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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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28 weeks preg, have serve right upper back pain for 3 weeks which spreads round to the front of my ribs, gets worse at night cant sleep on either sid?

28 weeks preg,  have serve right upper back pain for 3 weeks which spreads round to the front of my ribs, gets worse at night cant sleep on either sid?

Upper back pain: Upper back pain involves the thoracic vertebral bodies, the rib heads that attach to the spine, the tendons and ligaments that insert on/in the spine, and discs between the vertebrae. The tendons and ligaments become more lax during pregnancy in preparation for the baby going through the birth canal. Massage and ice may relieve the pain. See a spine specialist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I've had lower back pain n numbness in thigh n lower legs feel like they trying fall asleep but not would chiropractor make worse or paralyze me ?

I've had lower back pain n numbness in thigh n lower legs feel like they trying fall asleep but not would chiropractor make worse or paralyze me ?

See a doctor: Chiropractic medicine is very safe but because of the numbness I feel more comfortable if you had the proper diagnostic test before you get to any adjustment see a doctor first ...Read more

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I have a serious back pain i can't sleep?

I have a serious back pain i can't sleep?

Back pain: Could be benign and good be not. See u
md for evaluation and advise. ...Read more

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How do I sleep with severe back pain?

How do I sleep with severe back pain?

Sedatives: Ask your physician to prescribe you pain medicine or sedatives, if he finds it appropriate. First you need to go for evaluation of your back pain. ...Read more

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Why does sleeping on my back give me back pain?

Why does sleeping on my back give me back pain?

Mattress too soft: Soft matress cause back extension and allowed shorten muscle to spasm more pressur on overused degenerative facet joints. ...Read more

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What should I do for back pain caused from sleeping?

What should I do for back pain caused from sleeping?

Back pain and sleep: Back pain could during sleep rather than caused by sleep. This has more to do with th type of mattress, position while sleeping and activity before sleep.
Try to locate the cause for pain and which position causes more pain. Sleeping on tummy can cause more facet joint related pain. A saggy beg can aggravate disc apin is lying on the back. ...Read more

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Sleeping on floor for back pain is helpful, harmful or has no effect?

Sleeping on floor for back pain is helpful, harmful or has no effect?

Back pain: Sleeping on a floor is not a remedy for back pain. Often people blame the low back pain on the mattress, the car seat, or a chair in the office. In most cases, the cause of the pain is degeneration of a lumbar facet joint or herniation of a lumbar disc. See a neurosurgeon for evaluation and treatment of the low back pain. ...Read more

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What can cause full uncomfortable back pain? I can't sleep cause of it.

What can cause full uncomfortable back pain? I can't sleep cause of it.

Strain: Muscle strain can cause significant pain. Nsaids can helpful as well as heating pad and muscle relaxers. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have back pain every morning. looks like something is wrong with my sleeping?

I have back pain every morning. looks like something is wrong with my sleeping?

Back pain : It could be the way you are sleeping, it could be related to a bad mattress, or it could be related to being 43 yo and having degenerative disk disease. If it continues I would recommend having it checked out. ...Read more

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I have back pain after i sleep for about 6-7 hours. It fades away after i get up. Please help.

I have back pain after i sleep for about 6-7 hours.  It fades away after i get up. Please help.

Mattress proble: You are getting pain from a bad bed and sagging mattress probably , but the other issue may be weak ligament in an area is painful.

If the bed is bad , change it. If the back is still sore see a prolotherapist. Find one at www.Getprolo.Com or at www.Aaomed.Org. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve back pain? My back keeps having spasms and it's extremely painful to sleep/walk.

What can I do to relieve back pain? My back keeps having spasms and it's extremely painful to sleep/walk.

Instability: Un unstable back due to prior injury will no always heal on its own. ''

prolotherapy doctors can identify the areas causing the pain and treat them to foroce healing.

Visit www.Getprol.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for education and to find a doctor. ...Read more

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Sir/madam, I have back pain for over a year now. Which goes up and down. It increases after i sleep for long...Plz help?

Chronic back pain: Need to start with a good physical exam and likely mri. The right diagnosis can guide the correct treatment. Proper stretching and strengthening is key. ...Read more

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25m 6'3" 87kgs;am suffering from back pain, use to sleep only 6 hrs (4+2) in a day, will this help if i start sleeping on bed without matters.

25m 6'3" 87kgs;am suffering from back pain, use to sleep only 6 hrs (4+2) in a day, will this help if i start sleeping on bed without matters.

Back pain management: Chronic back pain is unusual for someone under age 40; see your neurologist to look for correctable spine problem. To alleviate back pain, you can sleep better--8 hours every night, practice good posture, avoid hunching forward when sitting, start walking for leisure about 30 minutes/day, quit smoking (if applicable), use moist hot compress on your back 3x/day for 20 min. Each time. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have been having back pain(middle to upper back) for the past few days. Last night it was horrible, i couldn't sleep. I also kept having very sharp?

I have been having back pain(middle to upper back) for the past few days. Last night it was horrible, i couldn't sleep. I also kept having very sharp?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ...

The treatment depends on the cause of the pain.

If your pain persists, you should seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Why would I have back pain after sleeping on my stomach?

Many reasons: 1) faulty, lumpy or loose matress that causes the spine to curve in your sleep (without you knowing it)
2) sleeping patters - many folks think they sleep on the stomach but actually twist and turn during sleep and hurt their backs.
3) **some night pains in the bad can be a signal of something more serious - when in doubt, get checked by a spine md feel better. ...Read more

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How can I get to sleep with back pain?

How can I get to sleep with back pain?

Sleep & back pain: If you cannot sleep due to back pain, you need to have your back pain addressed.

The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ...

Please see your pcp or pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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