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stiff spine

Does anyone have any techniques to mobilise a segment of chronically stiff spine? I have a small t8-t9 protrusion. I have narrowed all my pain down to muscle and joint pain rather than any disc pain. The issue I have is after periods of inactivity (especially sleeping) my spine is stiff as a board (only t12-t4 approximately), this in turn leads to overuse of muscles and muscle pain. If I could find some useful mobilisation techniques I think I could be pain free again. Any ideas?


  • The best thing that I could suggest is either a trainer at a gym or a physical therapist who works with spine patients on a regular basis. Most of have some form of stiffness in the morning, I know I do, and at times, the only thing that seems to help is a hot shower and a slow loosening of the muscles on my part.
  • I just came back from seeing my acupuncturist. I have a similar issue with tightness on one side only causing a lot of imbalance in muscle spasms. We talked about moist heat and he told me to try hot yoga. Obviously, you want to find a hot yoga class that focuses on stretching and not one that is fast paced or a class that focuses on strengthening.
    2011 ACDF C5-6 for Spondylosis with Myleopathy
    2012 L4-5 herniated disc and hernated disc at C4/5 2013 Taking Amitriptyline for headaches
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