In addition to the good advice below...
- do you drink enough water?
- strengthening the area can't hurt- after my back spasm i went to physical therapy, which helped, but my back would still act up. i read medical literature on the med-x lumbar machine and skeptically gave it a try- it was a mission finding a place that has a machine (it's an hour away) but after i completed the recommended 12-week sessions, my back was immensely stronger and i can run 20 mi/week no problem and it really only gets stiff if i'm not active enough. if you can find a doctor/physical therapist with the machine, it may be worth giving it a go- i can't stress how skeptical i was, but a simple machine has made a huge difference in my quality of life.
- i also agree that seeing a doctor may not be a bad idea, just to rule out anything else. and s/he may have other advice for you too.
- some believe that cramping is caused by potassium deficiencies- you can try having some coconut water to see if it makes a difference!
- have you tried stretching right before you go to sleep? what about using a heating pad for a few minutes before you sleep?
Edited by: LOTUS737 at: 8/22/2013 (19:18)
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