This sounds miserable! I have had some upper back and neck spasticity but not near to the level you describe. I have also had L'Hermittes. It was one of my presenting symptoms that got me diagnosed so quickly. It is painful for some the L'Hermittes, but it was not painful for me. I am not a doctor but I am thinking that what you are experiencing is not L'Hermittes. What you are describing sounds like muscle spasms. L'Hermittes is a signal problem on the spinal cord itself. My L'Hermittes went away after about 3 months. For some, if the damage to the spine is severe, it can be permanent.
I hope you get some relief soon. I have taken soma before and I agree with you, it is too much to really function on. It just knocks me out. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
Gretchen co-moderator MS board diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.