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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Lower Back Pain When Laying Down

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I was curious what causes lower back pain when I lay down?

I was curious what causes lower back pain when I lay down?

That is somewhat: Dependent on how you are lying down but it may be of a degenerative nature of your spine possibly disc related or to the small joints of your back known as facet joints or even both. Stretching prior to lying down or even otc meds may help. Also check the condition and age of your mattress which generally last about 7 years. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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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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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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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.

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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Would having an epidural during child birth 19 mos ago cause mid to lower back pain while laying down?

Would having an epidural during child birth 19 mos ago cause mid to lower back pain while laying down?

Back pain after epid: It is not likely your pain is from the labor epidural after 19 months. What is more likely is a back injury resulting from the actual vaginal delivery and associated efforts. This can be caused by a strain or herniation. Also, you should not overlook the possibility of an unrelated medical problem. If the pain is not dissipating and does not respond to over the counter medications, see a doctor. ...Read more

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62 female, right lower back pain when laying down radiates towards buttocks for two years. UT and GI checked. Ovaries removed. HELP!!

62 female, right lower back pain when laying down radiates towards buttocks for two years. UT and GI checked. Ovaries removed. HELP!!

Not sure what is: Meant by UT? Has this been evaluated from an orthopedic standpoint? If not- that would be prudent. Take care. ...Read more

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

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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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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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

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Extreme lower back pain period almost over and still having cramps. Back pain feels like cracks only laying down flat helps?

Extreme lower back pain period almost over and still having cramps. Back pain feels like cracks only laying down flat helps?

Pelvic girdle pain: 19y has severe PMD with some pain remission lying flat, whereby both iliac spines are symmetrically placed vs. Mattress; aligning pelvic girdle sacroiliac joints in neutral. Hypermobility Syndrome women are particularly prone to severe PMD because hormone Relaxin is secreted at this time; further loosening pelvic ligaments already loose; via inherited Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. See comments: ...Read more

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I am 20 years old, 5'6, weigh 170 pounds. I've been feeling a pulse in my belly, specially laying down, lower back pain and headache. What can it be?

Aneurysm: Your symptoms are suggestive of an abdominal aortic aneurysm and if you were 60, i'd consider it a good bet. But it would be exceptionally rare, probably unheard of, at your age. More likely you're feeling a normal aortic pulsation (best felt when lying down!) and the back pain is unrelated. The headache is a separate issue in any event! ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower back pain when I'm laying down and doing certain movements. I have had my legs feel numb at sometime. What do you suggest I do?

It may be the pregna: It may be your pregnancy but it would be wise to see your physician and get this evaluated. Your obstetriciation can also clarify and you may f necessary you may even need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Dull lower back pain just under ribs on left side. Only feels slightly better when laying down on my right side. Muscle spasms in the left leg also.

Back pain.: It is hard to tell without adequate physical examination. This could be due many possibilities. A muscle spasm, strain muscle, kidney stone, pinched nerve due to disc problem. I suggest you check with your doctor for adequate medical history and physical examination. This will lead to an adequate diagnosis and treatment. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain when I bend over, lift things, lay down flat on my back, sit for to long, stand for to long that has lasted for 2 years?

MRI?: If you have pain radiating into your legs, or you have numbness, tingling, or weakness in your legs- you should be checked out by a spine specialist and likely get an mri. Even if you don't have symptoms in you legs, assuming you have tried conservative options, you should probably get looked at by a pain specialist or physiatrist, and still possibly need an mri. ...Read more

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Back Pain (Definition)

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