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Back Problems board


Hi, I cant say for sure what it is, but what you describe sounds very typical of back spasms. I know when I get bad spasms I cannot turn either, and it's very difficult just to get up. But...spasms are usually a symptom of something. Spasms are usually a protective mechanism that causes pain so that you don't do further damage. So it could be a musclar issue or even a disc problem or something else in your spine, or like someone else said, maybe there's something amiss in your spine that causes spasms when you lay down. Of course we can't diagnose you, but it it's been going on for a while you should see your doctor.

In the mean time you might try using ice or heat over the area and taking some ibuprofen or aleve regularly.