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Anyone Else Wake Up w/ Lower Back Pain?

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  1. Jerrari

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    I have been for the last 6 months or so. The wierd part is, nothing has changed as far as my mattress (firm), pillows (feather-medium thickness), but I wake up with pain that hardly allows me to bend at the waist until an hour or two later. Any suggestions? Am I just getting old!!?? Thanks, Jerry.
     
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  3. htran

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    Go see an orthopedic surgeon specialize in back pain. Maybe it's nothing, but it could be more serious than you think. Same thing happen to me right now, but different area of pain.
     
  4. PeterS

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    Flip your mattress. I had the same problem until I flipped mine. The morning back pain dissapeared overnight!
     
  5. wrecktech

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    I attribute my backpain to geezeritis.
     
  6. dm_n_stuff

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    Don't sleep on your stomach. Don't sleep on your back.

    Sleep on your side. Bend your knees and put a pillow between your legs.

    If that doesn't help, then, time to go see the orthopaedist and get your bad old back checked out.

    Could be muscular, could be discs. could be almost anything.

    There are a number of relatively simple exercises that you can do to relieve much of the pain. I have two bad discs in my lower back, but the exercise makes it tolerable.
     
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  8. UroTrash

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    And think of all the money you'll find!
     
  9. Schatten

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    I disagree. An orthopod is one of the last people you want to see. Trust me, I've been to many of them. The general rule of thumb is, if they can't cut, an orthopod isn't going to do much for you. If you are an orthopod or have relations wth one and this offends you well... this is just the basic facts.

    First thing I would try is either a massage therapist or a chiropracter. Be very picky about the latter and the former, well, it could be muscles spasming up, but back spasms are in a totally different league when it comes to back pain. Trust me, I've been through many of those before.

    But a few questions for you:
    - is the pain general? or very specific?
    - do you put a wallet in your back pocket? if so, stop it. that causes you to sit awkward. get a money clip, get rid of the crap and put it in your front pocket.
    - how do you sleep? (as already questioned)
     
  10. BWS550

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    RIGHT SPOT ON, PETER

    WE FLIP AND TURN OUR MATTRESS EVERY MONTH...NO MORE PAIN FOR ANDREA!!!!
     
  11. Dom

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    Excercise.

    I'm serious. It may help. A few years ago I was getting back pain. Tried everything. Went to see my MD. Went to a chiropractor (waste of time IMHO). Finally, I started running with my wife, mostly because I wanted to get back into shape. After a couple of weeks, the pain went away.

    YMMV.

    Dom
     
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  13. PeterS

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    I don't sleep with my money!
     
  14. Roryferrari

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    Get a sleep number bed. Just put mine together last night and had one of the best nights sleeping ever. Great for people that have problems just like yours.
     
  15. htran

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    To Randy,
    I should elaborated more. Not all ortho. surgeon need to cut. It's all come down on Correct Diagonosis and each cases are diferrent. We can not give out advise until we know the exact cause of the problem. Like I stated it before- it could be non-medical problems- bad sleeping posture, too soft or hard mattreses, overweight (more stress put on the back muscles and vertebra).... or it could be underlying medical problems that cause secondary backpain. My concerns that he claimed to be in pain for 6 months or more now. Check with an MD, than appropiate tx can be recommmended. Least tx- massage therapy, change laying habbits , exercises and/or chiropractic manupilations... Worst case senerio- surgeries
    Check out post #5 by Dave M.
     
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    You one of those guys that puts his money in a BANK!?!

    Mattress, baby, mattress!
     
  17. Nibblesworth

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    i often wake up with lower body wood.
     
  18. Jerrari

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    FYI: I'm 38, exercise like a SOB (am not overweight), eat right, etc. OK even if you fall asleep on your side, what prevents you from rolling on your back/stomach after you are asleep? A pea in your T-shirt? I will go flip the mattress right now for starters, thanks fellers!!
     
  19. WJHMH

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    Looks like we just may start a medical section to F chat.
     
  20. Jerrari

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    Ya William....I need you to come to my house w/ that hammer behind your back & slam me w/ it tomorrow am.
     
  21. SrfCity

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    Try a copper bracelet like the golfers wear. It works for me. And take an aspirin before bed.
     
  22. UroTrash

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    Good. Can I be the moderator?
     
  23. WJHMH

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    Have you tried this? Take two caplets of pantothenic Acid (500 mg) with a glass of water before bed. You can finf it at any health food store.
     
  24. GregD

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    Jerrari,

    How about go to an orthopedic, have him do the xray then an MRI to make sure your not about to pop a disk. Then go from there. The MRI should answer some questions and rule out any problems.

    I picture is worth a thousand words.

    Ive had low back pain for about 10 years. Had the MRIs etc. ruled out disc buldging, so I now know its a soft tissue problem, like a ligament, and it gets irritated from sitting to long.

    You need all the info you can get so you can figure it out for yourself.
     
  25. dm_n_stuff

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    Jerry.

    My doc had me sew a Tennis Ball into the front of my t-shirt. Roll onto your stomach, and you suddenly find yourself woken up by the tennis ball.

    I later found that sticking a big pillow in front tended to do the same thing without as much pain, but, the TB thing will do the trick.

    DM
     

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