Friday, September 12, 2008

Noticeable Improvement

Wow, it's been a long 4 weeks since I started physical therapy and only today can I say that I notice some improvement to my condition.

Wednesday night's therapy session left me feeling a bit beaten up yesterday. The feeling in my back was one almost of bruising mixed with the sharper pain I've been feeling. I knew something was different but couldn't tell if that was a good thing or not.

I decided to skip the Aleve last night and woke up this morning feeling a bit better than I have been. Even noticed a bit less discomfort while performing my pelvic circles which was a real confidence boost. I then added a new exercise - the lumbar side bend - which I was introduced to Wed night, which now left me a bit uncomfortable, but that's ok as long as I see that it is helping (I'll know more tomorrow).

So this could be the sign of things starting to move into the right direction. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed!


hunashaman said...

Great news Howie! I'm glad that things are starting to move in the right direction. I'm looking forward to you swinging them bells again!

Howie Brewer said...

Me too! But I'm still a ways away!

Franklin B Herman, RKC said...

I just started reading "Lower Back Disorders" by Stuart McGill and its superb .. in particular the Henry Potter-esquely named "quadratus lumborum" (as you noted humorously made note of) is discussed in detail as a critical stabilizer of the lumbar vertebre.

I'm sure you can obtain a copy from the local library.

Knowledge is progress .. continue to be vigilant and pro-active.

Howie Brewer said...

Unfortunately, my library doesn't carry that book. =(

How about in the meantime, you get me started on some corrective mid-back movements? My tightness there is probably a contributor to this whole mess of mine.