Well if you're having achy muscle spasms, then I would recommend going to the doctor and getting prescribed for more muscle relaxants. It's possible that using them for a short while would fix the problem. Personally, I would never be concerned with becoming addicted to muscle relaxants. Having used them myself, I do not feel they affect the brain and made me feel "relaxed" mentally, which is when I would be concerned about becoming addicted. You have to believe that if taking muscle relaxants for the rest of your life(or some kind of herbal relaxation) can help you, then it's worth it. Particularly against the cost of all those new bras! Also, doing exercise that focuses on the back or getting massages for your back could really help. But it's different for everyone so you won't know until you try. Hope this gives you some insight. All else fails...move back to Cali!