I woke up yesterday morning and started the day like usual – taking care of our puppy, Winnie. While I was playing with her, I found myself really aching in my lower back. It started as a small twinge, and then continually got worse throughout the day. It got to the point where it was downright painful.
I was able to get to work and get in an almost full day, but I headed out to the chiropractor a bit early, so he could work his magic and help get me back to 100%. After the adjustment, it got worse (I expected this), and then it slowly started to get better throughout the night. I woke up this morning and could at least stand up correctly, without having to seriously compensate in my upper back for the lower back pain. Now that I am at work sitting, it is starting to get tight and uncomfortable again.
With all the pressure and back pain, my exercising endeavors have been completely halted for the next couple days. I hope to get back to the pool Friday morning, even if it’s just to swim and stretch out a bit. For now, I am just icing, relaxing a bit, and trying not to put any weird pressure on my back – easier said than done when you sit all day. Oh, and of course playing with a certain four-legged friend…
Have you ever had your back seize up like this? What did you do to combat the pain? Any stretching exercises that you recommend?