I am about three weeks into my exercise program of running, weight lifting, hiking, etc. Well yesterday my hubby and I went kayaking. Before we started, I was helping unload the kayaks from the top of the SUV and my shoulder gave out (shoulder is fine). However, the kayak began to fall and hit the top of my leg as I grabbed it from smashing me to the ground. I felt a twinge in my back, which rapidly got better. But today at work, I turned slightly and got the worst muscle spasm and was unable to move for about ten minutes. Needless to say, I had to come home, and have been immobile all day with standard treatment (muscle relaxers, ibuprofen, etc.) This is the second time in 6 mos I have had this happen. The first time was my low back, and now my mid back. I can't raise my arms or flex my neck downward without more spasms. I am very disappointed as this will surely set me back from my exercise program for who knows how long. Has anyone dealt with this and what helped you? How long until you could return to exercising and what have you done to prevent it from happening again? Any help would be appreciated. I am considering going for acupuncture treatment tomorrow, as I saw it helped my boss tremendously when he had the same thing happen.