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my back locks up at night

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Lumbar spasm: if the pain is minimal and disappears quickly upon arising, it is most likely lower back ( lumbar ) muscular spasm- if constant you must be examined. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
18 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends: There are many potential causes of low back pain with muscle spasms. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or str ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Examination: There can be different causes to the symptoms you describe. There can be mechanical, structural isssues in the spine causing the pain and locking. ... Read More
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
35 years experience Pain Management
Spasms.: "locking up" is usually coming from muscle spasms, that can be very painful. The real question is why do you have these spasms? Underlying issues lik ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Back spasms/pain: At your age, young, this could be musculoskeletal or your spine. Plain films of your lumbar spine and hips would be a good place to start.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
42 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
MRI: If conservative treatment such as bed rest doesn’t help, if Motrin like NSAIDS doesn’t help; you need and MRI to help find the cause.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Muscle, joint, soft: This is most likely muscular. You need an evaluation and depending on the findings - Physical Therapy will follow.
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A female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The loss of strength is concerning. Get to er now and get evaluated
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Ask for: Referral to orthopedic surgeon or physiatrist, especially if pain radiates to leg.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Many things can : Cause this. Try bathing or showering with hypoallergenic soap like dove at night.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
IN MY OPINION,: Nocturnal pain anywhere should be evaluated by your doctor. Please see your physician at your earliest convenience.

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