I have been seeking refuge in this forum over the past few weeks since injurying my neck and thought I would finally 'reach out.'
I am a relatively young, 29 year old who has - until recently - have been leading a very active, personally wonderful life. Very into an outdoorsy life, always hiking, traveling, etc. I have a wonderful wife, going on 12 years together, that I do almost everything with. And this year just finished almost 11 years of schooling and have landed my dream job. This was supposed to be our first summer of 'freedom' and then I made one silly mistake.
I have a history of upper thoracic and lower lumbar back problems, which flair up about once a year. About 2 months ago we were walking our dog when we were charged by an aggressive off leash dog on a trail. I quickly picked her up to protect her and after putting her down realized I tweaked my upper back. My wife, who has recently started working out more, recommended I try using a foam roller to jell stretch out my mid back. About a week later I accidentally missused a foam roller - laid on it lengthwise and didn't fully have my head supported on the roller