It was a rough Sunday for me yesterday. I woke up and when I went to get out of bed, I could barely walk. I shuffled along like an 80 year old woman. My back is out, yet again, and I am getting very frustrated.
I have had back problems for about 20 years, since right before my CFS started, but the past few years I have only had a few occurrences where I couldn’t function because of it. Now since April my back has went out four or five times. This is the second time in the past month that it has been out.
What really stinks is that I am always told that I should not have the problems and pain with my back that I do because although I do have herniated disks, they are not that bad. But when my back goes out, I am crooked and I can’t hardly move and I look absolutely miserable, and I feel miserable too. The only thing the doctors have been able to do for me over the years have been to prescribe pain killers and muscle relaxers.
I have tried chiropractic care several times but I always end up worse after several visits.
To describe how I look when my back goes out is very difficult. It is one of those things you just have to see and most people cringe when they see how my body actually shifts.
The best way to describe what I look like is that my top half and my bottom half look like they were taken off then put back on but not correctly. Or it looks like my top half but someone else’s bottom half.