Hi I am new to SRUK and have suspected Limited Systemic Scleroderma (test were positive but not seen a consultant). I hurt my back and went to an Osteopath who manipulated it them did some deep tissue release on my back muscles to lengthen them. Two days later I was in agony with continual spasms in my back. I am three weeks on and am living on painkillers. The doctor thinks it is kidney stones and I am into hospital this saturday for CT scan. My question is this - can deep tissue massage cause issues such as above (not kidney stones obviously)? I just wondered if the Osteo tried to lengthen and stretch the muscles whether she has inadvertently put too much pressure on the soft tissue and maybe torn or bruised them so that my body has over-reacted... Hope this makes sense.