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Stretch Reflex
My whole adult life, when I wake up in bed in the morning, I've had a natural tendency to stretch straighten my legs and stretch once before getting out of bed. Much like a dog arising from a nap will often casually stretch its front legs and trunk once before walking away from its bed.

During the 5 months since I've come down with sports hernia, I've noticed that when I straighten my legs upon wakening in bed, the urge/reflex to stretch them powerfully becomes very intense for a second or two. They almost shake a little bit and the stretch urge is more powerful than it used to be before I had sports hernia, almost convulsive sometimes, with a slight trembling even. It feels good, but I can also feel those adductors getting the heck pulled out of them, which worries me.

I googled stretch reflex and found this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfuhVWK8C0U

This caught my interest because the entire time (5 mos.) I've had sports hernia, I've noticed that my symptoms (pain in left groin, pain in left testicle/spermatic cord, pain in lower abdomen) can disappear instantly sometimes.

Sometimes, for an hour or two, I've feel great, wonderful. Then pain can return for no apparent reason. One minute I can feel I have definite injuries in my lower abdomen and groin, then an hour later, I'll feel like I have no injuries. This makes me think its a problem in the nervous/signalling system.

From the article here, it can be seen that muscular control in mammals is extremely complex, relying on numerous neurotransmitter chemicals, and complex feedback processes, to simply reach out and touch your nose.

My question: Has anybody else (not taking any NSAIDS or medications) noticed that their morning stretch reflex/urges have become more pronounced since they've had sports hernia?

Thanks.

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