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back pain while sleeping

Posted In: Muscle conditions 5 Replies
  • Posted By: kenneth
  • February 28, 2007
  • 06:14 PM

Over the last few months I have been getting pain in my middle back while sleeping. It usually comes on around 3 or 4 in the morning, sometimes more severe than others. On occasion I will have 2 or 3 nights with little or no pain. Most of the time after getting up to start the day the pain subsides after a couple of hours. It sometimes lingers through midday with the sharp twinges.

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  • Try sleeping with a pillow underneath the arch of your back and the back of your knees. If you sleep on your side then sleep with a pillow between the knees as this will keep your hips in line and help you keep pressure off your spine. Also if you keep a wallet in your back pocket during the day stop doing so ASAP because when you sit on it you are misaligning your spine.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 28, 2007
    • 06:48 PM
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  • I've been having this for approx. 5 years. I have done almost all testing. Just last week I went to see a rheumatologist. She was the first of all my dr.'s that didn't ignore me. I'll have my results in by Monday. Will keep you posted.
    Sleepy Sally 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hey Kenneth, do a search here on "early morning back pain" and read the posts. THis might be helpful.
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  • Hey I Have Had Chest And Back Pain Between The Shoulder Blades For The Last 2 Years And No One Seems To Know What It Is. Mine Only Happens When I Go To Bed. I Have A Doctors Appointment Next Week. Will Post Results If Possible.
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  • Hope you find out what is wrong Sally. Hey I Have Had Chest And Back Pain Between The Shoulder Blades For The Last 2 Years And No One Seems To Know What It Is. Mine Only Happens When I Go To Bed. I Have A Doctors Appointment Next Week. Will Post Results If Possible.Have you been checked for scoliosis? This can cause the symptoms you describe.
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