Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Frustration Sets In

I saw a new chiro on Tuesday since "my" chiro was out sick. He provided me with additional core exercises which I started performing last night and this morning. Part of this stems from my ignorance of all things stretching and part of this stems from frustration, but I often wonder what the point of all this is? I get that I have a muscle imbalance, but will these visits and these stretches REALLY correct what seems like a major issue? I've quipped out loud and the chiros think so these adjustments WILL work. So does Sarah who noted:

It does work if you are fixing the problem that you have. I think you are and (clearly) they think they are. Your biomechanics were so bad that your body was at war with itself. The front was fighting the back and the left was fighting the right. It's not going to work well that way. You have to get everything working as 'a team'. It won't stay 100% corrected. But then, you ran PRs last spring and felt fine and was probably way off then too. Just have to get it to a level where you can run pain free and do your exercises to keep it that way. If you feel a twinge or your SI joint starts to lock up again, head in for another adjustment. If all goes as planned, this will be the only episode of 'two-three times/week'. I can't think of a single downside to having a stronger core!

At the end of the day, I really don't have a choice, but to continue listening to the counsel of others. This fox is out of tricks...


Towpath said...

"A house divided against itself cannot stand."

Be patient. PT work is not a quick fix. I had a hamstring imbalance problem in college and it took 4 months of 3 x week 1 hour long, athletic trainer supervised workouts to correct. You can't revert to your previous ways (doing nothing) once the problem is fixed. I still have to do 45 minutes of specific exercises 3 x week to keep the old problem from returning.

YF said...

I wonder Dr. Chiro reading your blog or whining by any chance.