My name is Shane and I just joined this site today hoping for some answers...or at least the advice of others who share or have shared my pain. I am a 33 year old male who works out regularly and eats pretty well. My workouts range anywhere from lifting weights to running and I have been quite active for most of my life. I have never smoked and I drink alcohol moderately (maybe 2-3 times a month).
For the last month of so I have been waking up every morning with a dull aching middle back pain that is so intense that I feel the pressure on my entire back/trunk area. I try and ignore it but the dull pain is too much. Within maybe 15 minutes of getting out of bed, the pain is gone and I can get on with my day. I work at a desk all day and tend to hunch sometimes but this is the first time in 5 years of working this way that I have experienced this pain while sleeping. Thinking that maybe it was the result of an old bed, I went out and bought a very good semi firm mattress about a week ago. Unfortunately, the result did not changed. Possibly unrelated, I have also been experiencing a sharp electric pain in the palm of my hand when I stretch out for things while my hand is in a cupping or grabbing shape. I don't believe this is related but I wanted to mention it. The electric pain has been present for about a week now.
If anyone can help shed some light on what I may be experiencing here I would greatly appreciate it.