So I was swapping out the implements on my arena drag and well, I pinched a nerve while I was picking up a 3lb piece of metal. No, I wasn't twisting, no, I wasn't throwing, and yes, I was using my legs. *sigh
I did stretches, slept on the coach with a heat pad and ice packs, drank loads of water and was generally a good girl about trying to get this thing to stop hurting. I didn't even ride that much so I mean, COME ON! Trying to be nice was fruitless in the end because my undoing was when I hosed Jade's legs Thursday evening (seriously!) and I could only walk like a decrepit 100 year old woman with raging arthritis. *more sigh
We also had a HUGE dog training weekend and I NEEDED to be at least functioning for that so yeah... we went here:
I've been going to the chiro for several years and while I know that my body is in better shape because of them, I'm still a dubious person when people talk about "miracle cures" where they walk in broken and walk out skipping. My regular doctor was across the street so I figured if I needed some heavy meds, I could just go there.
With my bases covered, I went and did a massage (which was really lots of stretching) and then my adjustment. At this point I didn't care if they cut my leg off because it was hurting so badly and unpredictably. Shockingly, when my adjustment was done... I could walk. And bend and yeah. Witchcraft.
I didn't expect this to last so I immediately booked for Monday expecting to be way out of whack by then but at least I could teach. The weekend was a little touch and go but never as bad as on Friday so definitely a win. We also helped 30 dog/handler pairs learn things and everyone had a great time! Now to get back to riding ponies!