Nightly back spasms (tightness) can't...
Jayvent George

Mumbai, India

#45 Sep 15, 2012
Dear sir
I have this problem since last 2 year, before this problem i have a problem in me left side knee suddenly down and some time my sleeper(sendel) through out my legs but now this time i don't this problem but still i have a low back pain and now my back bone some ) <---- like this type when i m sitting i don't turn my leg inside and sit.i can't sit any more-2 hours in chair i feel very tight,what can i do, please help me.
thank with regards
Jay (INDIA)+91 9424155765
wylee

Malad City, ID

#46 Sep 23, 2012
I, too have this pain and stiffness that comes on only after about 5 hours of sleeping. After being awake 30 minutes to an hour the pain disappears. I have seen several Dr.s and a chiropractic. They didn't help, but I was told that as I sleep my spine relaxes to the point that it begins pinching nerves. This does make sense to me. Unfortunately there is nothing that can be done. The doc said to take 2 aleves at bedtime. . This helps about half the time. The other times it's so bad I have to get up, do some stretches, and then lie on the sofa with a heating pad. But I don't get enough sleep this way. I feel like a zombie and it affects my memory. I sure hope someone finds a good solution and posts here for us all. . .
DLB

United States

#47 Oct 19, 2012
Wow. ALL of these are so familiar. I have been in excruciating pain every night for about 6 months. I am a 37-yo female. I was told I have myofascial syndrome. Sick of it. No doctors have helped. I carry tennis balls with me EVERYWHERE because pushing my back against them helps - though very temporarily. Also have a TENS unit - also a very temporary fix. I have every heating pad available to man. Ice irritates it. I am learning slowly how to deal. God knows I'm on my own here. Doctors would rather not be bothered with my BS apparently. So - I stretch over a foam roller before bed every night. I bought a memory foam 2 inch mattress topper for my bed and I use a slightly wedged firm pillow under my back when I sleep. I do regular stretches without the roller too. Also lots of water intake. The slightest hint of dehydration throws my back into unrelenting spasms. I have a knot the size of a golf ball just to the left of my spine and that knot wreaks havoc on my ENTIRE spinal cord. Chain reaction. It's pure hell. But...slowly but surely I'm fixing it all by my non-medical-degree self. Muscles need to be worked. Work them. They will stretch out. Stay hydrated. Hate to say it - but it's a relief to know I'm not alone. I've felt sooooo alone through this.
Mandi

Melbourne, Australia

#48 Oct 20, 2012
dc wrote:
I'm so fing suck of being in pain. I can't take it anymore. I'm serious. I had cervical injections it worked for 5 days. Trigger injections help only where they stick me. Doc won't give any meds. I have bulging disc at every level in my neck and arthritis and lordosis. My left ear I'd killing me. My shoulders and neck are on fire. Pain going down my arm and muscle spasms and headaches. all cause I cleaned house today. It's sad to live in pain. I feel like someone hit me in the back of my head with a bat. Can't even get arthritis meds. WTF Is that about. They want to do injections that cost me 90 for two. Now they want to burn my nerves. She said it will hurt for weeks and no meds just trigger shots. I'm not doing it, hell I'm not going through that pain then it may not work or get worse on nothing. Even having spasms in my arm and under arm. I need help I'm so sick of this I want to cry. I hate those who messed it up for all of us, I reAlly thought this doc was going to help me, I haven't taken anything in almost four years and I decide to get help and all they have done for me is make it worse and take over 2000 in Less than a month.
Try Prolotherapy. It's all natural and is highly recommended by me. Look it up on the internet...you will b suprised.. Good Luck!

Since: Nov 12

Naperville, IL

#49 Nov 7, 2012
For over 6 months I experienced back pain at night. 55 years old, good shape, work out daily. I would sleep for a couple of hours,then wake up in pain. Would try the recliner,floor, couch,; nothing would give me comfort and eventually fall asleep from exhaustion. Doc tried muscle relaxer, PT, xray, pain killers. None helped. Sent to spine doc. MRI showed two grapefruit sized lymph nodes; one in front of my spine at lumbar region. Now on stronger pain killers (which is keeping pain at bay) and chemo to shrink nodes. Doc followed normal protocol for lower back pain, I should have pushed for faster and more advanced diagnosis sooner as I knew this was not typical back sprain.
Joolsnoose

Taringa, Australia

#50 Nov 24, 2012
Omg I've finally found people that understand me! I get the pain in ribs and sternum feels like I can't breath!! I've turned Physio, chiro, massage, acupuncture the only time i didn't get pain when I was 6-9 months pregnant. 1 week after birth it came back. They said because all my joints and muscles were soft due to the pregnancy hormones it relieved the pain. Not really able to be pregnant all the time. I stretched and all that but the pain still came so I gave up. Every physician tells the same diagnosis but non can cure it. Cant really take drugs cayse i have a 3 minth old. I'm 32 and have had this pain for 5 years. Please someone cure me!
pain sufferer

