Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tough Times

I'm not even sure where to start. I suppose I could start by stating that I am still injured and I haven't been able to maintain my preferred level of activity since I returned from Costa Rica in April.  Even before the wedding, I never really felt 100%. There were days when I felt fine, but the spot has always been just a  little bit off. I'm pretty sure that this means my time in PT didn't treat the true cause. Or maybe I hurt myself lifting weights. I have no idea really.

At the recommendation of my lovely Zumba friends (who also happen to be really smart PTs), I went to see a craniosacral therapist a couple of weeks ago. I felt better after that appointment but I'm still not completely better. And I've now been told by three different people that something is just not right with my sacrum. For those of you who don't know what or where your sacrum is, let me get all Merriam Webster on you.
The female human pelvis
sa·crum noun \ˈsa-krəm, ˈsā-\ the part of the vertebral column that is directly connected with or forms a part of the pelvis and in humans consists of five fused vertebrae
So, you see that thing in between the two pelvis bones? Yeah, that's exactly where my pain is located. It's never constant, and only certain actions exacerbate it (bending over to pick something up, i.e. lower back flexion). Sitting definitely doesn't help my situation either, and the days I have to sit most of the day are generally the days where I can't seem to find a comfortable way to exist. It must look like I have ants in my pants because I'm constantly in motion, squirming about in my seat.

It hasn't been easy and it's clear to me that I need professional help to fix this. I've scheduled an appointment with my PT and I'm going back to see the craniosacral therapist. I know that given time, between the two of them, this can be resolved and I can get back to doing the active things I want to do.