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What are the causes of lower back pain in the morning?

What are the causes of lower back pain in the morning?

Check the mattress: A common cause for back pain upon awakening is a mattress that is too soft and not supportive of your spine. A firm mattress (or placing a large piece of plywood between the mattress and box spring) may help. If back pain persists or worsens, be sure to check with your doctor to rule out the many other causes of back pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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What are some causes of lower back pain in the morning lower?

What are some causes of lower back pain in the morning lower?

Back pain: Most common cause is muscle strain (pulled muscles). There are several other spine related causes such as disc herniation and arthritis. Non spine causes include kidney infection/stones, gallbladder stones, pancreas inflammation, ulcers , etc. Morning back pain with stiffness is usually related to arthritis....Disc degeneration. ...Read more

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What could be causing debilitating lower back pain that occurs early in the morning? Also accomodated by nausea.

What could be causing debilitating lower back pain that occurs early in the morning? Also accomodated by nausea.

Doctor can evaluate: The more common causes of lower back pain include: back muscle strain, back ligament sprain, herniated disc, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, urine infection, kidney infection, kidney stone, tumor in the spine, tumor in the kidney or other places, fractured vertebra, fibromyalgia, other bacterial infection, etc... So, with such a long list of possibilities, a doctor needs to evaluate. ...Read more

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I was pain-free when i went to bed but had lower back pain this morning. Same mattress...Possible cause? Do not recall any injury yesterday.

"Sleep wrong": Assuming you have only back pain, done nothing physically unusual in the preceding few days, and are not menstruating/ovulating, then most likely your sleep position strained your back or compressed the facet joints in the back of your spine. Either way, such pain should be short-lived. If it isn't, something else is wrong. ...Read more

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What causes bad back pain and stiffness in the morning? I have even got a new memory foam mattress and there is no change. Mid and lower back pain.

See doctor : Most likely musculoligamentouss and a good back excercise/stretching program will help,but you should see an orthopedist to be examined and get at least x-rays to rule out other causes ...Read more

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Could sleeping on my stomach cause lower back pain the next morning and day?

Could sleeping on my stomach cause lower back pain the next morning and day?

Could: Certainly could be an issue. Try sleepin on your back with pillow under knees or side with pillow between knees. Chiropractic may be useful to align the vertebra fro stomach sleeping. ...Read more

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What would cause numbness in my fingers and toes as well as lower back pain upon waking in the morning? This all started after a workout five days ag.

What would cause numbness in my fingers and toes as well as lower back pain upon waking in the morning? This all started after a workout five days ag.

Nerve compression: Sounds like you nmay have injuried your back which is causing excessive pressur on nerves to extremities. If it does not resolve, see a physician. ...Read more

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What would cause middle and lower back pain?The pain also wraps around to both sides of outer hips. Pain is constantis at its worse in the morn and PM

What would cause middle and lower back pain?The pain also wraps around to both sides of outer hips. Pain is constantis at its worse in the morn and PM

Disks in the spine: MAY be pinching nerves. Also, the way you sit or move at work or home may be tightening muscles. Please see your doc who will diagnose and advise you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Had an X-ray due to lower back pain in the morning when i wake up. Result is "mild levoscoliosis likely positional". What does it mean? Thank you.

Had an X-ray due to lower back pain in the morning when i wake up. Result is "mild levoscoliosis likely positional". What does it mean? Thank you.

A curvature of the..: ....Spine, by postural it means the positioning on the x-ray table. Only standing films r used 2 evaluate for scoliosis. Even if u have a mild scoli, they don't progress after growth stops. I would not worry about that reading. Note the image on the right the sacrum is rotated/ so this would b a positional scoli. It is rotated/tilted causing a positional curve. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain in the right part when i woke up in the morning. The pain began to reduce when i left my bed. What are the possible reasons?

See a SPECIALIST: I hate to disagree with other physicians, especially as neither of us have exmined you, but my experience is that a primary care physician is first going to think of pills to fix a prolem like yours. I suspect 9and remember I have not seen you or your records) that you have a facet injury, and that can simply be dealt with by a good pain managment doc without the use of pills. ...Read more

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Lower back pain sometimes in d morning?

Wear and tear: It is common to wake up with some back discomfort that improves with activity. Normal wear and tear (also called arthritis) can cause stiffness when in 1 place for a long time. The discs in the spine also retain fluid at night which can cause some discomfort. Treatment depends on your exam. Anti- inflammatory and pt helpful. See a physiatrist. ...Read more

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What do you suggest to relieve the lower back pain that i woke up with this morning?

NSAIDS/ice/heat: Anti-inflammatory medications (if no contra-indication for them), cold packs and hot compress 20 minutes on, and about an hour off prior to re-applying. Avoid any heavy lifting, and avoid repetitive bending/squatting/twisting by waist. If symptoms persist, seek medical care. ...Read more

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Last night i started the master cleanse and this morning i woke up with excruciating lower back pain on my left side. Is that normal?

Last night i started the master cleanse and this morning i woke up with excruciating lower back pain on my left side. Is that normal?

No: I have never heard of the master cleanse causing that. I would go to a doctor and make sure you don't have a kidney infection or stone. ...Read more

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Woke up this morning with lower back pain. This happened before, about 4 months ago. What can the problem be? I have gained a lot of weight ...

Woke up this morning with lower back pain. This happened before, about 4 months ago. What can the problem be?  I have gained a lot of weight ...

Many things...: Excess weight frequently contributes to musculoskeletal pain - sore backs, sore knees, etc. You may have strained it lifting something, using poor technique. There are other medical conditions that might explain back pain: menstrual cramps, urinary tract infections, endometriosis, etc. Alternating heat and ice can be a good first-line treatment. It's great you recognize now the impact of weight! ...Read more

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I have lower back pain on either side since a week. Pain is a more when i get up in the morning. And then it lows as i get to routine work daily.

I have lower back pain on either side since a week. Pain is a more when i get up in the morning. And then it lows as i get to routine work daily.

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... It sounds like you might develop some arthritic pain. If your pain persists, you should seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more