wut exactly is a back spasm? i may have experienced the same thing a few days ago. i sleep on the bottom bunk in my college dorm (in order to get up from bed i have to get up at an angle to avoid hitting my head on the top bunk).
when i got up in the middle of the night a few days ago, i did it very fast and twisted SOMETHING in my back. it was aching for a couple days, i couldn’t even walk with a fully extended left leg. the pain is virtually gone now, but i jus wanted to know if i suffered a back spasm as well.[/quote]
It’s possible that its a spasm. I don’t know too much about it myself, but I’m trying to read up on it…plus it would be virtually impossible to diagnose over the internet.
The basic symptoms I have include a stiff lower back (the muscle/tendon that connects from the lower back to the hip), trouble bending over without a straight back, and an achey pain in that area after I sit in a chair for over 10 minutes. I have heard other people say they come and go pretty quickly, and that stretching helps obviously.
Also, I’m just assuming this is related, but when I lie on my back, every once in a while I will get a twitch in the area that gives me pain, which cause my leg to move. Almost like an involuntary movement of the leg that is on the side of the spasm.