Marvelling at the quickness with which time moves. Last month marked two years since I had my initial injury. Looking back to a time when I felt afraid of the future and of what having this injury meant, I find myself marvelling at how far I have come and how much I have accomplished. I … Continue reading April Link Party with A Chronic Voice: Marvelling, Splurging, Continuing, Balancing, Investing
Aquatic exercise can be beneficial for a wide range of injuries and chronic illnesses. When working out in the water the effect of gravity is completely removed, allowing your joints to open up and move without as much stress and strain traditional land based exercises can put on them. The benefits of this for a … Continue reading Aquatic Exercise
The best exercise I have found for lower back pain has been to activate my transverse abdominis which is an exercise I described in a post that can be found here. This exercise is the foundation of building a strong core which will help to support your spine. Once you are through an episode of … Continue reading Everyday Exercises
In my last post I talked about creating a daily plan for yourself to be successful in dealing with your injury. If you translate this to also creating meal plans, you may be able to help yourself lose weight and feel healthier; and for a spinal injury, every pound you lose is another pound that … Continue reading Making a Dietary Plan
In an increasingly fast paced environment it is hard to find time for ourselves. Our attention and time is being vied for by our families, our jobs, our friends (sometimes not necessarily in that order) and when we finally find time for ourselves it is hard to know what to do. Creating a plan for … Continue reading Creating a Daily Plan
It is after your first doctors appointment, and you and your doctor have come to the conclusion that your injury is serious enough that you should get an MRI. In the mean time your doctor may have suggested that you see a physical therapist or a chiropractor. Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash I have never seen a … Continue reading Benefits of Physical Therapy
Why you should always seek medical advice for a back injury.
How I injured my lower back.