Re: tight muscles round spine upper and lower
I have chronic low back pain, l4-l5, l5-s1 but I think I know what you're talking about. When I do housework (or just about anything physical), upper and lower muscles get knotted and ache. I think I'm compensating with these muscles by trying not to use my low back. What I have found very helpful are some new stretches that I learned in physical therapy. Ice works great on spasms and a mild muscle relaxant (I like Bacalafen 5-10 mg) helps me a lot. I can take half a Bacalafen early in the day, a whole one by afternoon and not feel sedated. I hate having heavy eyelids. Also, the jacuzzi or even a long hot shower beating on those muscles works well. What did your osteopath suggest to deal with it? I saw an osteopath for 8 years and, to be honest, the manipulation did little if nothing for me; it was the meds he prescribed that did. Hope this helps.