I was hoping someone might be able to help me out. I have lower (and sometimes middle) back pain that ONLY occurs at about 5 in the morning and lasts until I wake up. It is mostly on the left side.
I know this because I usually get up around 4:30 am to go to the bathroom, and at that time I usually have little or no pain. I will often stretch at that time, hoping to stave off the pain, but the pain inevitably comes, and by the time I am ready to wake up, around 6:30 or 7, my back hurts a lot.
Once I sit up straight or get out of bed and stand upright, the pain goes away - literally immediately.
I am 35 years old, active and athletic, not overweight. No smoking, drugs, alcohol. Diet is mostly preservative-free, low carbs and high protein.
I sit at a desk all day for my job, and it is rare that my back hurts at the end of the day.
I am able to play sports and be active and none of these bothers my back. Standing up for a long time sometimes makes my back hurt.
I have been having the back pain for almost two years now. Each time I think I have a breakthrough with a pain-free few days, the pain comes back.
I have tried self-care with trigger point therapy, and have been to an acupuncturist and a chiropractor.
For a while, I was taking multivitamins that seemed to make the pain go away. I stopped taking the vitamins and the pain came back. But now I am on the vitamins again and the pain is still there.
For a while I suspected vitamin D deficiency so I took high doses of vitamin D for a week or two, but that didn't help.
I just started self-care with trigger point therapy now and I hope that it will help.
If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.