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Old 12-04-2011, 09:36 AM   #1
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Morning lower back pain

Often when I get up in the morning my lower back is extemely stiff and sore. Usually after having a bowel movement the pain is greatly decreased and then some exercise will eliviate it more. I am in good physical shape and do a regular yoga practice so am normaly pretty flexible. The morning sore lower back problem has been going on for the past six months or so. My MD says all blood tests check normal so he doesn't think it is kidney or liver related. A chiropractor told me that sometimes fluid just settles in the lower back/spine area over night and it works it way out with some exercise and it is normal for my age.

 
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:04 PM   #2
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Re: Morning lower back pain

Luthier, I do not claim to be a dr. and do not use this as medical advice in no way but I have alot of the same issue yet different circumstances. I have had my liver, kidneys ect. checked and thier fine although my back is worse in the am , severely and I just wanna lay there and pee myself bad alot of times! Once i'm up for some time it gets better like you say. I have found that with tests I have bulging discs or what they say disc protrusion and spinal stenosis and spinal arthritis, not that you do but I would ask for further testing if it is causing you so much grief in the am. cause I can totally relate. Oh and all my blood work comes back normal as well. As for Chiropractors I have been to one and did me no good, actually feel it made me worse but everyone is different, so I would seek opinions further!

 
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:48 AM   #3
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Re: Morning lower back pain

I'd consider appts with both a GI specialist (b/c of the bowel tie) and a back doc. For the latter, there are different folks you can pick from....a regular ortho started me with a referral to a physiatrist who focused on spines. Those are rehab specialists and can try some lower-level treamtments including injections and PT referrals. Ideally those work. The next stage would be a neuro or an orth focused only on spines who would see what else makes sense in your case.

Have you looked into a truly well-trained massage therapist? I haven't used one myself but there are some really aimed at medical help vs the typical spa massage. It might be worth a go (my pain was all day and severe and I don't know I could have taken it).

 
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:40 AM   #4
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Re: Morning lower back pain

I have the same problem, mine is off and on for about 6 months now. Twice I have had this pain - I call it "seizing up" during the day, sudden onset, and very debilitating when I was on the job!

I don`t have a clue as to what may be causing it, but it is really beginning to alarm me, since the mid-day problems began...

 
Old 12-15-2011, 02:33 PM   #5
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Re: Morning lower back pain

Thanks for the reply. I usually only have morning pain and I am OK after a bowel movement. It's just strange that I hurt so bad in the lower back until I get that accomplished. It does make you wonder if you are putting pressure on the wrong spot but I am a pretty compassionate yoga guy and if I have a damaged disc or soethng you would think I would feel it at other times. I'll probally do an MRI if it continues much longer.

 
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Re: Morning lower back pain

If you want my advice, get a colonoscopy. All I have read and researched indicates that these problems are symptoms of colon cancer. I had the full run of tests done - no cancer, but a tumor within the bowel walls.

I have begged the doctors to admit me and operate, to no avail. Seems like if they don`t see it, it isn`t there and it isn`t happening...

 
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