this occurs when the low back muscles are stretched or torn. i was given pain relievers and muscle relaxant. plus, i was also advised to undergo physical therapy to correct my spine. it’s been four days since i was put under medication. my back still hurts and my gait is still not normal. but im a little btter now. somehow, i can and have managed.
aside from the pain, two more things really bothers me: (1) doctor preventing me to wear heels: and (2) no massages. i don’t know if i can bear not having them. well, perhaps the heels, yes (in the meantime)….but massage? isn’t this a great stress buster? he’s gotta be kidding!
anyways, my predicament goes not without a realization. i guess my body is telling me to take things slow. come to think of it, im not really that young (aka 38!). i will also have to take excercise a little bit more seriously this time. yes, i do watch what i eat but im really not that mobile. so i guess a bit more sweat would do me fine.
oh well wish me luck, folks:)