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My back went out today

I woke up today feeling a slight twinge in my lower back. This is usually a sign that I need to make an appointment with the chiropractor for a readjustment of the spine. So I went off to work, got out of the car, and the twinge turned into a ‘twang!’ as something shifted in my pelvis and gave way.

I’ve had it happen before, where a pelvis/hip joint goes out of alignment and you get sudden pain and and inability to move properly. When it happens – like it did today – I can’t straighten my back without it seriously hurting, so I walk with a slightly hunched over back. I also walk with a limp, because I can’t straight the leg either, without causing more pain. So I try to deal with the pain I have and walk like the hunchback of Notre Dame….

When it happened today I limped from the car into the office building and then called my chiropractor. Luckily she was able to see me straight away, so I limped back out to the car and drove to see her, where she did some ‘adjustments’. Lots of bones cracking later, and I felt a bit better, and drove back to work.

I spent the rest of the day trying to do my work while resting in the chair, but it didn’t work very well. Every time I had to get up to talk to someone or go somewhere, I was in a lot of pain. So eventually I went home about 2:30, having had all I could take.

Since then I’ve been at home relaxing, taking it easy, trying to let the problem sort itself out.

I think a joint around the hip has popped out or something. I think the chiropractor called it the sacro-something or other…

I just did a Google search for the ‘sacro something or other’ and found this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacroiliac_joint

It’s inflamed, and needs rest. It happens every now and again.

Welcome to my life. My Journey.

[I posted another post prior to this (I’ve been struggling with a disability…), copied from something I wrote on Google+ last month, on Xmas Eve. I decided to start a new ‘Disabled’ category here, because I’m disabled, and this seemed like a good time for it.]

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