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When I go to sleep a night everything is fine, then come 5hours into my sleep my middle back start to hurt, and I lose sleep or I take an advil. When I get up everything is fine. It does not bother me during the day, only when I sleep. Any ideas as to what this may be? Please let me know. Or any ideas to fix it? I prefer not to have to take advil, or anything.
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replied April 15th, 2007
I came on here with the exact same pain, I go to bed at 10 and then by 3 i have to get up and take two advil or i cant get back to sleep. It hurts right in the center to lower part of my back and always the right side? When i get up it is fine and i don't feel it all day until the night and five hours sleep.? I was hoping that mabye someone knows why this happens and what i can do to stop it....streching....chiropractor?
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replied May 1st, 2007
Re: Middle Right Back Pain While Sleeping
jbobbe wrote:
When I go to sleep a night everything is fine, then come 5hours into my sleep my middle back start to hurt, and I lose sleep or I take an advil. When I get up everything is fine. It does not bother me during the day, only when I sleep. Any ideas as to what this may be? Please let me know. Or any ideas to fix it? I prefer not to have to take advil, or anything.


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replied May 8th, 2013
Hello,

How are you doing? It has been some years now since you posted this articule about your back pain. I have the same problem the last week and the pain is not good. Did you find an anwser and I hope you still do not have this problem?
if for some reason you do find my message.... could you please shoot me a text message and I will phone you back.
Kind Regards Tony from the Gold Coast.
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replied July 28th, 2008
middle back pain while sleeping
I have the same symptoms. Dr is unsure have you got any results yet? Please respong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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replied September 15th, 2008
same pain
I have the same pain, it seems that after sleeping on my right side the pain starts just above my right hip. After that, any position is uncomfortable, and the pain seems to be in my back and then comes the left side just above the hip. So, i'm starting with the easiest solution, i'm going to sleep with a pillow between my knees when I sleep on my side.....
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replied September 15th, 2008
Hello all

This is my first post here. I'm from Portugal so please do forgive my english.

I've been a Shiatsu practitioner for the past 10 years now. And let me tell you that back pain is what I see most.

Usually the problems are in one of two conditions. Too much weight or a mattress not suitable for you. The second is easier to solve. Change your mattress.

The second is more complicated. We're talking about weight loss which is not only hard but require a mindset which is not that much compatible with the life we have to take.

If the problem does not reside on none of the above you need to look into it. Could be a kidney problem. When you get up in the middle of the night do you feel the urge to urinate? Can be a posture problem. Do you have a job that you need to be on the same position a lot of time? Can you describe a little more the pain? Is it acute only in one place? Does it spread across the lower back? Does it affect your arm? Does it feels more on one side? which side?

Smile I'll try to help, send me more information.

//Zen
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replied January 22nd, 2013
only the righside ,some times spreads two left side if i insist to sleep more hours doesn't effect the arm, i made a sonar, x-ray , ultraviolet and infrared and nothing been founded, i went to abdomen doctor and kidney doctor and they said i'm ok , i'm not to over weight, i'm only 88 KG with 180 tall and 27 years old, it's been 7 months when that pain started
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replied May 8th, 2013
Hi Veron...
I just found this articule on this side and thought it might be helpful read. I hope you are feeling better now. Cheers Tony

Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out. The kind of pain which you have described occurs commonly in ureteric/renal colic. Renal / ureteric colic occurs due to a stone in the kidneys or ureters. I’ll suggest doing an ultrasound of the abdomen and in case that is normal, then possibly a CT scan of the abdomen should be done. A routine urine analysis should also help as a person suffering from stones in the kidneys or ureters tends to pass calcium crystals in urine. These tests are necessary for the confirmation of diagnosis. I’ll suggest consulting a general surgeon for the same. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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replied August 1st, 2009
backpain after 5 hours sleep
hello jbobbe & pedrosran

