I'm 11 months out..I've posted before that my back has recovered beautifully but I have not gotten rid of the butt muscles tightness. I've done PT and continute to see her for some trigger point massage. I do all my stretches and the PT core strengthening but my 4 mile walks are down to nothing. My right butt is tight-the spots kind of rotate. When I walk for more than 15 min. they tighten even more. I take 4 mg Valium am and pm as well as Motrin and Hydrocodone. I sleep alright but I'm not comfortable during the day. Does a PM doc help with this kind of thing? Anybody??