Hi, I'm only 24 and I have been having muscle tightness and spasms in the left paraspinal muscle group for 1 year now. It started as very low back pain to the point that walking was somewhat painful. I thought it was muscle cramps from my menstrual cycle but then it became more frequent. It progressed as tightness and a pressure like feeling mostly on the left side of my upper back that especially got worse after I started a new job where I sit on a stool and type for most of the day. I started getting muscle spasms around October of last year. I spoke with my PCP and she put me on muscle relaxants and sent me to PT. I think she underestimates how problematic this is for me. I can't even sit in chairs for more than a few seconds now without tightness. Tightness to the point that Ill have to get up or I'll have a spasm. I have to sleep on my back with 3 extra fluffed pillows. I can't do any strenuous physical activity because over exertion produces tightness which leads to spasms. I've been on muscle relaxants and ibuprofen and icy hot patches for 6 months. We thought it was a posture issue. I've been at PT for 6 weeks now to work it out. Some very minor improvements but I'm definitely not back to 100%. I'm wondering what other options to try? I've had x-rays that we're all normal. I'm thinking trigger point injections because I have a huge rock hard knot sitting under my shoulder blade that will ache and it seems to be the source of my muscle spasms. Or maybe chiropractic, but I'm afraid with my muscles so tight it would hurt more than It would help. Suggestions? I'm young so I feel like this shouldn't be such a huge issue. Ive also tried massage therapy, I sit in a massage chair at home every chance I get. It relieves the tightness temporary but it's very short lived. I should also mention the pops and snaps I get in my cervical and lumbar region with basically every breath I take. I don't remember life without hearing my back and neck pop every 5 seconds. The popping is not painful but it's not normal. It's also not intentional, it will happen on its own. Please, any help at all?