Monday, August 13, 2007


Oh my aching back!!! Don't ask how it happened - because I honestly don't know. One minute I was fine, the next it felt like my sciatic nerve was going haywire, followed by back spasms. This was Friday night. Saturday was much of the same, as was Sunday. Finally here is Monday!! My chiropractor's office is open (THANK GOD!), so hopefully he can fix me up. The whole right side of my body is screwed up. From ribcage to hip.

The reason I'm really worried about it is because I'm going on a 16 hour car ride this Saturday to mom and dad's. I honestly don't think I can sit there like that if my back is all jacked up. I'm hoping whatever the problem is, it's easily fixed. I'm positive my husband doesn't want to listen to me bitch and bitch across three Provinces.

I haven't been to my chiro in almost 6 months or more. When I first started to see him, I was there twice a week. Turns out my spine has major curvature that they figure was from when I was born (I was born face up). This would explain why I could never touch my toes - EVER. If your spine isn't straight, you aren't bending over too much. It might also explain why I had a hell of a time trying to birth my kids. My pelvis was also twisted, which is why one leg was a tad shorter than the other. You'd think this would be a huge problem. Not so. My doctor stripped my muscles so they would learn to hold my bones where they SHOULD be. I still have a bit of curvature, but it's a lot better. The spur on my vertebrae can't be fixed without surgery, and was from spinal compression. I can live with that. It's a hell of a lot better than being some old lady who is so hunched up, all she see's is her sagging tits and her orthopedic shoes.

Back to my point: so I'm trying to function the last few days in pain. I could see if I had been in a car accident or something, but when you are just sitting there and all of a sudden - BAM - it's odd. It also freaks me out because I don't want this sudden back issue to spring up on my during my trip. So cross your fingers that things are put back in place easily, and stay the hell there!!!


Noemi said...

That sucks! I hate those all of a sudden where the hell did you come from and who the hell invited you back pains!

Hope you feel better!

tulipmom said...

So sorry to hear you're in pain. Good luck with the chiro. I hope you get some relief SOON.

I have a mild case of scolios (lordosis, I think it's called) and had a rough time with back labor with Sweet Boy (I'm blocking that out of my mind right now!).

TK the Shrink said...

I have issues with my back too. I'll move in a certain way and if the stars are aligned just right, my back will pull and just hurt so bad!!! And I never know just what movement caused it because it'll've been a fairly normal movement. Annoying!

Anonymous said...

straighten up soon, chickie. there is only so much a bellini can fix. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I have back pain too...I feel for you.

Hope you can feel better soon!!!

Slick said...

Geeezus, sounds painful just reading this!

Good luck on getting that fixed up Elle!

Maria said...

I have sciatica in my back and I know EXACTLY what you mean. I will be working in my garden all day long and all will be fine and then I will just roll over in bed and BAM....the pain comes spurting all over my back and down my right leg into the arch of my foot.

I didn't get much help from a chiropractor, although I don't have a curved spine...I have herniated discs and sciatica.

Ah...maybe ice? Laying on an ice pack helped me much more than a heating pad.
Good luck!

Slackermommy said...

What a bummer! I hope your back starts feeling better soon. I have a lot of back issues also. It's one of the worst kinds of pain.