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I did a complete forward bend to stretch . Now in lot of agony

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by IndiMarshall, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. IndiMarshall

    IndiMarshall Well known member

    Since I believe there is structurally nothing major with my back. I did a complete forward bend to touch the floor without bending my knees. Yes I did touch the floor after 9 long years..Hurray .

    Now I am in lot of pain after that.

    Next couple of days is going to be very hard.

    How do you cope with such situations?
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2015
  2. Elena99

    Elena99 New Member

    Well, you can still write to us, so that's good. Just take it a bit at a time. As you said, the next couple of days will be hard, but after that, it'll get better. Drink lots of water and take care of yourself. Listen to soothing music.
     
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  3. SunnyinFL

    SunnyinFL Well known member

    Hi Indi:
    Good for you for overcoming your fear of moving! That's great progress. As Elena99 says, remember to take care of yourself and take it a bit at a time. You've proven you don't have to give in to your fears, but be gentle with yourself. If you haven't been doing those sort of moves for 9 years, give yourself a break and just build up gradually. As they say, "Rome wasn't built in a day." Please know that there is a danger in getting too aggressive - i.e., you could hurt yourself - not because there is something wrong, but because you over did it - but, then you might go back into the fear mode. In other words, I'd take small, successful steps, build up gradually, and your confidence will get built up, too. I also like Elena99's suggestion to listen to soothing music - maybe while taking a bath or while just lying on the floor doing very gentle breathing and stretching. Best wishes!
     
  4. IndiMarshall

    IndiMarshall Well known member

    Thanks people I think I did over stretching and paid the price for this. Couldn't go back to sleep till 6 am due to pain, fear and anxiety. Thankfully I seem to be moderately fine but it is a good lesson. DONT OVER DO!

    I will try to be as mobile as possible.
     
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  5. IndiMarshall

    IndiMarshall Well known member

    Elena99 and SunnyinFL..
    I recovered well from that severe muscular pain yesterday which bothered me the whole night.
    I did motor bike ride for half an hour after 9 long years and walked 45 mins with moderate pain.
    Now I am back home and in bed thats when the pain increases,
    When I am in bed that is when I am having lot of pain and low confidence.
    Also siting is causing pain .
    If I can over come the pain while I sit and when in Bed, I feel I have made a good recovery.

    Hopefully I will make a good recovery in a month's time to go back to work..
     
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  6. Elena99

    Elena99 New Member

    It's interesting how sitting and laying in bed causes the most pain. This is what Dr. Sarno says, too, that it's when a person with TMS goes to rest for a while that the pain comes as a distraction.
     
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