Sunday, February 7, 2010

back pain

I mentioned previously that I was experiencing agonizing back pain. It turns out my tail bone is out, as in shifted so that the left side is out a little more than the right side and that leads to inflammation and serious pain.

I've had three PT sessions and they are helping a lot, except that my tail bone keeps popping out in between sessions. :( I also had a set back flying back from the conference last week given that I was on a cramped plane for 6 hours straight.

The point of the PT exercises are to build up the muscles to keep the tailbone in place, however that means the tailbone should be in place while I'm doing the exercises. I don't know what we're going to do if it keeps popping out between appointments. I also don't know what this means for the rest of my pregnancy, this is occurring much earlier for me than it does for many pregnant women. Please keep your fingers crossed that my tailbone stays in place so that the exercises will work and I can be fairly pain free for the rest of this pregnancy.

Ok, I'm off to do some of my exercises and ice my back.

4 comments:

Seeking Solace said...

Owie!!!

I hope the PT helps. Have you seen a chiro?

Psycgirl said...

Ohhhhh that sounds sooo painful :( I hope it gets better soon

post-doc said...

Wow - that sounds horrible, you poor thing! I can't imagine enduring plane rides with something like that wrong. Take care of yourself and I think good 'tailbone properly placed' thoughts.

Liza karen said...

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