Okay I'm not sure if this is the entirely correct forum but here goes. Today I went to a new physical therapist who assessed me, tells me I have almost no mobility, my back isn't in a very good way, no where near full flexibility and thus activity, etc etc. Very disheartening stuff considering I have had this prob for 7 months and at times it felt close to 90% but the probs just keep coming back, for no reason, despite doing everything to try make it better and avoid reinjury.
Anyway, so he put me on lumbar traction, lying on my back with the thing round my waist and started it going. I must say that I got some very frightening sensations during the traction. First my legs were out straight. I felt the most peculiar electric shock sensations in both legs, in my buttock and hamstrings (though I don't think it went further than that) and my whole torso (back, front), I told him about it, he said bend my knees. It did start to feel better as it progressed but it felt like my whole torso had these sensations. It didn't hurt and he asked expressly to make sure there was no pain.
He said this isn't normal really, but it's because my spine and the tissues haven't been moved and stretched in that way for such a long time. I also had some electric current treatment. But I was just wondering has anyone else had this treatment and experienced such a thing? It was extremely bizzare! I thought the atcually thing was giving me electric shocks... unpleasant but not painful.
Any comments/thoughts? Thank you