Dec 22, 2014

Low Impact Workout and Thoughts on Neck Surgery

I am still dealing with an injury and it got worse instead of better.  There are a couple things that I think irritated it so in the meantime I haven't been able to do much jumping around so no jumping jacks, jump squats or anything that is good for me.
It has been a really difficult battle for me but I know I am not alone.  There are many other people with injuries and are in the same boat.  I am fortunate that I am still mobile and still have use of all my limbs.  Thank you Lord!  I have created a low impact workout that can also double for beginners. 
MARCH KICKS: (march in place, kick - alternating kicks)
HIGH KNEES: slower for a soft landing
Do each exercise for 30 seconds with a 10 second rest.  Repeat 3x

I created this last week, as well as a couple other ones but now just to have a little blood pumping makes my headache worse.  So I created them but cannot do them!  My weekend was awesome and busy but no pics.  Guess I am kinda burned out... Maybe it is because of my neck being a bummer.  I am even seriously considering visiting a physician about surgery.  It is going on waaaay too long with no resolve and extremely limiting my life so even though I don't want surgery, I am highly considering it.  I can't ride in fast cars, can't be in cold weather, can't snowboard, workout, lift, DANCE, can't sleep on my side or even with my head turned to the side, certain pillows, can't do cardio or pretty much anything active like clean free of pain... the list goes on and on.

I have always been against surgical procedures in the back/neck area because that is a highly sensitive area.  Many things can go wrong and I have heard horror stories of things getting worse instead of better.  I also know the medical industry has come a long way in that area so I am really conflicted.  Do I take a risk?  Do I live the way I have been?  What are your thoughts on neck surgery?  Anyone had or know of someone with success stories?


  1. Oh girl that is such a difficult decision to make but like you said they have come a long way with almost non-invasive surgeries to make sure you have a speedy recovery to!! My suggestion would be to speak with a few specialists and see what they say! xo, Biana

  2. Injuries stink!!!!!!! I hope that you get to feeling better!

  3. I'd be really hesitant to undergo a surgery in that area too.

  4. My heart goes out to you, Tina, I know this is not easy. My brother was in a motorcycle accident and had to have spinal fusion at the neck. It was successful but he is not painfree and still quite limited. I think more surgery is needed but I'm not sure he's up for it. I pray you find relief and are able to recover fully. You are so inspiring in the way you focus on what you CAN do. xoxo

  5. And I just called you TINA! Ugh! Sorry TRICIA! I am such a doof!

  6. Hi! When I was 14 I had spinal fusion surgery for scoliosis and I have a rod in my spine and a MUCH straighter spine. I say speak to specialists ( a few) and make a very informed decision but be brave!!!

  7. That is such a hard decision. Have you look at some alternative, options already? I would say get all your options first and then decide.