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Scared To Work Out

Monday, June 03, 2013

I was in the car a day or two ago, and somehow managed to move in a way that audibly popped/cracked the top of my spinal column. Right after than I was leaning forward while my sister was driving and she hit the breaks suddenly, which made my neck feel like part of my spine was lodged in my throat. Now I'm laying in bed, and every time I sigh or breath deeply, I get this painful sharp stabbing feeling in my back. My mother said she thinks it's whiplash. (She's a nurse/lpn.)

I left my bed a little while ago to go clean up the living room, and when I stood up my spine was so stiff.... it was a little painful. Not nearly as painful as when I breath, but yeah.

I don't want to not exercise, yet again. If I keep getting into all these situations that end up in me not exercising I won't make much progress. I have to work from 8-8 tomorrow, so I doubt I'll attempt it tomorrow anyways (I don't exercise after the sun begins to set so that I don't risk people seeing my shadow in the window.... (#mentallyillpeopleproblems) But by Tuesday I should probably try to see if exercise won't in fact harm me further.

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    I agree. Part of taking care of yourself is understanding and recognizing we put our bodies through ALL SORTS of things that they were never meant to do and things that we're just not quite trained to do yet: all of this sitting we do, lack of exercise, nutrition, exercise, car rides (body jarring), etc. So things break down, get injured, get strained, need rest, need ice, need warmth, need massage, need stretching, need more vitamins, need other supplements, etc.

A physician can either give you things to alleviate the stiffness and help you move around and get fluid back into your joints that may be all stiff from the injury or laying around, and/or they can refer you to a physical therapist who can help you repair this condition or stretches and things you can do on your own.

Take care of you. You're the only YOU you have. =)

Comment edited on: 6/6/2013 10:14:52 AM

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FITGRANDMA145 6/5/2013 1:44AM

    I'm on the band wagon of get it checked out. Just think if your mom is a nurse and says to do it, then she has some experience with this, plus she's your mom and probably can tell when you need to be seen just by knowing you.

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ONUTHIN125 6/4/2013 2:12PM

    emoticon I would go and have it checked out. You can never be too careful with your spine. emoticon

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JENNIK2 6/3/2013 10:58AM

    I agree with everyone else. Get it checked out before you do anything. Even before you you work that long day.

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MAPLECANDY3 6/3/2013 9:59AM

    Definitely get it checked out, that could e serious. And dont worry about exercise - if you exercise and hurt yourself then you wont be exercising for much longer than if you dont today.

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MYKIDSRSWEET 6/3/2013 8:10AM

    I agree on the getting it checked out. Not to scare you, but my husband ended up having spinal fusion surgery after a minor thing. Better safe than sorry with your spine.

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MARUKI52 6/3/2013 6:26AM

    If it were me I would go and get it checked out. I have had whiplash and know how painful it can be. I would say don't exercise no matter how much you might feel you ought to, not until you've seen someone who can check your spine/neck out properly. It's far better not to exercise in case that makes things worse.

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