I have not been running and I have been taking it very easy. I have also been stretching and using a heating pad at night. This all seemed to be helping when I was doing it, but it really didn't seem to be progressing at all.
This past Saturday my wife went to her chiropractor and I told her she needed to tell him to fix my back through her. She did as I asked but he didn't think it was possible for some reason. Our Medical Flexible Spending Account is empty and we don't have chiropractic coverage. This coupled with the fact that I have not gone to a chiropractor for nearly 15 years would mean that this first visit would be very pricey with all the x-rays and other new patient costs. He suggested that I stop using heat because it can just make it worse, and instead use ice. Of course he also suggested that I come and see him...... which I am not completely ruling out at this point.
Just when I was really starting to feel down and wondering if I was ever going to run again...... It is funny how our minds play tricks on us. During this time off the thought crossed my mind more than a few times about not being able to run again. I know that is not the case, but when it comes to back issues they can be completely life changing issues in some cases.
Do you ever get that way? Do you ever feel like this injury/setback will be the one that does me in and keeps me from running ever again?