The human body is an amazing intricate work of mystery.
When its fine tuned, it can outperform any man made machinery or computer. However, when something goes wrong somewhere, it is amazing to see just how fast that can travel wrecking havoc unless it is properly treated.
We recently returned from a two week vacation in Italy. I did more walking over cobble stone streets, volcanic ash, dirt, hard stone and sand and I felt great! At the end of the day, I was exhausted and my legs said they had enough.
But I was till operating on all cylinders.
When we came home, things slowly changed. At first, I started feeling a lot of tightness in my lower lumbar and shortly, a flare of of sciatic started. Then my neck started in, I was having trouble turning. I am already limited in the range of motion because of ACDF surgeries and plates, but I had been doing fine up till now.. Still nothing alarming.. Then my thoracic area start to burn and stab and I know once that happened, the rest was going to pile on. I had troubles with my shoulders, my pecks we so tight, I could not lift my arms more than 45 derees.
So back to my Deep Tissue Massage person who told me the solution to my problem is to retire and head back to Italy!.
I wish! He started on my thoracic area, but has been concentrated on my major and minor peck muscles and THAT HURTS. I am also in PT for Ultrasound, Heat/Ice and mild stretching.
So, here I went to feeling pretty good, doing more than I have been able to do in over a year, did not overdue anything (my wife wouldn't let me) and my human stereo kicked in. First it was there, then it traveled and not to be undone, the other side of my body started.
It is amazing to see how the body operates. All it takes it for something to go wrong in one area and in a quick time, it starts to snowball. This is nothing new and it happens to all of us.
Good thing to know is that I am older and perhaps a bit wiser to know this is a flareup and I take the correct measures to get me back on track.
Maybe instead of a stereo body, I could be Mono!
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences