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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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


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Wake up with back pain every morning, what could this be?

Wake up with back pain every morning, what could this be?

Bad posture: Generally if you sleep on your stomach or have a old weak mattress, that can cause strain on back muscles after several hours of laying down. ...Read more

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I always wake up with back pain and stiffness. I recently had back x-ray 1.3cm L2 sclerotic lesion since 2013. Can this be cause of back pain?

I always wake up with back pain and stiffness. 
I recently had back x-ray 1.3cm L2 sclerotic lesion since 2013. Can this be cause of back pain?

Functionality : The most common causes of back pain are functional problems, like lifting incorrectly or poor desk position. The other is weak core and low back muscles. The best thing to attempt fist is low back strengthening exercises and see if that helps over time. Very unlikely it's the sclerotic lesion. ...Read more

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Bulging discs @ L4-5. After 4-5 hrs of sleep I wake up with back pain. Physiotherapist&chiropractor, muscle relaxant didn't help much.Suggestions?

Bulging discs @ L4-5.  After 4-5 hrs of sleep I wake up with back pain. Physiotherapist&chiropractor, muscle relaxant didn't help much.Suggestions?

Stay active: Our bodies are meant to move, so staying cautiously active as tolerated during pain flare ups is very important. Physical therapy has helped many people with bulging discs, and as a last resort, spinal steroid injections. Some people find that sleeping with a pillow under their knees prevents some of the discomfort from laying flat for long periods of time. Hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more

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Hy I have a back pain everyday when I wake up from my bed What can I do . And what is the problems can someone help me:)?

Hy I have a back pain everyday when I wake up from my bed What can I do . And what is the problems can someone help me:)?

Maybe your mattress: It may be your mattress, especially if the pain doesn't occur sleeping elsewhere on vacation and if it doesn't happen later in the day or with exercise. A firmer mattress may solve the problem. If it still persists, then you may need to see a physiatrist for both an evaluation and to set up physical therapy. But, the mattress comes first. ...Read more

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I wake up every morning with back pain, what is the best/quickest way to prevent this?

I wake up every morning with back pain, what is the best/quickest way to prevent this?

Morning back pain: In most cases this type of pain can be due to a soft and saggy mattress. Sleeping position is also one of the causes. Try sleeping on a firm surface and try to sleep in a different position if you can ...Read more

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I get back pain when sitting and lying down. Also wake up stiff. Is this serious? Causing me a lot of pain, I want to stand all the time.

I get back pain when sitting and lying down. Also wake up stiff. Is this serious? Causing me a lot of pain, I want to stand all the time.

Common back pain: Musculoskeletal back pain is most commonly worse sitting or lying down. It is also common to wake up stiff. This should resolve with conservative measures of stretching, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatories. See your doctor for this. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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