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Middle back ache in the morning

Posted In: Muscle conditions 11 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 18, 2007
  • 02:38 AM

I get severe middle back pain (ache) in the morning from lying in bed all night. It is sometimes so bad that I have to get out of bed and start my day. Then it goes away completely within an hour or so. It's like my rib cage in my back gets sore. I have tried numerous beds of different stiffness/softness, and that doesn't seem to be the answer.

The weird thing is that some very infrequent mornings, I have no pain or ache at all. I then try to figure out how in what position I slept in...thinking this may be it....

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  • I have the same problem - kidney area. Occurs the odd morning, have to get out of bed. The ache goes away in about an hour. Please post if you've figured out the problem.
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  • This has happened to me over the past 2 weeks. This morning was the worst, I've been up for almost 2 hours and it's not that much better. Sometimes it also makes me feel like the wind has been knocked out of me if i move the wrong way.
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  • I get severe middle back pain (ache) in the morning from lying in bed all night. It is sometimes so bad that I have to get out of bed and start my day. Then it goes away completely within an hour or so. It's like my rib cage in my back gets sore. I have tried numerous beds of different stiffness/softness, and that doesn't seem to be the answer.The weird thing is that some very infrequent mornings, I have no pain or ache at all. I then try to figure out how in what position I slept in...thinking this may be it....Sounds like a sleep posture that is triggering some underlying Lumbar Spine degenerative changes to create pain. Try avoiding laying on your stomach or on your side. If you lay on your back, have a pillow under your knees. ~Chris
    ChrisFloridaPT 29 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks for your reply Chris! Do you have any suggestions for someone who has never been able to sleep on their back or side for their entire life? I'm only able to fall asleep on my stomach. I will end up wake all night if I try to go to sleep on my back. I become restless and must roll over to my stomach if I want to fall asleep.Thanks again for your helpful information.E
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  • Hi JonI have been experiencing the same pain as you for 5 months now and completely fed up! Last week I had a scan of my kidneys and bladder and both were completely clear. I have also bought a new bed and booked in to a Chiropractor tomorrow to see if they can help.If you do find an answer, please do post.EmmaI get severe middle back pain (ache) in the morning from lying in bed all night. It is sometimes so bad that I have to get out of bed and start my day. Then it goes away completely within an hour or so. It's like my rib cage in my back gets sore. I have tried numerous beds of different stiffness/softness, and that doesn't seem to be the answer.The weird thing is that some very infrequent mornings, I have no pain or ache at all. I then try to figure out how in what position I slept in...thinking this may be it....
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  • Hi, I am a physical therapist. If you are experiencing pain between your shoulder blades, more than likely it is caused by the lower cervical spine. When sleeping at night, lie on your back and use a fluffy pillow in order to keep your neck in a more flexed position. Also start using ice on you neck, 10 minutes at a time a few times a day. For more help on joint conditions, visit: http://www.joint-pain-solutions.com Hope this helps.
    JTrempe 101 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi, I have been having horrible pain in my middle back, every morning for about 3 weeks. It feels like a knife poking into my lung, I had surgery 14 wks ago so I have been inactive compared to normal. I am hoping this is the problem so I have been trying to walk a mile a day the last 2 days. Have a doc appt next week but hoping I will be better by then because of my exercise. I will post again if mine gets better. LR
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  • I get severe middle back pain (ache) in the morning from lying in bed all night. It is sometimes so bad that I have to get out of bed and start my day. Then it goes away completely within an hour or so. It's like my rib cage in my back gets sore. I have tried numerous beds of different stiffness/softness, and that doesn't seem to be the answer. The weird thing is that some very infrequent mornings, I have no pain or ache at all. I then try to figure out how in what position I slept in...thinking this may be it.... If you are a stomach sleeper then this is most likely the cause. If you absolutely MUST sleep on your stomach then stick a big pillow under your stomach to keep your back from overarching during the night. Hope this helps!Denver Chiropractor
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  • Sounds like a sleep posture that is triggering some underlying Lumbar Spine degenerative changes to create pain. Try avoiding laying on your stomach or on your side. If you lay on your back, have a pillow under your knees. ~ChrisHi. I would say that this pain is adrenal exhaustion; stress. After stress our kidneys, or the glands at the top of them, are depleted. In chinese medicine you can have weak kidneys for which you need to find calm and do warming things. E.g. eat something with ginger in by a nice fire, reading a book. You can go on a kidney cleanse which means just eating apples, parsley, cucumber, greens like cabbage and spinach, garlic, ginger, lemon juice and stuff.
    sweettooth 10 Replies Flag this Response
  • I've woken up this morning in a lot of pain and have middle back pain in what seems like my rib cage. I feel as though I've been winded and an dreading having this again. I don't understand what's causing it so searched the internet and an so glad I found this. I don't feel like I'm the only person anymore. I had this months ago and am dreading going to bed tonight. Does anyone have any advice?
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  • I get severe middle back pain (ache) in the morning from lying in bed all night. It is sometimes so bad that I have to get out of bed and start my day. Then it goes away completely within an hour or so. It's like my rib cage in my back gets sore. I have tried numerous beds of different stiffness/softness, and that doesn't seem to be the answer.The weird thing is that some very infrequent mornings, I have no pain or ache at all. I then try to figure out how in what position I slept in...thinking this may be it....This sounds exactly like what I experienced for a year before being diagnosed with Lyme Disease and Babesiosis. I'm on month 10 of treatment (meds, supps, and super-healthy diet), been doing much better although still get bouts of back pain in the morning. I do think it is related to stress on the internal organs, but not really sure. Always drink lots of water, eat your leafy greens!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
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