(this blog is to share with fellow bloggers, prompted by MommyLyna's entry)
Whoever has been following me on FB would know by now that I have back pain that's killing me. It's on and off past few months, but I couldn't take it when lumbosacral support provided temporary relief only.
Here I am, 2.5 weeks later, after :
- 2 orthopaedic appointments
- X ray lumbosacral : anteroposterior, lateral in extension and flexion
- MRI lumbosacral: T1W, T2W, TSE sequences
- 6 physiotherapy sessions
- 2 chiropractor visits
There are so many possible diagnoses, but mine's just disc dessication ie disc degenerative disease ie slipped disc. Well, it sounds bad... but factoring age, activities... I think mild disc protrusion is logical. Slipped disc sounds horrible... it's not like I had a bad fall, that old or something :-)
Conservative is the way to go, I mean not everything in life need surgery (right, Orthopods?). Chiro works on bones/joints (thanks Adrianna, for sharing a place closer to home), physio works on my muscle... now there's another conservative method... rolfing (thanks Uncle Khairol... never knew it before).
I've been neglecting my body, I'm fatter, flabbier despite my improved stamina, bone density post breastfeeding. I forgot my stretching for deep muscles of my back (honestly multifidus was known to me for MRI reporting, never realised it's importance in flexion of the trunk).
Ok, I'm babbling. No pictures... I like real pics rather than googled pic. So click on the links, coz those links are what I've bookmarked for myself. Will share more as I progress towards a more flexible momma.