Thursday, January 31, 2008

What's up, Doc?

Sorry to leave you hanging for a few days, but I had to go out of town on my very first "business trip," and didn't have a chance to post anything until now.

Well, like I said in my last post, I was headed to the chiropractor to see if they could figure out what is going on with my hamstring. He did an exam and was going to come up with a treatment plan. Then I asked if it might have something to do with my sciatic nerve because sometimes when I am sitting for a while, especially in the car, it kind of feels a little numb. Then he had me get some x-rays to check that out. It turns out that the lumbar 5 (the lowest vertebrate in the spine) was compressing the disc, which could be pinching the nerve. There were some other problems too, but that is what is causing my problems. He proceeded to pop my back up and down, do some ART, and schedule another visit. Highlight of the visit: He told me I didn't need to stop running, and that he didn't see any reason why I wouldn't be ready for Boston when April rolls around.

Feeling good about training again, I set out for a short run after work today. I didn't even notice my ankle at all, and my hamstrings felt pretty good. Better than they have felt in about a month. I am so looking forward to working up my mileage and speed again. I am definitely ready to get back out on the road!

3 comments:

Lani said...

You're gonna rock the Boston marathon! Can't wait!

nwgdc said...

wonderful news! just be sure to stick with the treatments so that the problems don't become a recurring theme!
and do you really need to bring up boston again? not that i'm jealous or anything. :)

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