I have suffered with lower back pain for years now. I would feel okay in the morning but anything to do with bending over had me crippling. I'm only 23 years old, so this seemed all too out of the ordinary for someone my age.
But I recently have discovered that I have "trigger points." Has anyone else heard of these? It's a simple procedure of massaging out, basically muscle knots. Easy and FREE therapy.
And can you believe I can now almost touch my toes? Granted, I still have some pain after bending over too much, say picking up all my dirty laundry... haha! And if I don't massage my back for a few days, my tolerance for bending over gets bad again. I've been using some techniques from a website I found.
I have seen some postings about trigger point injections... are these the same things except one is an injection and one is massage? Does that meaning of "trigger point" also mean muscle knot?
Let me know what any one thinks! Feel your back, or even your leg! On the website I'm following, it was a trigger point in the woman's knee that was the cause of her pain. If it hurts to press into you skin, it's a trigger point!