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Old 09-21-2010, 06:01 AM   #1
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Exclamation Severe lower back pain after sleeping

Hey everyone. I usually sleep on my back. I start out sleeping on my side and then switch to my back either just before falling asleep or some time after I've already fallen asleep. Anyway, for the past week or so, I've been waking up with severe lower back pain. I already have mostly middle back pain most of the time anyway and occasional lower back pain but now the lower back pain is happening every single time I wake up and it's really getting on my nerves. I have no idea what is wrong. My entire lower back hurts: left, middle, and right side. I don't think I have injured myself recently but man, I tell you, the pain just absolutely kills me when I first wake up. The pain continues until I take a Tramadol and a Naproxen 500 mg. What can I do to prevent this pain? Should I see my doctor? I see my doctor tomorrow morning for a cough and some muscle twitching problem I have had for over a month. Should I mention this to her then?

 
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Re: Severe lower back pain after sleeping

Yes, I absolutely would talk to her about it. She may want an MRI to see if there are any spinal issues.

I hope you will come back and let me know.

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Re: Severe lower back pain after sleeping

[QUOTE=maltluver;4331364]Yes, I absolutely would talk to her about it. She may want an MRI to see if there are any spinal issues.

I hope you will come back and let me know.

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Thanks Carol. I found out that I have another appointment in a different town an hour before my doctor's appointment so I have to reschedule the doctor's appointment. I hope they have a cancellation or something where they can get me in soon. I also hope I don't have to see the nurse practitioner that they originally gave me an appointment with. That woman is not a friendly person to put it lightly.

 
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Re: Severe lower back pain after sleeping

Oh yeah. I forgot to mention that for the past couple of days, I haven't been waking up with such severe back pain BUT the back pain that I do have lasts for at least an hour or more until the pain killers kick in. And of course, it hurts much worse when I am up and on the computer which is what I do for most of the day. Being disabled, I don't have a lot to do around here.

 
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Re: Severe lower back pain after sleeping

It's fine to discuss this with your dr. but it sounds to me like you need an MRI to see what is going on. I would recommend seeing either an Orthopedic Spine Specialist or a Neurosurgeon for a spine workup. This doesn't mean you need surgery. It's just that these guys are the best at diagnosing spine problems and know best how to treat them.....whether pt would be helpful or if you need to see a pain specialist.

The sooner things like this are evaluated, the better.

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