Have you ever awaken to find that your back is so stiff you feel frozen?
Today this has happened to me. 😦 When I awoke and tried to get up, my body was screaming at me. This has never happened before. Once in the past, my foot completely cramped up and it released after a day or two, but never my back. I am in pain and feel completely out of alignment. I tried to move. I tried massaging it, rolling out, stretching, moving. All of which have resulted in pain.
I was so scared this morning. I panicked immediately. I can’t be hurt right now, I just can’t. I have to be on top of my game each and every day in case an audition or opportunity comes up. I can’t afford to take time off to nurse an injury. Then I thought, why is this happening? I exercise, take class, stretch, and eat healthy every day. So what have I done wrong? One thing that comes to mind is dehydration/ lack of fluids. It has been so hot and humid here and I have been sweating so much. Is it possible I have not been replenishing my fluids enough? Also, I know my hips often get out of alignment. Maybe my muscles are just stuck right now?
Either way, I am doing everything I can to make this get better fast. I am icing right now and drinking lots of water while also trying to relax because being tense and stressed out will only make things worse. If any one has any tips on nursing a stiff/locked up back, please let me know. I have high hopes that this will quickly pass and I will be back on my feet in no time 🙂
On a lighter note, I hope everyone has a wonderful Independence Day full of fireworks, bbq’s, music, friends, family, and fun. Happy Birthday America 🙂