I think I understand what happened to you.....doing back bends? Sure makes sense to me that you did flare a migraine, like PA says if your neck is not supported it can definitely cause muscle tension, spasm etc. leading to headaches! I'm having trouble understanding why he would want you to do something that could possibly cause pain?
When I am in my Pool I feel so good, I've always said if I could live in the water, my pain level would be sooooo much better. In the past I was always overdoing in the water with my PT exercises because you don't feel what you've done till hours later. After a few episodes of not being able to walk or barely move my arms hours after, I've learned to go easier on certain movements.
I have a triple fusion of the neck, so regular swim movements are out, there is no support for the neck and the arm movements are way too much. Try using a boogie board or a noodle for support. this made all the difference for me. My PT gave me a program to follow and was always asking me if I were entering a Swim Meet when she caught me doing more then I was supposed too! I hear her voice when I feel myself doing it now....makes me laugh!Hope you feel better soon!
Post Edited (skeye) : 5/31/2009 7:23:50 PM (GMT-6)
thank you PAlady. I'll see what they have in store for me on Tuesday. Ouch..... I've had back pain since I was 11-12 years old. Now I'm 40. It's catching up with me.
Great news Hara, PT is meant to help not cause headaches!! Hope you have a low pain day!