So I'm 4 weeks out from my second prolo treatment, and I feel... better.
For the first three weeks following the treatment my lower back was killing me. I figured it was just the muscles all inflamed from the treatment. I didn't really stop to think about how that's really different from what I have experienced in the past, I just accepted it.
Anyways, this week my lower back was bothering me I decided to try to foam roll it out. I found that my back was seriously tight, and once I was done rolling out the knots, I felt 100% better. It made me wish that I had done this earlier.
My point with all of this is that the source of my pain could be addressed through soft tissue work. I think it's important for me to do soft tissue work after a prolo treatment because my muscles responds to the trauma by tightening up resulting in adhesions.
I may feel like I'm worse off the week after a treatment, but if I roll out and break up those adhesions suddenly I can feel how my body has improved for the better.
Riding out this "prolocoaster" has been wearing me down. I'm just ready to get this over with, to be pain free and to get back to lifting like I used to.
I'm also hoping that past session will be my last treatment. I'm still doubtful, just because I still don't feel right, but the Doc seemed pretty certain I would only need 2 sessions.
I'm looking forward to lifting again this weekend. Eventually I'll test everything out and squat with full ROM, and I'll see if my hips are in alignment now. Used to be off, with the treated hip going lower than the non-treated hip. Perhaps this is from tightness in the hip rather than a sign of how the joint is moving, I'm not sure. I would be interested to see if I can pass my Ober test now with either leg, perhaps I'll ask my PT guy when I see him next.
...Also, I'm thinking to ask the doc for a prescription of PT so my current dry needling guy can address both hips/lower back. That would be amazing.