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Night time back pain

Started by ClaireB2011 on 11/16/2010 11:26pm

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 :>

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You have had tests. Have you had an x-ray?

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Claire:
I had a patient that had really similar symptoms as yours. Test after test that didn't show anything. Finally, one night it was so bad that she went to the ER (again) and she had a CT scan that showed a blockage in her kidney. No one had every seen it before. They removed it and she hasn't had any problems since. It was very odd. She also did better when she exercised and when she was treated in physical therapy which was really confusing. Why would physical therapy (or exercise for that matter) have given her relief. Really odd. Something to think about,

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You will get relief if you start sleepinf on your tomy,i.e. on pron position for 10 minuts having pillow under your chest i.e. just below the neck.

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Anyone suggested sacorilia joint dysfouncrion? I am being evaluated by a physical therapist next week. I wake up in the night too and thought it was my hip that was causing the problem. I had a MRI and nerve conduction test and the nuerosurgeon found 2 bulged discs, spinal stenosis, ddd, nerve damage L4-5 and arthritis. My orthopedic dr gave me a corizone shot in my hip for bursitis which helped with some pain, but not all. I had an epidural 4 weeks ago with little pain releif. I have read that the symptoms are similar to siatica and it is hard. to diagnose. I am out of work at this time for neck pain after going back to work after c5-7 fusion and am trying to get everything I can done for my back before I have to go back to work. It has become painful to walk very far and I have to take pain meds and muscle relaxers at times. I hope you find out soon the cause of your pain.

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