A girl in her mid-twenties should have no issues touching her toes, right? There shouldn't be a constant aching everytime she sits, stands, walks, bends over, lays down, etc.?
Our "life coach" had us check our back health at work about three weeks ago. I had to sit with my back against the wall and try to touch my toes. Then I had to step over a piece of tape that was at my knee without moving my hips. Apparently this caused me to pull my lower back, my butt, and a little bit on the sides. It's the only thing I can think of that would have caused some kind of trauma. I went to my actual doctor, who is trying to push physical therapy, and she prescribed me this medicine that was $89 WITH MY INSURANCE (she switched it to a different kind, which was only $5... much better). My chiropractor said that I just need to strengthen my core, and suggested yoga (hence the yoga-ness)
However, I did something really stupid over the weekend. A of all, I worked both days at ULTA, despite the fact that I do not work on Saturdays because it's my one day off. B of all (and most importantly), I did a remote for the station... which means that I had to lift and set up equipment that is not exactly light. And I'm majorly paying for it two days later. I tried to bend over slowly and touch my toes (or "roll down my spine" as my mumbo jumbo former acting teachers would say) and I barely made it halfway. Then I tried sitting down to do it... and got maybe an inch before my muscles clamped up.
At the moment, I'm sitting in my ergonomic chair with a Thermacare wrap on my back... praying that I get some relief. I took some of the medicine I'm only supposed to take at night because it's an analgesic, and I'm hoping it will loosen me up a bit. I hate being in pain. I really do.