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

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
A very common problem causing pain in the back and especially the neck and shoulders us polymyalgia rheumatica. The pain very characteristically is worst when you first wake upl. It can be diagnosed with a simple blood test and responds dramatically to medication.
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Old mattress

There are a lot of possibilities but one of the most common is a old mattress.
If your mattress is over eight to ten years, it may be time to get a new one.

In brief: Old mattress

There are a lot of possibilities but one of the most common is a old mattress.
If your mattress is over eight to ten years, it may be time to get a new one.
Dr. Steven Arbit
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