Three days to fix the knot in my back: Go!
October 5, 2010 9:03 AM Subscribe
Can a massage actually fix this back spasm, or will I feel good for an hour and then go back to being in pain? I have three days to get better so I don't have time to fool around. Yoga? Muscle relaxants? What's got the best shot at actually doing something?
posted by HotToddy to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've got a back spasm of the type that would normally go away on its own in about a week--a big knot in my left shoulder blade with tightness going all the way down the left side of my back. I don't normally get these--maybe once a year. I have had a discectomy but that was at L5-S1 so I don't think it's related, and anyway it's not nerve pain but only muscle cramping.
I just overdid it last weekend in an athletic event and I need to overdo it again this weekend. I'm going, whether I'm better or not. But I'd prefer to be better. What, in your experience, has the best chance of being a quick fix for this?