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I have lower back stiffness but only during sleep?

I have lower back stiffness but only during sleep?

Sleep : Extra pillow under lower back while laying on your back, and as bonus, maybe pleasant theme on ceiling above your head. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Chronic back pain and stiffness wakes me up in the middle ot the night and cant sleep. I have had it for a few years and I have a new mattress?

Chronic back pain and stiffness wakes me up in the middle ot the night and cant sleep. I have had it for a few years and I have a new mattress?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have very bad foot spasms and back stiffness could baclofen help me sleep at night to controll it?

I have very bad foot spasms and back stiffness could baclofen help me sleep at night to controll it?

Maybe: But you describe cramps, and there may be an imbalance of fluid or electrolytes, which is prompting your symptoms. Get some simple blood tests, and have your doctor examine back and legs, as many causes could be considered. Treatment for known diagnosis is always more successful. ...Read more

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Why do I get stiffness & back pain only after a night of sleeping on my left or right side? When i sleep on my stomach or back, i'm fine.

Why do I get stiffness & back pain only after a night of sleeping on my left or right side? When i sleep on my stomach or back, i'm fine.

Muscle shortening: When you sleep on one side or the other, you bend your spine to a contour that it may not be used to. This leads to muscles on each side lengthening or shortening, leading to either shorter, tighter muscles on one side or possibly fatigued muscles more likely to spasm on the other side. This occurs from major stabilizers of your spine down to the very smallest muscles connecting your vertebrae. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and stiffness, fatigue early mornings and around 3pm everyday. Get 6-8 hours of sleep. Also dizziness which last 2 minutes.

Lower back pain and stiffness, fatigue early mornings and around 3pm everyday. Get 6-8 hours of sleep. Also dizziness which last 2 minutes.

Many possiblities: It may be related to the hysterectomy. However, there are many other potential diagnoses including an inflammatory arthritis, fibromyalgia, anemia of unknown cause, amongst others. You should consult with your physician. Further clinical evaluation and testing may be indicated. ...Read more

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Is there something to help me sleep without neck stiffness?

Is there something to help me sleep without neck stiffness?

Yes: If you are getting a stiff neck from sleeping, then the most likely cause is an uncomfortable position during sleep, such as sleeping on a couch or a chair. Find the cause first. ...Read more

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Are sleep deprivation and neck stiffness related symptoms?

Could be: You may have aches and pains, listlessness, decreased concentration when you are deprived of sleep. ...Read more

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How can you deal with sudden neck stiffness due to sleeping funny?

How can you deal with sudden neck stiffness due to sleeping funny?

See below: Gentle stretching of the neck should work it out. Also heat to the painful area, use of anti-inflammatories if it is safe for you to take these should also help. The pain should go away after a day or two in most cases. ...Read more

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What is a good way to deal with sudden neck stiffness due to sleeping funkily?

What is a good way to deal with sudden neck stiffness due to sleeping funkily?

Things to try: Gentle stretching or a massage. If you are able, then try simple analgesic. With acute muscle injuries sometimes a cold pack will help but if persistent, gentle heat. ...Read more