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After the family went through their isolation periods and resumed normal life, I got sick. Testing showed negative but I’m a hermit so I continued doing what I usually do (stay home) and now I’m at the tail end of this head cold.
But, during a coughing attack last week I dislocated something in my lower back.
I do not have back issues. This never happened before.
For reference, or if you’re new here, I’m 53, healthy, exercise regularly using a yoga fitness app and/or I walk the dog. I do not have back issues, although I sometimes have neck pain due to a naturally occuring incorrect curve in my upper spine which I manage with posture and exercise.
I stretch, maintain a healthy weight, and feed my body nutritional, whole food with occasional splurges of sugar, alcohol and white carbs. Everything in moderation, right?
When I do splurge on white carbs or sugar I have a piece of chocolate (with marzipan 💖), wine, a pastry or slice of cake, or this:
Homemade mac and cheese with grated Gruyere and Emmenthal imported from 🇨🇭.
I can’t eat carbs like this often, it makes me bloated and tired. 😎
But so good when I do. 😍
Anyway, about my back. I coughed while still in bed one morning which had me hunched over and I suddenly felt a stabbing pain at the very base of my spine, right above my butt.
I’m not unfamiliar with back pain. The kids’ dad has an old hockey injury that flares up regularly. When he dislocates a disc (herniated disc) he is immobilized and in major pain for weeks. He found a sports medicine specialist who uses chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy and acupuncture to set him straight again, which has reduced the number of flare-ups.
So I understood immediately what happened to me when I doubled over in pain, thanks to his experiences over the years.
Today is a week later and I’m only feeling a dull pain in that spot now. What I need is to continue/return to my yoga fitness, but because my cold is still lingering I haven’t felt up for it. Frankly any position with my head looking down will cause the snot to flow out of my head and no thank you. 🙄
So I’m waiting with the exercising until my snot dries up. 😄
Meanwhile, I mentioned my *accident* to a friend and he said something to the effect of this:
Sneezing, coughing and orgasms can actually be very damaging.
So. Anyone have a story to share? 😂
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