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How do I treat back pain from laying down too much?

How do I treat back pain from laying down too much?

First, move around: If no prior spine surgery, significant injury or congenital abnormalities, movement after prolonged immobilization of any joint causes some discomfort. Start regularly moving through all ranges of motion then progress to strengthening all core muscle groups, use a trainer first, lose weight if needed then make all of the above habitual. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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Lower back pain from laying down too much. Should I be concerned?

Lower back pain from laying down too much. Should I be concerned?

Not unless you are: Obviously laying down is a normal thing to do. But if pain bothers you enough consider evaluation for your back pain. There may be many reasons you could be having pains. ...Read more

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Would someone normally have back pain when laying down?

Would someone normally have back pain when laying down?

Possibly: Depending on the cause of your back pain, laying down may make it worse. If rest and anti-inflammatories don't ease your symptoms, you should be evaluated by a physician to determine the cause of your pain and help treat it. ...Read more

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I have back pain while standing in one place long or when laying down please help what could it be?

Low back pain: Your symptoms are most consistent with musculoskeletal strain but a pinched nerve in the lower back is possible. If your back pain radiates down the leg then a pinched nerve is more likely. Try checking your posture, lifting techniques and shoes fitness. The good news is physical therapy, massage, and attention to posture during standing and lifting will resolve most cases. ...Read more

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Constant lower left back pain to where I can't bend down, get up from laying down, or sit comfortably. What is it?

Constant lower left back pain to where I can't bend down, get up from laying down, or sit comfortably. What is it?

Most commonly: What you are describing is a lumbar paraspinal or iliopsoas strain or spasm at your age. However, there are many other things that can cause this that should be checked by a physician, including but not limited to si joint pain, facet pain, and even discogenic pain that has not infringed on a nerve root yet. If it is a paraspinal spasm, then it should continuously get better each day, keep walking. ...Read more

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Causes of lower back pain which become worse when laying down?

Could be a large: Centrally herniated disc and/or spinal stenosis but this is assuming you are lying either on your back or on your stomach as your spine is in extension which narrows the spinal canal leaving less room available for the nerve tissue within it. For other diagnoses like a tumor or infection, pain can be worse at night as well. It is worth getting this evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Really bad back pain from being in the hospital/laying down all the time. Any exercises I can do?

Really bad back pain from being in the hospital/laying down all the time. Any exercises I can do?

Deconditioned: Because you were in the hospital most likely in a bed, your muscles have gotten weak. You have to constantly exercise to strengthen them up but it will hurt as your muscles will now fatigue easier due to the weakness. Consider talking to your doctor about a pain reliever/anti-inflammatory to take before you exercise so you can work your muscles harder to get the strength back. ...Read more

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Why do I have severe low back pain when standing or bending but none at all when sitting or laying down?

Why do I have severe low back pain when standing or bending but none at all when sitting or laying down?

Instability: It sounds like some form of instability. The spine cannot bear the normal loads of carrying your body when upright (standing) or bending (even higher loads). Sitting and recumbency lowers the stress. You should see a spinal specialist for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Severe back pain only when laying down, at night, or standing after sitting. Switching positions in bed does nothing. Bad Headache when awake?

Severe back pain only when laying down, at night, or standing after sitting. Switching positions in bed does nothing. Bad Headache when awake?

Pelvic girdle?: 38y w. HA, back pain lying/standing, not sitting. Sitting: both ischial prominences contact seat surface forcing sacroiliac joints, SIJ, into neutral anatomic positions. Sleep: surface ground forces translate around pelvic bony ring to loose/pained SIJ. Standing: upper body weight upon SIJ's; torquing loose SIJ. Loose SIJ evokes functional scoliosis as upright, head tilt & neck muscle tension HA. ...Read more

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My back pops ever so often when I take a deep breath laying down and I also have back pain that comes and goes. What is the cause of my back pops?

Hypermobility?: If you are double "jointed" then is possible that you have some minor instability of your spine. If you can do most of the following, is possible you are double jointed.
1. Hands flat on the floor with knees extended
2. Hyperextension of the elbow
3. Hyperextension of the knee
4. Thumb touching the forearm
5. Hyperextension of the 5th knuckle


hope this helps, www. Otwithmd. Com. ...Read more

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Upper back pain for a few months, nothing helping, progressive worsening, suddenly too painful to sleep laying down and wakes me up, what should I do?

Upper back pain for a few months, nothing helping, progressive worsening, suddenly too painful to sleep laying down and wakes me up, what should I do?

Get it checked: We do not have enough information to tell you what is causing your pain. You have had it for few months. It is about time you consult your doctor to find out what is causing the pain and get it treated. It may be Muscular pain or pain coming from the thoracic or Cervicsl spine. You may need meds and /or Physical therapy and other trsatment depending on the Diagnosis. Consult your Doctor ...Read more

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Lower back pain to sit but not stand, walk or laying down... What is going on?

