Ok, do I have a story for you! 2 days ago I put my back out. And to give you some context, my back is pretty good these days. I have put my back out maybe 5 times ever… the last time about 4 years ago. Not sure why it went out, but similar to 4 years ago – bent forward and down to pick up something off the floor and BOOM.
There was a “crunch” sound and I could totally feel it around my sacrum. (This was about lunchtime.) Slowly stood up in trepidation – took a couple of cautious steps. Seemed ok. Then bent to put on my shoes to leave the house. Not good. And when I got into the car – could not sit at a 90 degree angle. No way.
Walked cautiously and grunted softly during the whole errand. Being able to walk was a good sign though. As soon as we got back home – I took Ibuprofen to reduce any inflammation and got down on the Backhealer balls. Did every circuit I could think of on the front. And read a book after awhile because this was taking a serious long time. Then on the back. Hours & hours with some savasana breaks and a gentle knee to chest bends. Took a break with some hot/cold compresses.
Then I did more ballwork. The iliacus to knee route was all lit up at this point and the S.I. joint was hot, hot, hot! Anything that was hot – I worked it.
By early evening, I could actually sit at 90 degrees and did some computer work for a short time –homework due the next day! I thought this was amazing! (And I was probably pushing it!)
Did a little more ballwork and breathwork before bedtime. Then took another ibuprofen and hit the hay. Continued to do as much ballwork as I could fit in the next day and was close to regular mobility by the 24 hour mark. This just blew my mind.
In the past, I would still be in harm reduction mode at this point and waiting to get an appointment for a health practitioner to FIX ME… the frantic call to “please fit me in”.
This was an episode of Supersonic Self Care! Unbelievably empowering.
Yvonne – A prairie raised renaissance woman with a passion for expansion. Planning to live to 92, so smack in the middle of things and taking action.