Monday, February 18, 2013

Ouch, my back hurts!

The muscles in my back feel like stone. Not in a good way, though. My shoulders, neck, and back hurt and the muscles feel cramped.

I saw the doc about this last week and he not only suggested putting heat to my hurting muscles, but also sent me to a specialist - who will not only massage part of my back but who will kick my butt and work out with me. Yes, you read that right: my doc gave me a prescription for working out with somebody who will show me the right excercises to relax my muscles and to strengthen my back.

I am so grateful for living in a country which makes everyone have health insurance.

Today, I had my first session. The therapist did so many different things which hurt at first but made me feel better afterwards. She told me that my jaws do not work right which prevents the muscles in my face to relax. You can even see it when I talk: every muscle is taut. And yes, my jaw hurts but I thought that was just another stress symptom.

Afterwards, I was really exhausted. Unfortunately, I could not relax but had to drive to Muenster where I will attend classes about law and taxes for the next two weeks.
Although it is great that I get to take part in things like that, I would prefer to be home right now and not in a room in the dorm of my college days. Fortunately, these are all single rooms so I do not have to share. :)


  1. WOW! Gosh, I'm so envious that your doctor prescribed someone to show you the correct way to workout to relieve the stress in your muscles! THAT is a civilized country! We have to literally "pull teeth" for our insurance companies to pay for "alternative medicine" here in the USA, including nutritionists! I hope that you feel better, darling friend! Sending you lots of love and healing energy from NYC.

  2. That sounds like a very thorough doctor, the back is so important and the key to how you feel. Enjoy the training!

  3. That sounds excellent to go to a professional trainer for free and who can see what you need most.

  4. Hang in there. I've been working out at the gym for three months now, doing weight training and cardio workouts. I hate every minute of it, but I know it's helping because I have more range of motion, my endurance is better and I'm losing inches. So keep on truckin'.

  5. Thanks, everyone. :)

    Seeing that therapist really helps.
    There's still pain but I can move so much better now.

  6. It really helps to have good company when exercising! Like what your doctor said, make sure you do the routines properly to avoid worsening your situation. Anyway, how are your therapy sessions? Wishing you well, Sal!

  7. Never miss a chance to do your routines properly if you want to save yourself from excruciating back pains. Like what your doctor said, it is better to do it with a companion. Take the time to relax and follow your doctor's order.