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Used to wake up with lower back pain. Just got a new mattress (firm memory foam) and now my middle and upper back are sore when I wake up. Now what?

Used to wake up with lower back pain. Just got a new mattress (firm memory foam) and now my middle and upper back are sore when I wake up. Now what?

See your doctor: There are many causes of back pain. The first step is to get a diagnosis. There are some arthritis diseases that affect the back as well as other types of inherited or squired changes which can be treated. If you have the most common cause of back pain for your age the main treatment is a regular stretching exercise program. The only way to know the best treatment is to first know the cause. ...Read more

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Cant stay asleep, wake often to feelings of sore muscles in back and sides/ kidneys? Diff mattress no help. Stressed. Can metformin/ glipizide be prob

Cant stay asleep, wake often to feelings of sore muscles in back and sides/ kidneys? Diff mattress no help. Stressed. Can metformin/ glipizide be prob

You can try metformi: Metformin is OK to try. Small doses of Elavil (amitriptyline) or Flexoril at bedtime are also effective for your symptoms. Your doctor can help you with this and adjusting your dose based on how well you sleep. The bigger problem may be stress. It is worth looking into ways to reduce your stress levels. This can help keep you healthy for the future. ...Read more

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Disc issues and soreness after spinal tap, i thought firm bed was best but too painful, what is best type of bed support for sensitive backs?

Pain in an area: of your back after a spinal tap may take a few days to resolve. Avoidance of direct pressure to the site is generally advised. This can be accomplished with use of pillows especially those long skinny round ones to prop you up on your side in a comfortable position. If the problem persists after a few days I would contact your doctor and have them have a look at things. ...Read more

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What types of exercises can help with back soreness, stiffness, or cramps?

What types of exercises can help with back soreness, stiffness, or cramps?

Many: For disc problems there are the mackenzie exercises and williams dexercises. Yoga and pilates are excellent generalized exercises to promote healthy flexibility and strength, especially core muscle strength. A visit to a physical therapist on recommendation from your pcp may beneficial. ...Read more

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Which types of exercise are good and which should be avoided? Is joint soreness normal in the mid back region?

Which types of exercise are good and which should be avoided? Is joint soreness normal in the mid back region?

Swimming: Exercise in general are good some exercise might be harmful to some joint some could be harmful if not cleared by a physician swimming is always an excellent exercise including all aqua exercise because it is a low impact and does not harm any joint and could be practiced a year long other exercise for specific joint might have to be cleared by a physician including special exercise for back ...Read more

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More than 3 weeks ago I have had a sore throat. 12 days ago they did a strep culture and it came back type B, and I was on amoxicillin, but it didn't help at all. Is there a reason?

More than 3 weeks ago I have had a sore throat. 12 days ago they did a strep culture and it came back type B, and I was on amoxicillin, but it didn't help at all. Is there a reason?

Virus or allergy?: Probably the antibiotic didn't work because you have had a viral infection or allergy. Group B strep (GBS) is a normal bacteria that usually doesn't cause symptoms. It probably was appropriate and cautious for your doctor to treat you with amoxicillin when the culture showed GBS, but only as a precaution. Your sore throat probably will continue to gradually improve. Re-check w/ doc if it doesn't. ...Read more

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