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Does Sleeping Face Down Or Face Up Help With Chronic Back Pain
Every time I lay down to sleep my chest gets tighter but no wheezing but struggle to breath but I can't sleep sitting up due to chronic back pain what else can I do as it's keeping me up every night?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If you have not already done so, you should see your family doctor to get checked out. Chronic back pain is not normal. It could be as simple as having a muscle strain but you could also have a kidney stone. There are many reasons you could have chronic back pain. A good old-fashioned remedy is to use a hot water bottle for your back. You can also try using pillows under or between your knees. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some good exercises to strengthen the back muscles (i have chronic back pain from sitting down at work)?
"superman" exercise: Back injuries should always be checked by your doctor, especially if chronic or if one experiences symptoms down the leg(s). 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Opiates, in general, are not designed for use as long-term medications. Your doctor will constantly be on the look ourt for other methods of pain control. Opiates are known for habituation...You'll eventually need ever larger doses. Constipation, itching, thought disruption can also occur. Keep your doctor notified. ...Read more
For the last 3 days have not been able to keep anything down vomitting and diarrhea. Also experiencing chronic back pain what will help?
Watch dehydration: You may need IV fluids after three days of unreplaced fluid losses get some help. ...Read more
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