I think you have almost described the issue word for word and involving all the same muscle groups I have been having intermittently over 3 years but now constantly for the last 3 months. Did Sally wake with the most severe stiffness & pain? My back seems to be worse in the morning (regularly waking me up) and then as it warms up during the day I can't feel it any more unless somebody applies pressure to the muscles. I have been exercising quite regularly and hard for several years - doing a lot of boxing, free weights, running, sit ups and push ups. I also have an 11 month old baby who weighs about 10kgs so combined with carrying him around and the effect of pregnancy on my lower abdominals is exacerbating the problem. I have been tested by the Dr for a whole heap of nasties such as renal problems, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis all of which came back negative thank god. I'm seeing a chiropractor at the moment who seems to be getting to the bottom of this issue ie. I've had some pain free nights/mornings but progress is slow. He's already figured out that it is related to my hip flexor and the muscles at the top of my butt. I have already pointed out all the spinal muscles to him (eg. quadratus lomborum - sorry about spelling) because that's where I feel the pain. The problem seems to be that the treatment works and I get some benefit but it just won't go away. I'd love to have a good nights sleep again so any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated. I have seen several other specialists as well and had some acupuncture performed by a physio but it really made no difference at all.
Asked by deanneee - 0 answers - 9 years 23 weeks ago