A Conversation for The Alexander Technique
I'm a believer (ouch!)
Ormondroyd Started conversation Aug 18, 2001
You know you're getting old when you end up doing a h2g2 search for 'back pain'! Anyway, I'm glad that it brought me here, because this Entry made very interesting reading. I think I may have just demonstrated the truth of Mr Alexander's theories, in a rather painful manner.
Earlier this week, I somehow managed to twist my left foot. I probably just trod awkwardly somewhere. Anyway, I ended up with what felt like a very tender tendon in there somewhere.
With a bit of massage, my foot was soon on the mend. But while it was sore, I was limping and putting all of my considerable weight on the right side of my body.
Now, my foot's fine, but I've got an agonizing pain in the right-hand side of my lower back! It would make perfect sense for that to have been caused by unbalanced weight distribution while I was limping. The good thing about that, I guess, is that as I'm now walking normally again, the back trouble should clear up.
In the meantime, I'll just take care to sit up straight in my armchair, with a cushion supporting my back. Because, of course, classical guitarists aren't the only people who sit hunched over their instruments. Computer users often do that too.
(Goes to make to wash down painkillers).
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