My name is John. This is not a chronic problem, but it does recur …. about annually. I don't know where to post it, so advice is appreciated. It is a question for Click and Clack the Vertibrae Brothers..
Every now and then -12 to 18 months apart - at around 2AM, I develop a pain that feels like it is interstitial muscles, not dorsal muscles or lower back. My lower chest feels tight, breathing is not labored, but i have to breath shallow because of tight muscles. Pain is a 3, but discomfort is a 9. I pretty much need to walk around all night, NO sleep, hot showers, Ibuprophen, and around 6:00 AM, exhausted, it vanishes. This is the 4th or 5th time it has happened. I will try again talking to my doctor, but so far that has yielded nothing. In the middle of one of these episodes January of 2013, I went to ER and we ran EKG's, MRI's etc., with no result. A muscle relaxant seemed to do the trick, and suddenly I was totally fine. This morning it went away after 4-5 hours of pain, and I feel fine now. But when it happens, I am totally miserable. I do have occasional SI joint problems, and that I can understand and deal with. I believe this is muscles, probably back, it just feels in-side of me, not outer back muscles. I'd appreciate any thoughts.