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Morning Back Pain

pickslidesppickslides Posts: 1
edited 12/06/2015 - 2:56 PM in Lower Back Pain
Hi, i'm male late 30s.

Over the last week I have been waking up with a sharp pain in the middle of my back.

I need to get out of bed immediatrly to soften the pain and within 30 mins it is gone. No pain during the day.
Hot water from the morning shower seems to help.

I have been to a massage parlour who claimed they would fix the problem, but no luck.

Over the last couple of nights the pain has woken me around 2am, I walk around the house for 30 mins and go back to bed. I then deal with the morning pain.

Does this sound firmilar? Any suggestions on how I can manage this/make it go away?


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  • I think this is worth a trip to your GP. Any pain that wakes you out of a dead sleep is not good and is usually a sign of something more serious than not. I'm not trying to be an alarmist, but think that this is worth investigating with more than a massage therapist.
  • cgardrccgardr Posts: 1
    edited 01/16/2016 - 7:40 PM
    Try putting your leg on a low table or chair so your leg is close to a 90% angle. Stay standing straight forward and try to touch your toe (gently) with either hand. If you can feel your hamstring is incredibly tight, this may be the cause. 5 years I have had pain that usually starts around 2am and is incredibly intense until I walk around. The pain is at the. Dry bottom of my back in the middle. Sleeping on my stomach actually seems less painful which is a no no for people with back pain. No pain during the day usually but sometimes after many nights in a row it can start from the moment I lie down. My hubby (fitness mad) said his sports massage lady told him she saw this often. 5 years of pain and no help from gp or physio and my hubby fixed me! I do the table exercise for 30 seconds, swap hands and do it for another 30 seconds, then the same with the other leg. A few times a day might be a good idea. I could tell it was working by day two as it didn't hurt quite as much as it did the day before. Worth a try? The fact that it goes as you start walking around makes it sound rather similar so I thought I would share. I hope it helps.

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