Brief context - I developed substantial back pain (mostly in the SI area when seated) two years ago, and after suffering about a nine months, I discovered the Gokhale Method and after a a few moths of practice felt almost 100% normal. I would proudly tell friends that I no longer had back pain thanks to the method.
Three and a half months ago I had a sudden and brutal relapse - I think related to poor form doing squats and a new obsession with Salsa dancing along with some muscle imbalances built up over years. Bu unlike last time I am getting no relief from stretchsitting, lying, etc. My spinal erector muscles are always so tight that after twnety minutes or so I feel over stretched and they start to get sore. I know there is a balancing act between good and bad pain, but the disturbing part is that the pain does not seem to be improving week to week.
I am 34, have mild degenerative disk issues at L5-S1 and some minor arthritis in the lumbar/lower thoracic. Ive been doing lots of PT and stretching along with the Method to try and rebalance the associated muscles.
I also attended a workshop locally to confirm I was sitting correctly, and purchased a cushion (which is great)
Im wondering if this is common and if it is indicative of a different issue this time around.
Please any help would be so much appreciated.