Night time back pain
I wondered if this sounds familiar to anyone as it has caused every practitioner I have ever consulted totally mistery! I woke up in the middle of the night 7 years ago with unbelievable pain in my right side lower back, deep inside, a sensation that hurt to deep breath. I had had no specific incident or accident. I have had every test and nothing has been revealed and I've had this now for 7 years. For the first 2 years, every night the pain came, after about 4 hours sleeping. At it's worst it was so painful that I had to get up and would usually stay up. I could do nothing for it, so about 2 years ago, after seeing countless medical and physical doctors and feeling like knowone actually believed me (I had little or no pain in the waking hours, just a dull ache), I began researching and trying to help myself.
Since then I have learnt to manage my pain. I do abdominal strengthening exercises every day and I try and exercise as often as I can. Although I am very pleased with the improvement, the pain is still there and I fear it always will be. It's kind of in the back of my mind. Some nights I barely feel it, others it wakes me or is mild. However, if I stop exercising or get ill, it always comes back. I fear to even consider the prospect of having children and the idea of being an old woman before my time due to the pain is worrying. However, the positive is that consistent physical exercises do help, a lot. I just wondered if anyone out there has had anything similiar and what they did. Maybe I can advise people of my methods and they their methods.
Thanks! Claire :>