All right, Internet Genuises, now solve this one!
Posted by Lissa on June 10, 2010
Good morning everyone! (At least if cold and rainy and way too frickin’ early can be called good.) Since you were all so amazing on the sewing and leatherwork question, I’m upping the stakes to personal health. Can you magically solve this for me, too?
Starting yesterday morning, I noticed a twinge in my back. Whenever I bent my chin to my chest a sharp, stabbing pain took up residence in my spine between my shoulder blades. No matter how often I tried to stretch it, the pain remained. Maybe even got worse.
Now, I figured it was a pinched-nerve thing — it’s my spinal cord that hurts, right? But Mike thinks it’s my rhomboid muscle. I was struggling pretty hard to finish my lat pull-downs yesterday; he thinks I strained a muscle in my back and should therefore
a) go a few days without lifting
b) stop “stretching” it, ’cause that’s making it worse!
In addition to the spinal-cord pinched-nerve theory and the rhomboid muscle hypothesis, I’m also going to offer the quite-plausible option that a spine-hugger alien (kissing cousin to a face-hugger alien) has taken up residence in my back betwixt my shoulder blades. It’s likely that every time I try to stretch I move the alien’s little nest about, which pisses it off and makes it drop stitches, and it therefore stabs me with a knitting needle to make me shut up and hold still.
What do you think?