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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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morning back pain - help?

So I know I may be better off googling (and I have) but I wanted to ask this community, as I'm guessing we all have somewhat-similar active lifestyles.

Every morning for the past couple of months I've been waking up with lower back pain. Its not crazy painful but it does wake me up (usually) an hour - two hours before my alarm goes off for work. This is annoying.

I've tried sleeping with a pillow between my legs, underneath my knees when I'm on my back and avoiding sleeping on my stomach (but I think I turn over onto my belly when I'm dead asleep and I don't realize it).

Anyways, have any of you had this problem? Or something similar? I'm tossed between seeing a massage therapist, chiropractor, or both. Any thoughts?

I'm 24 years old, male. I work at a desk for most of the day but I do exercise regularly (mostly running, basic calisthenics. I'm not much of a gym guy). I'm planning on starting yoga soon, which I did last year around this time in anticipation of the winter season.

Any help/advice would be awesome, thanks.
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i'm no doctor, but i'd say you need a new/better bed.
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If you have no previous back injuries, you do not experience back pain during the day and are not doing activities that cause back pain... get a new bed.
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Could be any number of things from shitty bed, sitting all day, lack of arch support, spinal compression, slipping disk, disk degeneration, hernia, rough anal sex, etc. etc.


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Any changes in body weight (i.e. are you getting fat?)? Cause I read that can cause back pain.

Otherwise try flipping your mattress. It probably won't do shit but it's free so it could be worth a try.
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Right on.

BEDS. Yeah, that's what I'm thinking too. My current bed/mattress is pushing 10 years now (I think).

Thanks.
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i'm no doctor, but i'd say you need a new/better bed.
this. also if your a tall person like i am. DONT forget to stretch out your back every morning and drink lots of vitamin C. Vitamin C will help reduce inflammation which causes joint pain and help clear your body of lactic acid. But honestly if your bed is old try some new sheets or even a new pillow to help even out your back.

Also if it really bothers you just smoke some trees
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There's only one other thing it could be, you got a fucking Leprechaun kicking you in the back while you sleep, fucker sneaks in and just drop kicks you.


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Go and get a remedial massage, if for no other reason than to learn exactly what muscles are the ones that give you trouble, you will know which ones cause you will hit the roof when they massage them.
Then its a matter of stretching to keep them from pulling tight and aching. Yoga will be awesome for that.
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