I'm hoping someone can help me out here. I have a mild diffuse bulge at L4/L5. My doc said it isn't that bad but the facet joint hypertrophy at L4/L5 is what is really causing my low back pain and radiculopathy. Been going on for about 8 months. 7 months of PT hasn't helped much at all.
I've read several posts where BBB and Andersons have weighed in. Incredibly helpful. I have just finished McGill's book (and started the exercises) and Cressey's Assess and Correct is on it's way.
However, I'm needing something effective for the muscle spasms so I can start building some stability. I'm hoping Andersons or someone who he has helped reads this and can help me out. In several of his posts he says things like: "I have some movements and stretches that rapidly helped" and "small movements deliberately contract muscles in spasm, triggering them enough to subsequently relax (like QL and piriformis)" and "the real magic comes when you coordinate the contraction of an underactive muscle with the contraction of a spasmed muscle and then release together".
I need this! Not sure I can really fire those spasming muscles correctly to start stability training.
Any help is much appreciated.