Rest? Easy…

I’ve had back problems for about the last month or so now and I’ve got to say that it’s really starting to get on my nerves (ahem).

Not entirely sure what caused it but it’s coincided with a pretty heavy stint in the gym which seems to have fooled me into thinking that I could carry not only my four year old but another at the same time, over a lumpy field, in the dark at a party a few weeks back.

Suffice to say that my osteopath found one hip to be almost two inches higher than the other and also twisted forwards.

The strange thing is that I wouldn’t describe it as pain exactly, more just grief. It’s a kind of dull ache that hasn’t been far away since it first happened and when I’m in the gym or carrying anything it gets worse.

Having been to see the osteopath for the second time today, I’m assured that it’s a niggle which should settle down ‘with rest’ – and therein lies the problem. I know it’s ridiculous when health is concerned – but I’m genuinely not sure that my life is compatible with ‘rest’ for the time being.