... rid of them? I can take pain meds sure but that just relieves the pain temporarily I want to have them gone!!! They inflame and hurt so much sometimes that is is almost unbearable. What is a knot first of and how can I get rid of them please!!! Othe people give me massages concentrating on them only, I do my best in the poition that they are in to do it myself and rub them to the point that it hurts to do so cause I just want them gone. Is this something that can be a reality or are they there for the rest of my life. Good Lord I am only 27 and I have had them since I was 23 =( Thanks!
There are these heating pads that you can get that are for putting in chairs, they go from your shoulders to your lower thighs and have little vibrating "massaging" nodules all along each major muscle group that it covers, from your upper back and shoulders down to your lower thighs. You can find them in places like Bed, Bath and Beyond. We have one and it's perfect for those times that my muscles get so tight that not even any amount of my medications touch. You might want to invest in something like that, I think it would be worth the money for you.
They are muscle spasms, often referred to as "trigger points". The muscles have tightened so much they have started to spasm. A muscle relaxant might help you more than pain medicine (or maybe a combination of the two) and perhaps and anti-inflammatory drug. Massage will help them but sometimes getting to the root of the problem is the best way to get rid of them. It could be a way you are sleeping, sitting or standing that is throwing your body out of alignment. Sometimes it helps to see a chiropractor or an osteopath who does manipulations (cracks your back joints to realign them). It may be painful at first when you start but after a while your body begins to keep itself in alignment and the pain and spasms get better so you may have to go often in the beginning. Heat or cold applications can help-usually heat to bring blood flow to the area and relax the tight knot. Ice will help with inflammation so some people alternate heat and cold. Take a look at your bed. If your mattress sags or is older than 10 years old, get a new one. It is remarkable how bad a crappy bed will make you feel. I realized my mattress was bad when I went to a hotel and woke up in less pain than I did at home! lol Be sure to look at and think about how you hold your body. Be sure that you keep your body in a good straight alignment. Pretend you have a string from the top of your head to your feet and keep your spine aligned.
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