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How can you sleep while experiencing lower back pain?

How can you sleep while experiencing lower back pain?

Back pain: Take an anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen before sleep. A heating pad is also very effective. Try a light massage of the area before lying down to sleep to loosen the muscles. Topical patches such as icyhot and creams such as bengay are also helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How can I relieve low back pain after sleeping on my stomach?

How can I relieve low back pain after sleeping on my stomach?

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

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How can I alleviate and prevent lower back pain while playing basketball?

How can I alleviate and prevent lower back pain while playing basketball?

First, try to see : If you are have good flexibility and consider more core strengthening. If no response, you can try taking some otc medication if no contraindications when you play. If no help, then seek evaluation by a physician. If overweight, try to trim down and if moking, stop. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease lower back pain after falling down stairs?

What can I do to ease lower back pain after falling down stairs?

Xray: Probably need an xray, but heat, light stretching and anti-inflammatories arte a start. ...Read more

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How to prevent upper back pain when exercising?

How to prevent upper back pain when exercising?

Good body mechanics: You should always consult with your physician if you are experiencing pain with exercise for a long period of time. When possible, get good instruction from a certified personal trainer, physical therapist, or other trusted source about good form while exercising. ...Read more

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How to stop pain in my hips and buttocks while sleeping at night?

How to stop pain in my hips and buttocks while sleeping at night?

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

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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

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How can I alleviate lower back pain?

How can I alleviate lower back pain?

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

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Upper back pain and sore sholder blades at night while sleeping. How to i stop this?

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

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How can I ease the pain in my lower back lumbago?

How can I ease the pain in my lower back lumbago?

Rehabiltitation: Strengthen the hips and retrrain them to fire before the back muscles do.. ...Read more

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How to help ease lower back pain during period?

Back pain: Anti-inflammatories, Ibuprofen or naproxen, usually work well for menstrual cramps and back pain. Combine this with hot tea to help you relax. A heating pad to the back can help as well. ...Read more

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How can I relieve the pain in my lower back or lumbago?

How can I relieve the pain in my lower back or lumbago?

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 more

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How can I relieve pain from my lower back?

How can I relieve pain from my lower back?

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

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What can I do to eliminate lower back pain during yoga?

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 more

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Slight limp and chronic lower back discomfort (but no pain) from doing deadlifts. How can I prevent further pain?

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

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How to combat lower back pains. I can't avoid sitting long hours.

How to combat lower back pains. I can't avoid sitting long hours.

Change: Maintaining a healthy body weight and doing exercise are the best ways to prevent low back pain. If you sit for prolonged periods of time, you will have to figure out a way to introduce changes in position into your work day. ...Read more

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What should ibtake to reduce pain in back im laying all day I have muscle spasm?

Stretching, ibuprofe: Try stretching and moving around every few hours first. The best first medication to use is Ibuprofen (if you have no kidney disease, stomach ulcer history, or bleeding problems). ...Read more

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Pain between shoulder blades after sleeping on floor. How can I ease the pain?

Pain between shoulder blades after sleeping on floor. How can I ease the pain?

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

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How to remove lower back pain, when you sleep?

How to remove lower back pain, when you sleep?

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