i have exactly the same problem.have you diagnised anything?
please write me.
please please.
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replied September 19th, 2009
Are any of you that are having the back pain female? If so, do you have an IUD?? I have been experiencing the same symptoms after my IUD was put in...
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replied October 5th, 2009
intensely sharp mid right back pains lasting about 2-3 minutes.
Hey,
I'm pregnant and last night(for the fist time) i got up about 3-4am with a sharp pain in my mid right back,,im afraid its my kidneys,but not sure and i have to wait till tomorrow to see my doctor!
The pain lasted about two to three minutes then went away. Then about ten thity this moring it came back same pain lasted about the same amount of time.
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replied October 6th, 2009
It could be the way you're sleeping, your bed or something else is causing or contributing to this problem. If you're still having problems then you should visit your doctor or someone like a chiropractor who should be able to establish the root of the problem and suggest a course of action.
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replied January 2nd, 2010
I am having the same problem as many of you, I go to sleep, I am fine and about 5 hours into my sleep I wake up with really bad back pain, mid back and can be either side. I've been living with it for a year and cant take it anymore!!! During the day I am fine. I am 45, healthy and active, I go to the gym and exercise but have stopped thinking it was related but after 1 month there has been no change. If anyone has any suggestions please, please let me know!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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replied December 28th, 2012
Nighttime Back pain suffers: Since we are all trying to seek help for our condition, I thought I would compile a list of questions that may help all of us figure out if we have anything else in common besides the back pain. With this list perhaps a physician can look at the responses and help us figure out what may be causing our unexplained nighttime mid back pain that radiates around to the front of the sternum/ribs after ~ 5hrs of sleep. I will compile the responses and see if there are any patterns. I will also take the results to a Neuro surgeon, an internal medicine physician, and an orthopedic surgeon and have them look at my findings. I will up date everyone with the results. If you have any other comments that you would like to add, please feel free to do so. I really want to find a reason for the pain and a solution to get rid of it for all of us!
Please be as anonymous as you would like.
1) What time does the pain wake you up at night?
2) What time do you usually go to bed?
3) How would you describe the pain? Burning, cramping, spasm etc.
4) Does the back pain subside shortly after you wake up and start moving?
5) Does it feel musculoskeletal?
6) Have you ever had a chest x-ray? Results?
7) Have you had an MRI or CT of the Chest and abdomen?
Cool Are you over weight?
9) Do you exercise regularly?
10) Are you burpy in the morning?
11) Do you have any bulging disc’s in the T-spine
12) Blood work normal? Recent?
13) White Blood cell count? Vitamin D Level? Vitamin B level?
14) Are you male or female?
15) Are you on any prescription meds?
16) Do you eat sweets?
17) How long has this been happening for you?
1Cool Does it ever go away or has it been constant?
19) Do you have ringing in your ears?
20) Any other significant pain?
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replied January 22nd, 2013
did you find a solution for your back pain ?
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replied January 2nd, 2010
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hi zozo.
the joints in the spine that do the most to control movement are the facet joints. during the day while youre moving they get lubricated by special fluid. if you are starting to get a little arthritis in those joints then you may have night back pain. do you feel pain in the morning before you loosen up.
the best thing for this condition is movement.
i recommend you see a spine specialist so you can get a good diagnosis. you could see either a neurosurgeon or a ortho surgeon who specializes on the spine. he/she will put you through tests to determine the cause of your pain. there are several treatments for facet problems. let us know how you do....pete
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replied January 3rd, 2010
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The low energy point for your lungs is between 3:00 and 5:00 AM. If your lungs are not working correctly you may wake up between those hours.

Your diaphragm and solar plexus are located in the middle of your back so if they are not working correctly, you may get pain in the mid-back. Many people are not able to take a full breath as their rib cage is so tight the muscles do not allow the chest to expand. When you breath correctly you actually stretch and decompress the mid-back area.
When you breath the chest should expand in all four directions: front, back and to both sides. A tight psoas muscle will pull the chest down and forward so the chest cannot expand to the back. You can put your hands on each side of your rib cage and feel your ribs expand to each side as you inhale as well.

It is also important to keep the spine in a straight line when you sleep. It should not be twisted or bent. That's why some people use a pillow between their knees or get a foam mattress mad to allow the mattress to conform to your contours.

If you are interested in learning more, I would suggest reading "Eight Steps to a Pain Free back" by Esther Gokhale and "Touch of Life" by Robert Fulford D.O.
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replied January 3rd, 2010
thank you pete and awaq for your responses. Pete, I was thinking about going to see a spine specialist, I just thought it was muscular and not spine related but I think you are right and I am going to make an appointment tomorrow. My back does hurt, maybe even feels a little stiff, in the morning before I get moving for the day. I will also start sleeping with a pillow as awaq suggested, it is worse when I sleep on my side in fetal position but no matter how hard I try not to sleep that way at some point I wind up that way!!!
Will keep you posted!!
thanks again!!
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replied January 15th, 2010
back pain at night
I had sharp pain in my back that started around 3 a.m. and I couldn't get back to sleep after that. Painkillers didn't touch it. Then about 3 days later I got hives that looked like spider bites on my buttocks. Turned out to be shingles.
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replied March 22nd, 2010
Chronic back pain = Pinched nerves
Look you all have pinched nerves in your neck.

shrug I have been dealing with this for 5 years now I am 26. You have a Pinched nerve in your NECK or a pinched nerve in general(most likely the neck) that is affecting your upper, middle, various parts of your back and disrupting your sleep. This will also affect your breathing (Would wake up like I was drowning) Nerves are a very sensitive, complicated & dangerous thing for doctors to mess with.. they can cause tremendous more pain(SEARING BURNING pain) if not properly dealt with. Surgery is highly not recommended(personal opinion). You'll most likely get some inflammation pills to reduce the pinched part of the nerve, don't overdo Medication (600 - 1200mg maximum for me).

