The “Strength” of my back is actually deceiving. 🤔
My back and calves are the only 2 areas that naturally “keep up.” But if you’ll notice in the small of my low back a bump in the center of the spine. 👈🏼
That is actually my 3rd Lumbar Spinous Process fractured off from the Vertebra. A bilateral pars fracture which means my L3 vertebrae is free flowing from the stabilization of the rest of the spine.
The vertebra has slid forward and smooshes a disc while the spinous process pokes out the back.
Over the years It has caused the back of my body to HOLD ON TIGHT and lock up my spines flexibility, my muscles, and nerves.
Everyday, every minute and second, my hands are tingling or numb, I have low back pain, Glute pain, hip flexor pain and more.
I go weekly to a very Eastern medicine acupuncturist who also does oriental Osteopedic Manipulation on my entire body.
Almost 3 consecutive years and a laundry list of dos and dont’s with my liquids, foods, sleep, clothes, stretches and so much more.
This is a back to back to back marathon and putting my complete trust in his advice and techniques has saved me from degrading even more.
I’m my own worse enemy by either following my action list or fallen off. It shows immediately.
We all have aches, pains, limitations, and sometimes what seems like the impossible. But the difference of using excuses and pointing blame against taking responsibility and developing a different sense of purpose for your body is what defines you.
I stretch, hang, roll, and more therapeutic exercises for over 1.5 hours after every workout.
I have had this @Hyperice vibrating foam roller, but only think to use it during aggravated flares. But learning more and more about the benefits will force you to add it consistently in your routine.
I also just bought the ball! I can’t wait for it to arrive!