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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Acute injury and straining a facet-joint

I had a small overnight bag (OK - it was heavier than it should have been). I bent down to retrieve my post, bending diagonally. The force required pulled me to the left and I felt something 'go.' I thought I would get over it until I was holding my new niece for some time on a low sofa . I felt the muscles in the area go into further spasm. I moved about, knowing I had 'done something' more to my back than the usual muscular aches. I had, in the morning, applied kinesio tape to my back, for the sake of the pain in my 'hinge' at L4/5, but it had not helped this more acute incident.

Over night I had more pain and despite glute stretches, there was a slow and gentle throbbing sensation which went into my left buttock and gently down my left leg. I knew I was in trouble when I was struggling to weight-bear on the left leg, but sitting was also very uncomfortable. Luckily my osteopath had space to see me much later in the day, so I was most glad.  He said I had strained a facet joint pulling on the adjacent and adjoining musculature and it was all inflamed (no kidding!). A treatment ensued with the request to ice, drink plenty of water and to use heat pads.

I tried some Bowen moves on the area, but also needed painkillers. A follow up appointment was arranged for Monday the following week. It is all frustrating and I am still in a great deal of pain. It just shows how little I still need to do in order for there to be a full-scale incidence. I am absolutely shattered. To be fair though, even normo-mobiles could have incidents such as this.....


John O'Sullivan said...

Hi Isobel, I've been reading your blog and researching JHS as my friend is a recently diagnosed sufferer and I wanted to be better informed to help.
I see you haven't posted on your blog for many months now. I hope you are well. What you are doing is important work and I'm sure there are so many people who feel the gratitude I do for your excellent information on the subject.
Kind regards,

MizzK said...

Hi John, You are right about not writing a post for a while. I am going to do one now - but I have only had about 4 osteopathy sessions since and am otherwise doing very well. I have written 2 books about JHS which might help your friend. Thank you for your feedback! Isobel Knight

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I also had Acute injury and straining a facet-joint, when i was taking the dance classes, i had it while learning a step of dance. It is very painful, i must say. May God protect all of us from such injuries