I believe I have a condition called Hypertonia - abnormal increase in muscle tension and a reduced ability of a muscle to stretch. If I overstress my back, I suffer from Hypertonic muscle spasms. Doctors treat it with pain meds, muscle relaxants (don't work) , MRI (my spine isn't the problem) and physical therapy. Can you help me? Using a muscle chart, the closest guess as to the main muscles involved are the Multifidus to the third lumbar and the Quadratus Lumborum to the third lumbar. On a website called www.neurosoma.com I learned of a massage technique developed by a myologist named Thomas Griner from Los Angeles CA. His book is titled "What's Really Wrong With You." Bart P.
Barton P. asked on Aug 20, 2012
Yes, a massage will help with Hypertonic muscles and we are very familiar with treating this disorder.
david z. from Merchant replied on Aug 20, 2012