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Can lower back pain suggest something serious or do I just have a bad mattress?

Can lower back pain suggest something serious or do I just have a bad mattress?

It depends: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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I was pain-free when i went to bed but had lower back pain this morning. Same mattress...Possible cause? Do not recall any injury yesterday.

I was pain-free when i went to bed but had lower back pain this morning. Same mattress...Possible cause? Do not recall any injury yesterday.

"Sleep wrong": Assuming you have only back pain, done nothing physically unusual in the preceding few days, and are not menstruating/ovulating, then most likely your sleep position strained your back or compressed the facet joints in the back of your spine. Either way, such pain should be short-lived. If it isn't, something else is wrong. ...Read more

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Been tossing & turning all night with mild middle & lower back pain. Mostly gone during the day. Just my mattress? I try to stretch. What else?

Muscular: Pain when lying down and not when standing or forward bending is more likely to be muscular rather than nerve or disc related. Try warm soaking shower before bed. Also do you have a firm mattress? Older worn out mattress will not support your back well. ...Read more

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Is there any real benefit to having a mattress, like a sleep number bed, for people with severe lower back pain?

Is there any real benefit to having a mattress, like a sleep number bed, for people with severe lower back pain?

Go for comfort: With low back pain, it is all about what feels good to your back. Some people want soft, others want firm. Some want inner-springs, other want water beds. If the sleep number bed works for you and your back feels better sleeping on it, then go for it. ...Read more

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Used to wake up with lower back pain. Just got a new mattress (firm memory foam) and now my middle and upper back are sore when I wake up. Now what?

Used to wake up with lower back pain. Just got a new mattress (firm memory foam) and now my middle and upper back are sore when I wake up. Now what?

See your doctor: There are many causes of back pain. The first step is to get a diagnosis. There are some arthritis diseases that affect the back as well as other types of inherited or squired changes which can be treated. If you have the most common cause of back pain for your age the main treatment is a regular stretching exercise program. The only way to know the best treatment is to first know the cause. ...Read more

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What causes bad back pain and stiffness in the morning? I have even got a new memory foam mattress and there is no change. Mid and lower back pain.

See doctor : Most likely musculoligamentouss and a good back excercise/stretching program will help,but you should see an orthopedist to be examined and get at least x-rays to rule out other causes ...Read more

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Im 25, workout for 5 years. Sleep on old mattress, recently been having lower back pain, hard to bend. My left chest stings from time to time, why?

Im 25, workout for 5 years.  Sleep on old mattress,  recently been having lower back pain, hard to bend. My left chest stings from time to time, why?

Nonspecific : Low back pain is very common, and usually related to muscle-spine problems that aren't dangerous. Stinging in the left chest doesn't point to a single diagnosis. Try things like stretching or yoga. Consider changing your mattress. If you're worried, see your primary care provider for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What's the best exercise(s) for lower back pain?

What's the best exercise(s) for lower back pain?

"Superman" exercises: Back injuries should always be checked by your doctor, especially if chronic or if one experiences symptoms down the legs. The superman exercise is ideal for strengthening the back muscles. Lie on your stomach, arms outstretched in front; lift the rt. Arm/shoulder and left leg/hip off the floor for 5 seconds, then repeat on the opposite side, do 12 sets, twice a day. See my back pain healthguide. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more