Other than Don, and the baclofen pump, nobody seems to have mentioned the firstline treatment for this: baclofen.
No, you don’t have to have it as a pump - most people have pills.
Is it really so deeply unpopular nobody’s willing to give it a plug? I’ve found it an absolute godsend, and very well tolerated - none of the horrible side-effects some people have reported.
At the very least, I think it’s worth a go to see if it suits you.
DIY remedies like stretching and magnesium tablets are all very well if the condition remains mild, but sometimes they’re just not enough.
There’s no particular virtue in insisting you will only take supplements, but NOT a prescription. Not that I’m suggesting that’s your view, Jenny, but some people seem to think: herbal stuff, all good; prescription stuff, all bad. In reality, why restrict yourself? Prescription stuff is out there because there’s good evidence it works and is safe for most people. So if self-help is missing the mark, it might be time to see what the doctor can do.
I couldn’t believe the difference when I started baclofen. I’d been putting up with pain I’d stopped noticing I even had, because it had been there so long, and I’d assumed nothing could be done (like a noise you don’t notice 'til it stops). I should have been on baclofen years earlier, but as neither I nor anyone else realised I had MS, that would have been rather unlikely.