Nightly back spasms (tightness) can't...
dowty

Killeen, TX

#67 Apr 8, 2013
in 2011 i had my large intestine taken out and during the stay in the hospital my back hurt so much, it spasmed all the time. they checked my kidneys, they were starting to shut down. but they got better. but now every day my back hurts, but at night it hurts so bad that it is hard to move and it spasms. i dont know if it is related to the fact that my right hand and fingers are falling asleep all the time as well. i am only 43 and noticed alot of things happening. i can sit down for about 15 min. when i get up i cant put too much pressure on my feet. this really sucks!
Linda

New York, NY

#68 Jul 2, 2013
I have Pain n tightness from back spasm I tried hot pad now ice because someone told me that's not good I taking a muscle relaxant n ibuprofen is this all above okay?
Lynn

Jacksonville, NC

#70 Jul 31, 2013
Same back spasms as most of you. I am a lean 43 yo female that walks 3 miles a day. I am confident this is a combination of bulging L4/L5 disc and a mattress that is not working for me. What I have been doing to relief the pain is taking Motrin 800 mg, pillow under my thighs and a heating pad on low under my back. Combination is heaven. I will be replacing my mattress once I figure out the best fit and plan. To start weight training to strengthen my lower lumbar. Hope this helps others.
jimk

Langley, Canada

#71 Aug 29, 2013
okay,enough already! Why are you people posting that you have the same problem? It's A solution we are all looking for not a support group. So get a grip and post a solution or something helpful.
Duh!
Lower Right Back Pain

Los Angeles, CA

#72 Aug 31, 2013
bryan wrote:
I have the same problem with my back and like u it only happenesn when i sleep i am 26 years old and i shouldnt be having these problems this early . Every time i move it feels like my whole back is going to rip in half i can't breath and every time i do i get a spasm down the middle and both sides of my back. It also feels like it is going down my spine to but the pain is everywhere. I have tried sleeping on the floor, on a firm mattress, as well on a firm futon and couch and nothing helps. Someone please help cause i really need some sleep.
I have back pain as well and am only one year older than you. It was really bad. I tried lots of things. Getting adjusted helped some. The best thing I did was specific exercises and stretches. I got mine from my chiropractor and http://lowerrightbackpainhq.net

Hope you are better!
Jasmine

Grayslake, IL

#73 Sep 16, 2013
I have a neck and back problem I can't sleep at all. I tried everything Sleeping on the floor, sleeping on the couch and my own bed. It's hard for me how can I get a better sleep and make my back and neck get better?
Try this

United States

#74 Oct 10, 2013
If your overweight, try loosing some weight. The added weight throughout the day puts stress and tension on your back and you notice it once you go to bed more because your relaxed and focusing on it. Try icy hot ointment on your back. If it's a muscle spasm issue like that it should do the trick. :)
Rory K

Firhouse, Ireland

#75 Oct 20, 2013
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
This could be due to many different issues. Just because it happens at night doesnt mean it has anything to do with a mattress. It could be the position you are in which is different to day time, it could be as certain muscles relax etc.
I would suggest a visit to your chiropractor and some regular exercises and stretches. Even when the problem is resolved it is important to keep up the exercises to ensure the issue doesnt return

Rory K
http://backpainfixed.net/
Mike

Tama, Japan

#76 Dec 13, 2013
I had a similar problem. A few years ago. I would go to sleep without any back pain during the day. Go to sleep and wake up if I moved any part of my body it would start these terrible spasms. The only way they would stop would be to stand up. But it was very painful to get into a standing position.

My doctor gave me very strong muscle relaxants which really helped. I took them for a week. I would be afraid to go to bed, because I knew the pain was coming. But the pain never came back. At the end of the week of taking these muscle relaxants, one morning I felt the spasms coming on but mu muscle were so numb I didn't feel the pain but I felt the muscle pulling. It needed to pull and it did pulled it right out and away. Never to come back. I hope it stays that way. That was my experience with it.
melissa p

Toronto, Canada

#77 Jan 6, 2014
Jody wrote:
I am a 36 yr old female in very good shape. I exercise 5 days a week for more than an hour. For the past year I have had sever back spasms when I sleep and only then. Otherwise no pain at all. Although I do feel sore sometimes in my lower back in the morning.The pain sets in about 3-4 hours after I fall asleep and my muscles in my upper and lower back feel like they are locking up. I feel very stiff upon waking but as soon as I get moving it disappears.I've been to the chiropractor hundreds of times for adjustments, had massages and tried stretches daily. I'e tries muscles relaxers and pain pills help some. Nothing seems to help completely. I even purchased a new tempur pedic mattress and no change. I am so tired and frustrated! Any adivce?
Hi Jody, you describe what I have had for 10 years now. Did you ever resolve it? I've been to chiro, acupuncture, doctor, no help. I may have IBS. Just curious if you had any new news?
Thanks, Melissa
Laoise

Ireland

#78 Jan 27, 2014
I first got this at the age of about 9 which is very young but have never experienced any pain? It's as if someone is poking me and this usually results in nightmares. I am now 14 and this is happening more often than before... Am I experiencing something different since I don't find it painful? Please help!
karoina

UK

#79 Mar 3, 2014
Tony wrote:
i have back pain problem for past year now i can't sleep cuz the pain and numbness to my leg. My dr gave my medication norco for pain and Zanaflex for muscle relax this can help you go sleep.
Tony I've just read an article about back pain and numbness in legs, that these symptoms might suggest cancer. Please see a different doctor maybe, just to make sure x
Ang

