but you can keep her out of the gym and no boxing.
Orthopedist ordered 4 weeks of rehab, 1 week of steroids, reassessment in 10 days, pain meds, muscle relaxers (to make it so (1) I can sleep and (2) so I don't wake up in pain).
This is so not the news I wanted to hear. But it's not like I didn't expect it.
The diagnosis? Cervical radiculitis.
If in 10 days I'm not feeling better we're going to do an MRI to figure out if there's a bulging disc (we don't think there's a herniation b/c the MRI showed a good inter-vertebral space).
Right now the pain has me out of the gym (even running on the elliptical hurts). So I'll need you all to run a mile or two for me until I'm all fixed.
The hardest part about all of this? I wonder where I'd be if I didn't have to deal with a crappy spine. Would I have reached my goals? Will I get to continue on?