Rehabilitation is key In my honest opinion. So when i started my new job.. a few months in ah dealt with pain between the shoulder blades. Could no longer sleep without waking up in pain. Occasionally its even on the RIGHT side of my body but not nearly as badly as the left... directly behind my heart (panic mode).

stretcher I have not been able to sleep on my left side for nearly 5 years now. I sleep ON MY BACK.. propping a pillow up underneath a side of my body. Occasionally even this hurts to lie on. Its not good to sleep on your left side anyways. I considered a hurt shoulder.. this is not the case for my Chronic back pain it is nerve pain.


For years I did a lot of overhead heavy work. It was a terrible stabbing pain .. It affected the way i stand, sleep, eat, walk, think,.. Ive experienced weakness in various parts of my body throughout the years.I have a CHRONIC weakness of lifting anything or pushing anything with my left arm. I also suffered from a skull fracture from 2005,(maybe it will heal) and suffered greatly form the vibrating equipment i worked with. 12+ hours sleep only to wake up in unbelievable pain.

I managed to reach around to the base of my neck (pointy bone between my shoulder blades at the top of my neck) and started wiggling and manipulating it around (weird huh?). After massaging for 20 minutes finger by finger I felt a major release of pressure work down my back left side all the way down to my toe (so this is the location of my pinch). It caused a hard knot between my Scapula and spine to somewhat stop aching for a limited time. The pain comes back.. i know it comes from sitting in office chairs for years as well as well as all that tv watching.. the job was the tipping point.

lift Only advice to give is take preventative measures - build your muscles up to reduce the bone pressure on the nerve. Do light(5 <-- 15lbs)dumbbells lifting left right,in-front and overhead... do stretches everyday.. sit properly in chairs posture is everything or don't sit so much. Abdominal muscles(Leg Lift's, Bicycle Crunches) have A LOT to do with pain in neck/back and preventing it, don't neglect you're back (ROWS, pull-downs, pull-ups)

Good luck everyone hope this helps
Justin C Andrews
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replied May 21st, 2010
middle right back pain relief
Eureka, I found it! I stumbled upon this board as I was hopelessly looking for reasons as to why I would wake up around 3 am with middle right back pain. During the day, no back pain. I had this recurring problem for about one week, then decided I was tired of waking up before everyone else. So, I sought help on the internet. Pretty weird to see all the questions and answers. It was Armageddon. You guys scared the bejesus out of me. I read that I might have a tumor, kidney problems, etc. I started looking at my 3 boys strangely and asked myself if I'd ever see them make their World Cup Soccer debut. Enough of that "woe is me" attitude, I'm going to see a doctor! So, I contacted a chiropractor, Jerry Johnson (972) 466-2273 and made an appt. He showed me an x-ray of my spine, and sure enough, the spine was starting to tilt right, and the area that I hurt every 3 am had a nerve that was being pinched by another bone rubbing on it. After only two days of adjustments, I no longer woke up at 3 am from this weird pain! I was finally able to catch up on my Zs! Hope this helps!
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replied December 26th, 2013
I woke up with a dull ache in the general area of my lower/below right shoulder blade a couple of mornings ago which has been making it difficult to sleep. The pain is faint during the day but it feels quite "deep" - I can't really locate a specific muscle that hurts. Usually after a few hours of sleep it flares up and keeps me awake for the early hours.
So after googling these symptoms with my hopochandriac brain I was bombarded with results pointing at liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, gall bladder disease and other organ malaises which put me into absolute panic mode: Chest CT scan, Abdominal X-ray, Ultrasound of the Gall bladder, Liver and Pancreas, blood tests etc all came back with nothing. Much like the contents of my wallet after convincing myself I was on deaths door and paying for all these tests.
Anyways, after reading your post I'm going to look for a chiropractor/ physiotherapist and I will report back on this board in the next few days.
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replied December 20th, 2010
Haunted Bed
I had back pain and hip pain on both sides when I slept on my old bed. When my gf moved in, we switched to her bed which she loved because of how soft and comfy it was. My back is the same, and now hers is doing the same thing. Is my house haunted with a ghost that doesn't want us to sleep well? What could it be? Its so bad that I sleep in my recliner most nights now.
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replied August 29th, 2011
Back/pelvic pain
1I have the same pain. Only concern is that by morning it has moved into pelvic area. it has been going on for one year and we have thrown out an expensive mattress to replace with a firmer one. No relief! I am 40 and in good shape. No pain while working out. 5'8" and 135
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replied November 5th, 2011
back right side pain
I'm havin this throbbing sharp pain since yesterday night before bed.. its an all day throbbing. When i push or lay on my right side it hurts!? It's on the right back side of my back. About 8-10 inches below my shoulder blade. towards the right center side of my back... at this point I don't know to make sense. If i can give me some info of this pain that won't let me sleep at all.. Thank you, Alex
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