Backup 2006 September 21 15:38Posted by diamond in : Health , trackback
Today i went to a physiotherapist. I’ve been having back problems for the last few months, difficulty bending, sleeping, sitting etc. It’s been a big bunch of not fun. So, after some discussion with the physio, he started poking at my back. It turns out that the lower half of my back on the righthand side is completely taut in spasm. It appears i have damage to one of the lower vertebrae, possibly a fracture. He also told me i had the “hamstrings from hell” after seeing how tight they were. That’s most likely because i’ve had a problem with my back for a long time, and the body is trying to protect it.
He did a lot of pushing and pressing and massaging. He then followed that up with some acupuncture, which was a first for me. Tiny pin-prick as each needle went in, 4 needles in total. I then lay on the bed for about 20 minutes with him coming back a couple of times to adjust the needles (i think by turning them, i’m not sure). After the time was up, that part of my back was significantly loosened up. I’ve been given some exercises to do, and he’s referred me to an excellent physio in maynooth as i’m not going to be around athlone. I may have to get an mri scan as well, but we’ll see. Here’s to an improved situation.
Oh yeah, just remembered, when he brought me in a model of a spine, and showed me in great detail where the problem was and what it would cause etc, well, i came close enough to fainting. Fortunately it didn’t come to that however.