Thursday, February 11, 2010
I saw K today. I had to explain I was in a lot of pain again - mainly lumbar spine (see entry below). I explained my theories (also see below). K felt that the fact I had more mobility in my thoracic spine was the best explanation as to why my lumbar spine has gone "bonkers". Additionally, this probably tallies with why I feel particularly hypermobile and why I was going into hyperextension even more than normal during ballet. K feels my abdominal muscle spasms are possibly a protective mechanism, and the muscles are so sore because they are fatigued/strained. K has suggested I go back to basics in Pilates and that I do some of my pelvic tilt exercises on the wall etc to continue to strengthen the worst area of instability and pain. K said that in the end although my body has become very "disorganised" again, the fact my legs were so much better was an indication for the overall success of treatment and that better to have my fully functioning in the end rather than leaving some areas of the spine stiff and immobile at the expense of the hypermobility. Possibly a difficult call. I don't like feeling this chaotic or unstable - and the pain is not great. I am going to do some Bowen as well to try and pacify things!