I'm normally very active and have been for my entire life, I do heavy weight lifting and also have some injuries (ruptured discs in lower back, tailbone pain, and obvious anterior pelvic tilt).
All of my muscles are very stiff and inflexible and are very tight and sore deep in the muscle. I sometimes feel spasms all over in my muscles.
I've been doing yoga, stretching and foam rolling and deep tissue massage daily, and while sometimes I can gain flexibility, it's always gone by the next day and I'm back to being stiff and sore like usual.
I just recently had IMS therapy done (the physio suick needles into my lower back muscles) and it made things so much worse and ever since my quad muscles have been so tight they feel contracted and I can't release them even while I'm sleeping.
Today I woke up and felt fine, went for a quick EASY bike ride and then sat down afterwards, and when I stood up it felt like my quad muscles had turned to bricks and the back pain came back suddenly, my legs were so tight and fatigued that I could barely walk!
I just have no idea what's going on.
I've recently tried drinking electrolyte powder thinking my stiffness and spasms were caused by lack of electrolytes, but that is not helping!
The tightness in my quads does not feel right, it feels like a tingly kind of tightness and I felt some sharper pains in the quadriceps muscle closer to my hips while I was trying to walk with them when they were very weak and tight.
From what I guess, maybe my quads have been causing my lower back pain this whole time, which makes sense because I do have anterior pelvic tilt, but I still don't understand why all the stretching and foam rolling is not making any improvement at all. Last night I was able to stretch out my hips more than usual, but today I'm just as stiff as ever, again and I haven't even done anything to cause muscle stiffness! It seems every time I walk or use my quad muscles now, (ever since I got the IMS therapy done) it's just causing a lot of stiffness and pain in my back and legs.