After injuring my back I didn’t compete for two years. I don’t know how many of you have had to deal with multiple injections into your spine and radio frequency procedures where they burn the nerve sheath, but they are no fun; no fun at all! So I had to modify my routine to compensate for some of the movements that were causing me a lot of pain, namely, the ones that required back flexibility. This was a hard pill to swallow, as I had always been very flexible and my back was my strongest body part. Fortunately I worked with a great choreographer who was able to make some creative changes, and I really liked the result.