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Back Pain after sleeping

I have see several people post about back pain that occurs in the mid back area only after sleeping for an extended period of time. eg. not a nap but more like a few hrs or longer.  As soon as I get out of bed the pain is gone or diminishes greatly and is completely gone within a few minutes or so.  The only thing that relieves the pain if I want to stay in bed is to lie in a fetal position curling my back forward like I am doing a sideways sit-up.  I could also lie in a recliner like manner which would be pain free as well.  Anyhow, while I have seen se

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Night Back Pain: Causes and Treatment - WebMD

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Upper back pain after sleeping is a common and often painful problem. Posture stress causes back pain and joint breakdown, Arthritis and other spine issues.
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Back Pain only when i sleep and first few hours after awakening??

I'm not a physio (you should probly see one of those) so I don't really know, but for what it's worth, I have pain like that, between the shoulderblades, down the spine, and my physio said it's stiff vertebral joints.  She fixes it by rubbing on either side of and pushing on each vertebrae and getting me to stretch.  
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Back Pain

Dear Alfred, Back pain during the sleep can have different origins. There are 2 possible explanations for your pain. One explanation could be that a vertebral disc is irritated and that the inflammation process, which is most active during the night, makes you experience pain. The disc also bulges more when the back is rested. The increased in bulging may increase the pressure to the spinal nerves which brings on the pain.  The second possibilit is when your back is hyperlordotic (this means that the inward curve of your lower back is greater than it should be), the pressure on the facet joints are increased. Most people who have a hyperlordotic lower back experience pain or discomfort when lying prone on their stomach or supine on their back. In prone-lying this is due to the fact that gravity is putting more weight on the joints. When laying on your back, shorterned muscles in your lower back could pull your facet joints towards each other. Both positions will irritate the surface of the joint and cause you discomfort. Lying on the side with the legs slightly curl may be a more comfortable position. Like in all joints of the body, movement relieves pain due to the production of a lubricating fluid that is there to avoid this friction. When you wake up, you start moving your back more than during your sleep, which explains why the pain starts wearing off. The longer you sleep, the stiffer your joints become which makes it more uncomfortable for you when waking up. The second point you mention about going to the gym in the past is very interesting. Like I mentioned before, shortened muscles in the lower back increases the hyperlordosis. When the abdominal muscles are weakened in comparison with the lower back muscles, it puts the back into further lordosis, increasing the pressure on the joints. Before, when you were going to the gym on frequent base, you were probably training your abdominal muscles more. These abdominal exercises created tension from the front of your body which decreased the hyperlordosis in your back. Now that you have stopped doing these exercises, you lower back muscles are getting dominant and are having the possibility to pull your back even more in lordosis. What you can try doing to see if this theory is right, is strengthening your lower abdominal muscles and releasing the tension of your lower back muscles with stretches and deep tissue massage. Do this consistently for about a month and this will probably have a positive effect on your night pain. -- With kind regards, Luc Ortelli
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Back Pain after a few hours of sleep

Hi there! Well, without a clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms. Possibilities that may need to be considered include postural issues, spinal causes such as degenerations, inflammations; neuro-muscular causes, growths/ masses etc. I would suggest getting a firm (neither soft nor hard) mattress to sleep and see if this seems to help. If you do not notice any improvement, I would advise consulting an orthopedician for an evaluation. After a cause is identified it can be managed accordingly. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
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arm/ leg/ lower back/ neck aches and pains in my bones and muscles especially when i sleep a minimal 6 hours and even worse when i sleep longer!

Hi there! Well, without a clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms. Likely possibilities that may need to be considered include structural and postural abnormalties, inflammations, nerve pressure/ impingement etc. It would be best to consult an orthopedician or a rheumatologist for a detailed evaluation and appropriate management. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
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Hi there! Well, without a clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your pain. Possibilities that may need to be considered include postural issues, muscle sprain, inflammations, spinal issues, structural causes, nerve impingement, injuries etc. I would suggest getting this evaluated by a primary care physician or an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. Meanwhile you could try rest and OTC NSAIDS for relief. Hope this helps. Take care!
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Upper-mid back pain since years.. .

Hello and Welcome to the Back and Neck Community. I'm so sorry to hear about your pain. No one should have to experience uncontrolled, sleep disruptive pain. Do you have a career that demands a lot of sitting, such as computers- or a career that requires physical labor - anything that puts stress and stain on your mid thorax region? Osteophytes is the medical term for bone spurs - and they indeed can cause pain. I know - I have them. However your pain may be more soft tissue pain, such as muscles and the supporting structures of your spine. Just because the actual autonomy of your spine appears healthy doesn't mean you can't have extreme back pain. There are many muscles that connect to the spine to help support the upright posture of the spine and move it. The main muscles involved in maintaining thoracic spine position, strength and integrity are the Lats (Latissimus group), Traps (Trapezius(s) and the Rhomboids - there are more but all function together. In addition to muscles we have Ligaments that connect bone to bone and Tendons that attach muscle to bone. The back is very complex - an pain can often be just as complex. PCP tend to look for answers to pain in areas where they can "see" it. If you have a disc disease they can point that out on an MRI and account for your pain. You can't actually "see" soft tissue pain. Have you consulted a D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy). If your PCP is unwilling to go further to DX (diagnosis) your pain a DO may be of great help. Osteopathy is not a set of techniques; rather it is a philosophy. It's one that saved and changed my life. A DO found the reason I had/have pain and treated it when no one else could. If you chose not to see a DO or there is not one in your area just don't give up your search for the reason to your pain. It's way too early to quit. In the meantime ask your PCP about a muscle relaxant at bedtime, a therapeutic dose of NSAIDs (Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs) or anything else he thinks might help you rest until a DX is found. You require sleep to assist your body in the healing process and to improve functioning. When we can't sleep our pain (and all that goes with it)  become worse which inhibits our sleep  - which makes the pain worse - which inhibits or sleep - round and round we go, it becomes a vicious cycle.   I often use a product called Therma-Care. There are several selection - I buy the one for the back. It can go any where in your back area and provides penetrating heat for 12 hours. No smelly rubs. I was suspicious but pleasantly surprised - it helps ease my back pain and I rest better. I think it may be  worth a try. Please keep searching for answers to your pain - and let us know how you are doing. Other members should stop by to offer suggestions - and Phil knows the anatomy of the spine extremely well. I'll look forward to hearing from you. Best Wishes, ~Tuck
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Lower back pain in early AM

Your story is typical for someone of your age and occupation. Have you tried any lasting attempt at using exercise to solve this problem. I'm suggesting that a concerted effort of perhaps 12 weeks with the right physical therapist might help you put off the inevitable back pain. It's a matter of stretching, yes, but also of strengthening your core muscles of the abdomen, and no doubt making slight adjustments to your daytime posture. But what you're experiencing is the pain of degenerative back disease, which is in essence a game where the score is gravity 1, humans 0. Sleeping on your side is a good move, but will only do so much. Try the PT, but it is perhaps time to form a relationship with a trained interventional pain doctor who specializes in the spine. Eventually this kind of disc disease develops into a condition where the spine's joints become arthritic, and pain needs to be treated with various tricks of the interventional anesthesiologist. See for more information.
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Back pain is keeping me up all night!!!!

well seein a registered massage therapist might help or at least physio.
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