I haven't said congratulations on the baby yet! What a wonderful blessing..
Sorry to hear that you are having so much pain. I guess that is going to be expected with trying to care for a newborn and not getting very much sleep as well...
I don't see an actual muscle relaxer on the list? Do you have a prescription for one? Something like Flexeril, Robaxin, Skelaxin, Soma...to name a few?
These are very helpful when added to the other things you are doing as you seem to have really bad muscle pain. Added with light stretching every few hours to make sure you don't get tight.
There is also massage....and even acupuncture which I find helpful as well.
Have you received any injections for trigger points? Or if there is a lot of inflammation....with cortisone in them?
As you know...it's never going to be that one magic thing (darnit!..lol)...but a combination of all of these things.
I'm sure others who have experience with newborns/kids will be able to suggest some more things for you...I would think a really comfy baby wrap that supports your spine would be good...
Sending some hugs to you today (( ))
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006