Disc: Disc problems are typically worse with sitting. If physical therapy does not help am mr eelucidate. ...Read more

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Lower back pain (kidney area) when laying down, recedes after I get up and move about?

Sometimes kidney: If there is obstruction to fluid coming out of kidney there maybe less drainage when lying down. In erect position because of gravity kidneys drain more effectively. This may depend on how long in lying down position. This can be assessed by seeing doctor and imaging with ultrasound or nuclear study. Other musculoskeletal causes of pain in this area should be excluded. ...Read more

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Extreme lower back pain and pressure when laying down to bed. What could cause this? Little to no pain during the day.

Extreme lower back pain and pressure when laying down to bed. What could cause this? Little to no pain during the day.

Check mattress: May be your mattress or the way you sleep. On your stomach can be aggravating and sometimes flat on your back. Try on your side with pullow between legs. If persists, you need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Been having back pain and middle and lower back like gas. Feels good when laying down but when I get up it's hurts. Is it anything bad?

Been having back pain and middle and lower back like gas. Feels good when laying down but when I get up it's hurts. Is it anything bad?

Depends: Don't know your age but if childbearing be sure not pregnant, ovarian cyst, gas /constipation or back strain, if all these negative just take excedrin or similar if persist 1 month get pelvic ultrasound or cat scan or mri of lumbar. If overweight lose weight ...Read more

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I've had lower back pain for the last week. When laying down it's fine. What could be the cause? I am 28, with no health problems or family history.

Many causes: It sounds like you have symptoms of a disc problem. If this continues another week seek medical attention. Pain is a warning just like a red light. ...Read more

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Back pain when sitting or standing for too long. Hurts at first when laying down, but then feels better. 20 yr old female - never given birth. Causes?

Low back strain: Likely you have strained the muscles of your low back while engaging in activities of lifting and twisting and such for day to day activities. The most common cause of which is due to weak core muscles and poor lifting and body mechanics. Doing core exercises like yoga and pilates will help this also no heavy lifting and if persists see your dr. ...Read more

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Left clavical pain, radiates into left front shoulder. Only feel pain laying down on back. Pain med doesn't help. Relief if lay on rt side. Come & go?

Left clavical pain, radiates into left front shoulder. Only feel pain laying down on back. Pain med doesn't help. Relief if lay on rt side. Come & go?

Clavicle: Perhaps there is inflammation of the joint between the clavicle and shoulder joint. Another possibility is sprain from some activity she is doing. Consult an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have low back pain why is laying down so painful I get pain down the opposite leg from where my back hurts? Please help

It may be a specific: Type of disc herniation that is located at the point where the nerve exits the spine and when lying down on your back or stomach the nerve exit hole or foramen is narrowed so if a disc is present there it will further compress the nerve. Where your back hurts does not necessarily have to match the leg pain. If it persists, worsens or is associated with any neurologic symptoms, see your physician. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing when standing or sitting up since 1 week ago. Better when laying down. Also upper, mid back pain.?

Difficulty breathing when standing or sitting up since 1 week ago. Better when laying down. Also upper, mid back pain.?

Check it please: Please see a doctor about it
Could be caused by some problems of concerns like pneumothorax (puncture of the lung) or a clot (pulmonary embolism) so please get it checked ...Read more

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Mid left back pain and side when laying down or sitting. Cyclobenzaprine made it go away but came back. Lots of side effects like burning sensation.

Mid left back pain and side when laying down or sitting. Cyclobenzaprine made it go away but came back. Lots of side effects like burning sensation.

Injury?: The location and sensations you describe sound like spinal subluxation (twisted spine) cyclobenzaprine will help spasms from spinal malalignment, but is short lived. Correcting the posture or spine through chiropractic, osteopathic, or medical manipulation is suggested. Medications can be part of the solution even as temporary relief. There are others to try if you experience side effects. ...Read more

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Can lower back pain only felt when laying down at night be from a heart condition.

Can lower back pain only felt when laying down at night be from a heart condition.

Very unlikely: Cardiac pain may travel to the back, but is usually sensed between the shoulder blades. Pain is usually aggravated by exertion and relieved by rest. Having said that, women tend at times to present with symptoms that are "atypical", meaning that the symptoms may not be classic for heart disease. If symptoms persist, be checked out. ...Read more

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Middle & upper back pain for 4 MOS. Worse laying down & with extension. Negative Abd. Ultrasound, negative lab work. Possible causes?

Middle & upper back pain for 4 MOS. Worse laying down & with extension. Negative Abd. Ultrasound, negative lab work. Possible causes?

Muscle spasms: If everything is normal then it is most likely a case of common back pain due to muscle spasms, which can be addressed with regular exercises designed for maintaining the flexibility of the back muscles and with physical therapy (massages etc) ...Read more

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I am having a lot of lower back pain. It sometimes hurts to stand always hurts when walking and laying down. Even rolling over hurts. What is it?

Back pain: There are many causes of back pain: arthritis, herniated disk, compression fracture, kidney stones or infection, shingles, strain among many others. Physician can help if you go for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more