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How To Relieve Lower Back Pains While Sleeping
Different Position: There are certain lower back conditions that are aggravated by lying on your stomach. Altering your sleeping position, such as sleeping on one side with a pillow between your knees, would be recommended as a first step. Waking up with lower back pain may best be treated with some stretches in bed, heat treatment, or a warm shower. As with most conditions, prevention is more important. ...Read more
Xray: Probably need an xray, but heat, light stretching and anti-inflammatories arte a start. ...Read more
See an Orthopaedist: Their are different potential causes of your hip pain. Pain that occurs when you are sleeping can be a simple problem such as bursitis of the hip. An orthopaedic evaluation with x-rays is the best place to start to help identify the source of the problem and recommend treatment to help. ...Read more
Lower Back pain and lower abdominal discomfort. What is the cause? I need pillow bet knees when I sleep for back pain. Any good exercise?
Several thoughts: Low back pain is often due to a strain or sprain of muscles and ligaments in the back( as from lifting heavy item) or from a herniated or bulging disc pressing on nerves that leave the spine and travel to the legs. Occasionally pain may radiate to lower abdomen. For good patient information SEE: bit.ly/1v1juFX and bit.ly/1wCMDpb ...Read more
See below: Lose weight if overweight. Use proper lifting techniques (legs not back; don't lift & twist: turn whole body). Try otc NSAID for pain/inflammation. Stretching. If not enough, see doc for rx pain med & muscle relaxer. Give time for different combo's. Still not enough: see pain management physician. Pool exercises usually well tolerated by back pts. ...Read more
Support: Oftentimes this is muscular during the day and at night gets agravated by positioning. A help can be a supportive mattress or pillow. ...Read more
Core strengthening: The best thing for low back pain (assuming no structural problems) is to strengthen your core. This means sit ups, crunches and other abdominal and back-muscle exercises. There are tonnes of good work outs available online these days. Better yet find a work out buddy who can help to motivate you. Just make sure to check with your doc before starting any new exercise program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depend on type: A physical examination will be able to identify posture, movement patterns, muscle strength, weakness, tight muscles, etc which can play a huge role in your spine (low back) stability and function. Things that you should do anyways include: don't smoke, keep a healthy weight (bmi between 19-25), maintain good posture and ergonomics and exercise regularly. You should visit your doctor. ...Read more
Modify poses: Assuming your back pain etiology is clear, and you are comfortable enough to stretch your body with yoga, then modify the poses (asanas) to minimalize pain yet still engaging your body to stretch. Bolsters, folded blankets, blocks, all of these aids can allow you to be in a pose comfortably and remain in the pose long enough to obtain the benefits desired. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slight limp and chronic lower back discomfort (but no pain) from doing deadlifts. How can I prevent further pain?
It's not right!: You're not supposed to limp from deadlifts! you're supposed to feel morally superior, but you aren't supposed to suffer. Ask your trainer about your technique, and back off this exercise until you've had a chance to talk with your doctor. You may still be able to do activities like the elliptical, the recumbant bike, etc., so don't give up altogether. ...Read more
Many options: Shoulder blade pain can come from multiple sources. This area can have pain referred from the neck and shoulder along with multiple other areas. If only when you are sleeping on the floor, i would consider trying a pillow that allows a more neutral position for your neck and head first and then look at other possibilities. ...Read more
Need to see doctor: Night time back pain is a very common complaint and is often due to accumulated activity during the day, and also because during the day we are often focused on our activities but at night all we think about is our pain. However, night pain, especially if very severe and/or causing sleeplessness, can potentially indicate serious pathology - so I do recommend evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
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