as i enjoy a few days off for the thanksgiving holiday, i'm also finally taking the time to get my back looked at again. yesterday i had a follow up appointment with my doctor where we discovered that my sacrum was twisted (and boy did it hurt putting it back in alignment). we also discovered that, surprise surprise, i have super lazy runner's butt on my right side and nothing is as strong as it should be, or firing properly. that could easily lead to the alignment issues that i continue to have. the doctor prescribed four weeks of physical therapy to work on core and spine strengthening exercises. i'm thrilled. *insert severe sarcasm here*
at the end of the appointment however, the shooting pain i have had continued to show its face even after the alignments and my doctor decided it is better to be safe than sorry and get an mri scheduled. for the record, i am terrified of mri's. aside from claustrophobia, i had a "bad" mri experience when i was a child and thus i have been anxiety ridden since yesterday just thinking about getting into a mri tube. i'm trying to get in with an open mri nearby, hoping that will help.
part of my anxiety clearly centers around what the mri might or might not reveal. i don't know what to expect, i'm just hoping whatever the news is, i will not be sidelined for too long.