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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?
For some: There are no magic bullets when it comes to mattresses. One rule of thumb is not too stiff and not to soft. Before spending a lot of money on an expensive mattress, try talking with a physical therapist on strengthening your core muscles to help relieve tension on your back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Try sleeping on your side with a pillow between your legs and knees to the chest. Also, ensure you have a comfortable mattress that is not too soft. If you are having trouble sleeping melatonin is a natural remedy that often works well for patients to help have a good night's sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Possibly: There is good evidence that tricyclic antidepressants are helpful in many chronic pain conditions. In addition they can be helpful for sleep. This class of medication does have adverse effects and should be discussed with your physician. Medication in combination with physical therapy, exercise and healthy diet is always more effective. ...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
Have constant pain in back between shoulder blades and down about 6". Being treated for chronic back pain. What could be cause? Pain in rest of back.
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
What to do if I have spondylolisthesis and it is chronic back pain and I feel pain down my right leg?
Father had triple bypass 3 weeks ago and is now suffering from chronic back pain. Can't sit or lay down. Is this normal?
I'm having chronic back pain n it's making my legs numb an tingle n I keep falling from sharp shooting pains down my legs. Went to the erntheydidnono?
Be seen: I sure would be seen by more of a specialist than simply going to the ER. You may need to see a neurologist. We don't worry too much about back pain because it is very common, but when patients start complaining of numbness in the legs and falling down they need to be evaluated to make sure nothing more serious is going on. Be seen. ...Read more
I have chronic back pain associated with 2 bulging disk and 1 disk which is floating w/ out any cartledge. Also pinched nerves down both legs. ?
Chronic headache in front of head that doesn't go away w pain killers, back pain when changing position, and severe fatigue no matter how much I sleep?
Exercise and: Physical therapy are key. Do not stay in bed, make sure you get up, move around, work on core strengthening. These things will all help with chronic back pain. Discuss with your physician first, but consider things like yoga. See www.Spine-health.Com for some more information. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Which ever 1 that-: -feels the best. Some patients swear by water beds,others firm or soft. This tells U there is no way to specify which is best 4 U. Go to a large mattress store & lie down on them all & see if 1 really feels good. Some have 30 day trials so U get a better feel 4 the 1 4 U. ...Read more
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