Stages of body in pain, twisted, etc.

I bought a Fascia Blaster and have used it a few times. I’m slowly figuring out how to work this routine into my time and priorities.

I wanted to document where I’m at. In this Levels of Fascia Freak-Out I figure I’m like a 3.5. I identify with most of level 3 and some points of level 4. I’m just going on the general feeling here and also what my new, very thorough chiropractor has been saying about my body.

Right now I have, for starters:

  • difficult to move Right pelvis (injury) (“low back pain” that is what I have been calling an “ilio-psoas injury”
  • knees in pain, feel inflamed and cannot come anywhere near a yogi squat, which I used to be able to do easily. Difficulty getting down on the floor.
  • Small spider veins
  • Recurring problems with wrists – chiropractic adjustment. Right now I have a strain in my left thumb, going up my lower arm.
  • continued neck and upper back tension and pain
  • feeling of tension all over head and jaw – last year was at the level of nearly TMJ, had one very painful jaw click. Learned that when I feel I need to stretch it, then I do, then I keep wanting to re-stretch it, then it starts to get pains even when not stretching.
  • been grinding my teeth for years. Have entered deeper discussions with various dentists on this starting last year.
  • Have been feeling pre-fibromyalgia… which is level 4.
  • sometimes take pharma muscle relaxer just to get some relief, which lasts a couple of days. Or to try to stop a recoil-type episode before it gets out of hand.

That’s the gist of it.

Last year I saw a physical therapist twice a week for 3 months. I gave up temporarily until I picked up the journey again in January 2017. I am now seeing a new chiropractor twice a week. Private pilates instruction once a week and hoping to move into group classes soon. Learning from Ashley Black’s YouTube videos. Reading book by Dr. Kelly Starrett. Going to yoga and modifying poses based on what I learn from all of the above.

So, I’m doing the work. I hope everyone is doing their own work, whatever that is for you. Carry on, warriors!

Love,
Rachel

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