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Physical Therapy

I've started physical therapy for my back now. It's a wee bit strange but the doc has included "desensitization" as part of the routine and it is worse than everything else. I can deal with pain from stretching and working out and core strengthening... but C-, my physical therapist, also has to rub my back with a variety of things.

Mostly soft things. Some rubber, some slightly spikey. And, honestly, the nerves in my back are so sensitive and reactive, this part of PT is torture. The lighter the touch, the worse it is. My back was freaking out for an hour afterwards.

C- warned me this would happen. I didn't believe her. Now I do. Seriously, I had no idea just rubbing my back would be so bad.

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talvinm
Nov. 17th, 2012 02:20 am (UTC)
I am supposed to call and set up an appointment for my own PT. And also for Pain Management.

Now I'm scared. :P
gaaneden
Nov. 17th, 2012 02:36 am (UTC)
As long as you don't have "desensitization" on the list, you should be fine.
melchar
Nov. 17th, 2012 02:52 am (UTC)
I love your icon [Thunder as ... explosively ... adorable] - and I hope that your back will start behaving itself when faced [rubbed?] with repeated new stimuli. Luck!
gaaneden
Nov. 17th, 2012 03:04 am (UTC)
Thank you. I love all of my Big Trouble in Little China icon. A friend of mine made them for me.

I hope my back gets better, too.
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