Sunday, December 8, 2013

One Day At A Time...............

Yesterday was a bad back day again, which is REALLY frustrating as I thought I was being really good this week AND it meant missing a Christmas party last night.  It turns out that there are lots of things that can cause my back to freak out while I'm trying to heal, including changes in the weather.  I won't know for about a year if the weather problem is permanent or not, but for right now, it is possible that snow combined with a zippy 4 degrees can throw my back for a loop.  Fair enough--the rest of me doesn't care for that kind of cold either. 

So today while getting ready for our party, I am taking regular breaks to sit on my new massage cushion.  The therapist told me that when muscles knot, one essentially has to re-injure them to get them to relax.  Fortunately or unfortunately, my new back massager believes in this program as well.  The packaging calls it "Shiatsu action," which sounds much more friendly than "back pulverization with heat," but it does work.  I think it's the same principal as those mallets for tenderizing meat, but I try not to thing about that too much...............

2 comments:

Mereknits said...

So sorry you are hurting. I would look into acupuncture and a therapist that knows myofascial release, I am not a true believer in the re-injury rule, I think you need to break up the scar tissue, but that does not always have to be a painful experience. Hugs and hope you feel better,
Meredith

Mandy said...

Do get well soon, Toni.