Bayside, NY

#51 Nov 25, 2012
Tracy wrote:
Hi There,
I am looking for any adive for the ongoing back spasms (severe tightening) I get after sleeping for only a few hours. It's odd that I don't have any back problems during the day... but it keeps me from sleeping at night. I often have to get up and walk around to loosen them up or sit straight up in bed to get any sleep.
Anyone have any idea what is going on?
I'm desperate to find out. It has been going on for years and no doctor seems to be able to help me. I am a 42 year old female.
Thanks for any adice!
Tracy
Tracy,
Have you had any improvement in your condition in the last few yrs and found anything that gives you relief, i have a similar problem thats been plaguing me for almost 10 yrs?
Paul H

Brentwood, UK

#52 Nov 29, 2012
I feel I must recommend the Wolf Group - www.wolffgroup.com

I have suffered with migraines, sleeping, and back trouble for years, but with their expertise I am at last beginning to see the light and my back and migraine problems are easing, and as a result I am sleeping much better. It turns out that my back ache was the source of my migraine troubles, so they have effectively killed two birds with one stone.

I cannot recommend them strongly enough. Their clinics are smart and modern, and their staff always professional and helpful.

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DLB

United States

#55 Jan 5, 2013
I finally received a diagnosis. Apparently, I had shingles that went undiagnosed. I now have extensive nerve damage along my spinal cord. I am a 37-year-old otherwise healthy female. Apparently had just ONE doctor actually LOOKED at my back, the skin discoloration from the rash would have been extremely apparent. I do have psoriasis, so I did not think anything of the rash - which is why I never brought it to their attention (not that I should be expected to - they are, afterall, the DOCTORS). Instead, they all treated me as I was just some junky off the street looking to get a stash of pain meds (which never helped anyways). So - there it is. No more differential diagnoses in America. Just move along and on to the next human being. More than likely, I will have nerve pain for the rest of my life. Terrific. Something to look forward to.
Tired

Crown Point, IN

#56 Jan 15, 2013
Aside from what I saw regarding DLB's Diagnosis, has anyone else received and answers?
I am a 40yo female. I have had the same pain: Middle back, feels like someone is crushing my spine. It wakes me up crying out. I have to immediately sit up in a chair and lean over. I have pain meds from a shoulder surgery I had in Sept thank god or I cannot move, breath or anything for hours.
This has been going on for about 2 years. I was slammed sideways down onto a strong plastic outside chair a few months before the pain started (don't ask).
I also had noticed if I do not take pain meds (once in am 7 1/2 mg of norco and 5 mg in evening) I have restless leg syndrome all day, at least that is what I think it is, my legs feels like they have no air, have to stretch them every few minutes, it is maddening and brings me to tears. I do have an appt with a specialist this week but curious on everyone's health and so forth and if they have the leg issue as well.
Thanks to all who replies!!
Hart

United States

#57 Jan 17, 2013
Hi Tracy did you ever find a solution to your back tightness when sleeping? I have the same problem and for the past four years I've had to get in my recliner every single night after about 3-4 hours of sleep, because my back gets so tight. I've never been able to find a solution. Please let me know if you did.
QUOTE who="Tracy"]Hi There,
I am looking for any adive for the ongoing back spasms (severe tightening) I get after sleeping for only a few hours. It's odd that I don't have any back problems during the day... but it keeps me from sleeping at night. I often have to get up and walk around to loosen them up or sit straight up in bed to get any sleep.
Anyone have any idea what is going on?
I'm desperate to find out. It has been going on for years and no doctor seems to be able to help me. I am a 42 year old female.
Thanks for any adice!
me too

Toronto, Canada

#58 Feb 1, 2013
Hey,

I've had 2 children and this same mid back spasm started during my first pregnancy 3 years ago, it has not yet resolved but bc it gets better during the day, I tend to forget it until 4am EVERY night when I have to get up and sleep sitting up to relieve the spasm. I've tried chiropractor, physio, osteopath, medication, acupuncture.... nothing seems to help. I think it's a combination of things like a weak core (due to pregnancy) which is then also hypermobile and then the mid/upper back is trying to compensate. I've tried different mattresses, drinking water, bath... nothing seems to last. K-taping has provided temporary relief similar to massage and an epson salt bath.... nothing permanent, if anyone has any other ideas, I'm open.