Attard, Malta

#80 Apr 27, 2014
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
My symptoms were going on for a good 5 years, ever since I gave birth to my first child. The only person who has helped me FINALLY is my homeopath. I've been pain free for 4 months now, and I just wanted to spread the word because I know how much pain this causes. Turning over in bed = nightmare! I can't name the remedy since each remedy is specific to the individual as a whole and as we know, no 2 individuals are the same :) Also, I suggest drinking more water during the day and especially before going to bed.
Find an experienced homeopath, minimum 10 years experience. Good luck!
Nice

San Antonio, TX

#83 Jun 18, 2014
bryan wrote:
I have the same problem with my back and like u it only happenesn when i sleep i am 26 years old and i shouldnt be having these problems this early . Every time i move it feels like my whole back is going to rip in half i can't breath and every time i do i get a spasm down the middle and both sides of my back. It also feels like it is going down my spine to but the pain is everywhere. I have tried sleeping on the floor, on a firm mattress, as well on a firm futon and couch and nothing helps. Someone please help cause i really need some sleep.
I've had these same symptoms I can't sleep at all and as soon as I start to catch some sleep without the pain I immediately get a stab at my back like someone is poking me with their knucle I'm 18 and every night it keeps getting worse my back feels like I'm carrying something heavy at my shoulders I can't take this anymore it's been 4 days without sleep because of this...
Sharkbait

Birmingham, UK

#84 Aug 16, 2014
Angelharts wrote:
I have the very same problem. It had been going on for several years, but now it is at it's all time worst. I can't stand it anymore. I can't sleep over 4 hours. My back feels like it is going to break in half. Im sooo tired I can hardly take it anymore. I have been to the Dr. and they can't find anything. Just L4 L5 degenerative signs, but they said that is normal and should not cause the pain I have. I am at my witts end. I would try another mattress, but can't afford to buy one. Any suggestions.
I had/have exactly the same problem. I use progressive muscular relaxation before going to sleep. Doesn't cure it but I seem to get a few more hours. Enough to not be losing my mind over it until I could afford a new mattress.

Can download an app. Type Andrew Johnson in the search bar. It's hypnosis but he uses PMR to get you in the relaxed state. It's a lot cheaper than a new mattress and might tide you over until
You can get one.
ashley

Alexandria, UK

#86 Nov 29, 2014
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
I'm having the excate same as you and had it over a year and doctor not taking me on any advice would be great also. Thanks
mandonicles2

Teringie, Australia

#87 Nov 29, 2014
I've had back spasms for years and the only way it will subside, i found, is deep muscle massage for a long period. I have a massage for 2 hours per week and some massage clinics, if your a regular customer, will do u a good price if u ask. Now the lower back spasms, sometimes are caused from having a bit of a larger belly as having a larger belly pulls on your back...They call this "lumbago". Long walks will also help this subside but i cant do that as I also have spasms in the top of my back and also in my shoulders and neck. My shoulders drop as a result from heavy lifting, in a job I had, and I am awaiting an operation next year. I also have a building disk in my neck. If the shoulder open doesn't work I will have to look at spinal surgery. I want to go back to work but is hard at the moment while I have all this going on.
mandonicles2

Teringie, Australia

#88 Nov 29, 2014
Sorry about the predictive text...lol
raycla85

Galway, Ireland

#89 Jan 4, 2015
mandonicles2 wrote:
Sorry about the predictive text...lol
iv just been reading this as i'm suffering terribly with back pain for over 2 years, i'm a very active individual always kept myself in shape, but it began at night waking e up after around 4 hours, progressivey getting worse until it now radiates out through my chest from the point in upper back where pain is, it comes and goes in severity but is always present as a dull ache, very stiff in mornings and gets better with movement, got x rays but nothing obvious, d.r suspects ankloysing spondylitis hav to get a blood test for further evidence i find it amazing that nobody has mentioned this on here because one common theme is it can afflict seemingly healthy individuals usually male under the age of 45, characterised by severe nightime back pain with finds relief with movement, has nobody ever been suggested this, hit me like a ton of bricks when it was namedropped by my dr as id heard of it and its not a future id like to have im 30 btw pain started at 28 with no accident or obvious injury apologies for predictive text
moindubai

Beirut, Lebanon

#90 Jan 26, 2015
Hi Tracy,

I have the exact same symptoms and I discovered(after so many trials and of course doctor's advices) that solution came from 5 things:

1. exercising the lower back and the abdominal muscles daily for few minutes after coming back from work. there are lots of exercises sets posted on youtube. do the exercises because they work. don't stop doing them when you feel good again. keep doing them will prevent this from happening again.

2. A good mattress and pillow. these are extremely essentials. they are a very important investment that you have to do, now or later. do it now, you are still young and your body reacts quickly.

3. don't sit for long during the day. don't sit for more then 20 minutes at one go. stand and walk few steps around, stretch your arms and back 5-10 times during the day. this is a great advise from my doctor.

4. don't go to bed to sleep unless you are sleepy. don't pressurize yourself to sleep because this will stress you and eventually will stress your back too without noticing.

5. watch funny stuff before you sleep, while in bed (youtube, facebook,...etc.) on your phone or pad, for few minutes(dim the light and lower the volume of the device to the minimum because the important thing here is the mood set and not to watch attentively)this will help you move to sleep mode without focusing on your back muscles.

Sleep well and stay well.
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

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