I have multi level DDD and suffer at times with severe muscles spasms. I have been going through the worst flare up I have ever had which has lasted 4 months now (I have been off work), previous to this I have managed my pain enough to keep working and having a fairly normal life.
I can only describe my pain as the feeling that lactic acid is building up in my back, my muscles feel so tight and it's very sore all the time. The GP gave me a cocktail of medication including gabapentin (which I have been on 1800mg for 5 weeks now and not seeing any change), diclofenac and baclofen 30mg. this is along with my other pain medicines.
I am no doctor but I really feel that my pain is more muscular than nerve. Where I have pain in my back, my skin is really hot to touch. Is it possible to have spasm in your back for 4 months which could cause this horrible pain?
Any advice would be very much appreciated. Thank you