I am happy to report that the therapy is working! My pain levels are often only 2 out of 10 on most days (down from 5 or 6 most days, which is even further down from 8 or 9 before Keith got ahold of me). I still can't figure out what makes it spike. Does dancing? Some days. Does yoga? Some days. Does doing nothing? Some days. There's never any rhyme or reason. We recently moved from two treatments per week to one. I think it was difficult to figure out if it was working since muscle soreness would set in a couple of days after the treatment, and I was going in for the next appointment with a day or two after that. I have noticed a big difference in how I feel now that my body has enough time to heal from the previous appointment.
If you aren't sure what fascia is...read THIS article! "Fascia is a web of fibrous tissue that permeates the body, but is it really the "Cinderella Tissue" that new age therapists, Rolfers, and yoga instructors suggest? The fascial system is still a medical mystery." I kind of think of it as a net that holds all my meat to my bones.
|Why WOULDN'T I do this move?!|
I am very appreciative that I have a primary care physician willing to do this kind of treatment on me. I feel like he uses a mix of Western medicine with Chinese medicine. I was so grumpy when my former doctor stopped accepting my insurance and I was randomly placed with this doctor. What a blessing in disguise, though!
So, although it is painful, I am hopeful that enduring this now will mean I don't get arthritis in this hip later in life. Have you ever tried myofascial release or rolfing? I'd love to hear about your experiences!