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A 21-year-old member asked:

Every night i wake up due to lower back pain, what can i do?

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Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Pain Management 20 years experience
Discuss with MD: If you wake up because of your back pain, you should discuss this with your md as there are certain diseases that need to be investigated. If the workup is negative, then you should consider stretching and other modalities to help you. Non-narcotic medications may also be an option for you.
Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
See physician: The most common cause of low back pain is usually due to arthitic changes in the spine although in some cases there is a more serious problem. See your physician sooner than later if you have fever, chills, night sweats, or back pain that wakes you from your sleep.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Why might I have lower back pain when i wake up?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
Arthritis: There are many causes of low back pain. The most common cause is usually related to degenerative changes to the discs or joints of the lower spine. It is common for this type of arthritis to be worse in the morning and improve throughout the day. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks be sure to see your physician.
Dr. Laurence Haber
Neurology 36 years experience
May also be due to muscle spasm due to poor sleeping position
Nov 21, 2012

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