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Causes of lower back pain which become worse when laying down?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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Lower back pain left side woman who carries heavy toddler around on same side hurts worse when first lay down?

Lower back pain left side woman who carries heavy toddler around on same side hurts worse when first lay down?

Many: This type of pain could be from lumbar strain, sacro-iliac joint dysfunction, arthritic pain or many other possibilities. There may be a simple treatment for you so see your health professional to get a physical exam and evaluation. I hope you feel better. Try carrying your toddler on opposite side if possible. ...Read more

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Lower back pain from laying down too much. Should i be concerned?

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 (kidney area) when laying down, recedes after i get up and move about?

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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is also known as Back pain. Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more