Pain in My Lower Back and Hip from Leaning Sideways

I spent the large part of a work day sitting on the floor in front of a household PBX control box. This is a telephone control unit that businesses use, but this one was in a house. I see them a lot in big homes. They handle multiple phone lines, let you use regular phones and you can call the other extensions and even answer door intercoms. This control box was mounted close to the floor. I leaned over sideways all day in a cramped space working with wires. I needed to call my chiropractor in San Francisco the next day, which happened to be my day off. I had not planned on spending my only day off this week being in pain, and I wanted to be ready to get that overtime I needed to pay for our daughter’s braces.

The chiropractor took a look at me and saw that it was mostly muscle fatigue when I explained what I had done the day before. I leaned over to the right while sitting on the floor for hours working on that phone box. I stretched and fatigued the muscles on my left side, and that is the area of my lower back where it hurt the most. Plus, it felt like my back was catching. I would move and just freeze in pain. An spinal alignment adjustment fixed that. Heat therapy and a deep muscle massage relieved the muscle fatigue quickly. I was feeling great by later on in the afternoon, so the entire day off was not a bust. We even spent a couple of hours riding horses. I would not have even attempted that with the pain I was having earlier in the day. I was okay for going back to work too. I only had the slightest twinge of leftover muscle fatigue but no real back pain the next day.