Pain sucks

Today, not such a great day. If you’ve been on the back/hip injury roller coaster with me, you know that lately, I’ve had a bit of a setback. As a result, my physical therapist suggested it might be time to have an MRI. So, for the last couple of weeks I’ve been jumping through hoops (figuratively of course; literally the jumping has been nonexistent), in order to get that done. I also got a referral to an orthopedic doctor, hoping that once I was armed with the MRI results, I might find someone to help me with next steps.

Well, today I got answers, and then again, I got abso-frickin’-lutely no answers. So here I am. Still having pain, but feeling no closer to a resolution. I won’t bore you with the details (today at least), partly because I’m still wrapping my brain around what exactly is going on. I’m supposed to do another MRI to (maybe) get a little more information, as well as see a back specialist (today’s ortho was a “hip guy”).

I’m not really sure what any of this means for my future exercise enjoyment, but I don’t plan to give up on an active lifestyle, so I’ll just have to figure something out. In the meantime, I’ll use my experiences to help and inform those of you dealing with pain or injury of your own. I’ve got ideas for more posts on yoga and mediation, stretches and strengthening for injury prevention, ergonomics, and whatever else I can think of to turn this into a learning experience.

Today, I’ve got a really cool video to share. If you have chronic pain or know someone who does, you might find this video enlightening. And if you’re lucky enough not to fall into either of those categories, watch it anyway. The speaker is hilarious, and you’ll learn something new about the human body, which is a fascinating (and frustrating!) machine.

If you’re interested in learning even more, check out this blog, written by a dancer and physiotherapist. Thanks to my PT, Jeremy for sharing both of these resources with me.

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