Thanks

and good luck to others with similar issues
Craig

Belvidere, IL

#59 Feb 19, 2013
The only thing that has allowed me to sleep has been to sleep in a recliner for the last 7 years. The only thing I hate more than sleeping in a chair, is sleeping 1 hour and then enjoying all the pleasures of back spasms and exhaustion through the night. My solution has been the need to have at least a slight bend in my lower back while sleeping. Once I find my receipt for both of my knees maybe I can sleep on my side in a bed.
Simone

Truro, UK

#60 Feb 23, 2013
I've had this problem too, however have found some relief. Please try this when you go to bed.
Sleep on your side. Straighten the underneath leg. Your underneath arm can be in any position. Put a pillow between your knees and your leg on top should be bent. Bring the knee up towards your tummy. This bit is really important. Place your on top hand behind your back, so your shoulder is leaning backwards. This doesn't sound comfy but it is. This can be either side. After 1 night this worked for me. If you are like me I was willing to try anything. Try it.
Sweetelba

Westfield, MA

#61 Mar 16, 2013
dc wrote:
<quoted text>
And freaking ice doesn't work.
It sounds like you might want to have your doctor check for Fibromyalgia syndrome
jameezl

Fairfax, VA

#62 Mar 19, 2013
hey, wanted to let you all know I'm with you. been going through it on and off for 8-9 years, 37 yr old male, not over weight. about 2 years ago i was at my wits end, so so so tired. I could only sleep about 3-4 hours before the pain woke me. doctors were no help, i have 20 bottles of useless meds. even tried accupunture. They looked at my tongue and gave me some horrible tea. Then i went to a chiropractor and he helped a little....then after about a month he noticed that the arches of my feet were collapsing as a stood. He suggested orthopdeic shoes. I went out and spend $20 on high arch support insoles..... and it was litterally like magic. notice a different in 2 days, no pain at all in about 5 days. I can't stress enough tht everyone with this problem should try this. its cheap and fast acting. it saved me. I haven't had a problem for 2 years after,.... then i broke my leg,.... can't walk around in my majic shoes. Back pain is back with a vengence. only thing proping me up at work is caffine..... and whats worse is i know it won't get better till i can walk in my shoes again,.... and that 2 months away. hope i make it. everyone! your back is directly connected to your feet! Get orthopedic shoes or inserts!
Lou Lou

Lynn, UK

#63 Mar 19, 2013
Hey,
I have been using this FREE book that i got online, somewhere...

its been really helpful, just thought I would let you guys know :)

it was something like http://www.realsciaticacure.com

I am not promoting it before any body starts... it just free and really helpful so I thought I would share it lol

for neck pain and back pain too..
Lou Lou

Lynn, UK

#64 Mar 19, 2013
wylee wrote:
I, too have this pain and stiffness that comes on only after about 5 hours of sleeping. After being awake 30 minutes to an hour the pain disappears. I have seen several Dr.s and a chiropractic. They didn't help, but I was told that as I sleep my spine relaxes to the point that it begins pinching nerves. This does make sense to me. Unfortunately there is nothing that can be done. The doc said to take 2 aleves at bedtime.. This helps about half the time. The other times it's so bad I have to get up, do some stretches, and then lie on the sofa with a heating pad. But I don't get enough sleep this way. I feel like a zombie and it affects my memory. I sure hope someone finds a good solution and posts here for us all...
arhh Jay I have been having the same problems as you, cant sit there for more than hour my whole back starts to really ache..

like i said to the forum earlier i have been using the techniques from this free book i got... http://www.realsciaticacure.com

its been helping :)
Todd

Slidell, LA

#65 Mar 30, 2013
I can remember have if this problem freshman year of high school. I'm almost 22 now so it's been around 8 years. It used to be very seldom. Now it's almost a nightly occurrence. Or daily depending on when I finally get to sleep. I am almost afraid to fall asleep because I wake up with the spasms while not being able to breathe or move. It feels like if I wake up and feel light (awful description) then my back won't hurt. I just wish it would stop.
Todd

Slidell, LA

#66 Mar 30, 2013
jameezl wrote:
hey, wanted to let you all know I'm with you. been going through it on and off for 8-9 years, 37 yr old male, not over weight. about 2 years ago i was at my wits end, so so so tired. I could only sleep about 3-4 hours before the pain woke me. doctors were no help, i have 20 bottles of useless meds. even tried accupunture. They looked at my tongue and gave me some horrible tea. Then i went to a chiropractor and he helped a little....then after about a month he noticed that the arches of my feet were collapsing as a stood. He suggested orthopdeic shoes. I went out and spend $20 on high arch support insoles..... and it was litterally like magic. notice a different in 2 days, no pain at all in about 5 days. I can't stress enough tht everyone with this problem should try this. its cheap and fast acting. it saved me. I haven't had a problem for 2 years after,.... then i broke my leg,.... can't walk around in my majic shoes. Back pain is back with a vengence. only thing proping me up at work is caffine..... and whats worse is i know it won't get better till i can walk in my shoes again,.... and that 2 months away. hope i make it. everyone! your back is directly connected to your feet! Get orthopedic shoes or inserts!
I've always been told my feet are too flat. I am going to try this. Now that I think about it. My pain started a couple years after I had to have ankle surgery. Maybe my problem is the same. Thank you.

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