I have had lower back pain for at least 5 years now. My problem is when I awaken from my sleep, I am lying on my back with a full bladder and tremendous lower back pain. Is the bladder pushing on my lower back? Sometimes I find it difficult to roll over to get out of bed because of the pain. Had a physical and everything checked out OK. Any suggestions?
Try empting your bladder more when you are about to get into bed and drink less for a few hours before bed time.
Everybodies are diff so, I really don't know what else to suggest unless it is also coupled with your mattress.
Yes, a tilted bladder, which is more common in women than in men, can press on the spine and cause problems.
It also can be that spine issues are pressing on the bladder and creating problems as well.
The fact that you have had low back pain for at least 5 years, before this started, says that you need to be evaluated by a spine surgeon to diagnose what is going on with your spine and causing your low back pain.
You may be advised to see a urologist as well, but I would start with the evaluation by a spine surgeon and go from there.
You primary doctor that gave you a physical, is not really qualified to diagnose a spine issue and just because you have nothing that "shows" with a physical, doesn't mean there isn't something wrong with your spine.
A spine surgeon is the qualified specialist to diagnose and treat spine issues.