Wednesday, February 13, 2013

IMS

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Intramuscular stimulation.  That is what I had yesterday, my 9th visit to the physiotherapist for some knotted up muscles in my back.

IMS is basically, acupuncture directly in the muscle to stimulate a muscle spasm.  Did I say it hurts?

Over ten years ago, my friend Debbie and I were returning home from a reading circle.  We were stopped at a red light and were hit by a semi-trailer whose driver had not properly estimated his stopping distance.

I was hit by my car seat which then flopped back, broken.  The assessment was soft tissue damage to the upper right hand quadrant of my back.

Since then, I have developed a persistent little knot in my back, so persistent in fact that I have named her... Hazel.

Hazel Knot has been a nuisance to me for a long time, too long in fact and my wonderful physiotherapist, Anita and I have decided that it's time to take out the big guns. Said guns in the form of a thicker kind of acupuncture needle. Did I mention that it hurts like the Dickens?

It is my fervent hope that Hazel and I will part ways in the next few weeks, she will be missed but not mourned.

Amen.

Stella


2 comments:

labergerebasque said...

Here’s to Hazel’s bon voyage...

Stella said...

I'm toasting tonight Bergère. Hazel is still with me but she is ailing...