Hi, checking in because I've had this problem (& slightly bulging disc) off and on:
My golf coach (a national champion bodybuilder, knows a lot about muscles) suggested myofascial release therapy, and it worked really, really well.
Physical therapists can do it but so can trained massage therapists. I found a terrific massage therapist who does it, it's kind of a combo of chiropractic and physical therapy and massage. Sometimes I'm better in one visit, and some moves I can replicate at home to get things calmed down.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, then Forte pills.
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.
Post Edited (Peety) : 11/10/2008 3:34:06 PM (GMT-7)