Could a slipped disk be cured by walking?
I can't say that I was diagnosed with a slipped disk. But, then my doctor will not tell me the truth about what all is wrong with me. You might not want to believe it, but neither does yours. Don't believe me? Ask to read your own medical file and see what a fit they give you. I had one doctor tell me there was no such test to tell if someone having hallucinations or not. Then I pulled out a standard text book for pre-med students that I obtained while on a trip visiting my aunt who is a professor for medical school. (did I say that right?) I found it interesting reading, and was curious if my doctor was on the up and up. Turns out NO! The doctors available to me, any and all of them, are so far behind on their information. Anyway, I told you that to get me to this.
I had a car accident 7 years ago that left untold damage to my back and other parts of my body. Like I said, the doctors in my area are not very good., either because they choose to be that way or are sworn to be, but in either case, not very good. My back has been "thrown" easy ever since. Even lifting a basket of laundry to carry it from one room to the next seemed to pull every muscle in my back out. But something wonderful happened to me yesterday.
As a part of my new year's resolution, I set out to lose some weight. I already eat pretty good but lacking in the exercise department severely. So I humbled myself to begin with 30 minutes (If I could do it without passing out or having a panic attack) only at 1.5 mph, which is a very slow pace. (I say humbled myself because I use to run 5 miles a day, 5 days a week. And only last summer I was doing 3 miles 3 times a week.) You see, it got to where I couldn't even walk on the treadmill 10 minutes without my head spinning and chest tightening and felt as if I would pass out. I never even felt that way after a 15 mile road march! So, while I was out paying bills and shopping for dinner, my head started spinning and my chest was tight. I felt since I was like that anyway, I might as well do the treadmill thing. I figured it might even make me feel better. I already felt bad. So, I put on some ear buds and cranked up the mp3 player. I did my usual routine that I do when I am having a panic attack, I tried to distract myself with unusual noises and sights. It was terrible, I will not lie. My chest felt like it was going to explode. I was breathing fine, but felt like someone was holding a plastic bag over my head. My back was jumping and twitchy and felt like it could snap at any moment. I had only been walking for twenty minutes!
Then it happened. A few little pops from my lower spine. One huge pop from my upper part of the spine. I actually felt it sliiiiiiiiide over into place! Then a lot of pain.
I had popped my back all kinds of ways before, just stretching. So I figured this to be nothing. But, I noticed the constant, blunt pain in my back, opposite my left lung, that I had for over a year now, was gone. And with each passing moment, it was feeling better. My chest wasn't as tight as time passed too. I continued to walk out the 30 minutes on the treadmill. But when I stopped and got off of the treadmill, I felt kind of like you would after getting off of a really wild roller coaster. So I "brought myself down" by walking backwards in a circle for another 10 minutes. (This is a good technique to distract yourself if you are ever worried) Then some stretches so I wouldn't be sore later.
For the first time in over a year, I got to lay down in my bed and not feel like someone has stuck a brick under my heart.