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My lower back was hurting periodically over a couple of months. It would get better with moderate exercise, but start freezing up when I did not exercise.
Then a week ago, it started to hurt quite a bit and I was having occasional pain walking and could not bend over.
I saw two chiropractors who adjusted me but no help.
It got worse and I was noticeably bent to the left. People were shocked who saw me.
Then three nights ago, it started actively spasming and causing great pain. (Pain scale = 7). It was periodic and I could mostly avoid it by keeping weight off it but it was scary.
After a couple of hours of this, I realized that this might not be a spine issue so much as a muscle issue. The muscles are pulling the spine out of alignment - the spine might be an innocent victim.
I have homeopathics for muscle cramps (Hylands #8 at Whole Foods) and they have always helped. I took a bunch of them and I stopped having the great pain spasms.
For the last three days, I have spasms still and they hurt, but 5's and 6's, not 7's, and not as often.
For someone experiencing this, this is a big difference.
I have gotten an x-ray and will be trying to meet with a doctor on it today.
This morning I woke up and the spine has largely straightened out. I think this might just be the issue running its course.
The stiffness is still there and it can still spasm. Hopefully I will get through this.