I've pulled a muscle in my back. I think it is the serratus posterior inferior.
Anyway, I didn't do this in the gym but it has been giving me minor discommort for a couple of weeks. It really flared up this morning and I had to abandon my breakfast to lie on the floor. I was then stuck as I could not sit up r roll over, and it was honestly 2 hours later that I managed (in a lot of pain) to get up. It is now a bit better; most of the time it is only a bit uncomfortable, but every so often it spasms causing my quite a lot of pain.
I went to the doctors this afternoon (as I was worried I might have slipped a disc as the pain was unbearable) and he said it was nothing serious and it should get better by itself. Does anyone have any advice about how I can help it on its way.
I think i have a weakness here as this happens to me every couple of years, although never this bad. However the last time did take about 3 months to go back to normal. Every time it felt like it was almost better and I had no discomfort I would do something fairly innocuous that would cause it to spasm and set my recovery back.
What can I do to help the muscles relax?
post edited by Furious D - 2011/03/18 16:02:02