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Back Pain

Nightly back spasms (tightness) can't sleep!

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.  (Nov 7, 2012 | post #49)