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Old 01-16-2014, 08:51 AM
 
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I'm hoping some therapy and a massage will do the trick but I am going to see a doctor Monday to check it out. I've been sore before but never for this long and to the degree it is happening. It was getting better last week after two gym visits with walking on a flat surface. Then I got sedentary again and the pain came back. I'm using some icy/hot in the evening before I go to bed and it seems to be helping. Again went to the gym yesterday and it felt not so bad today.

It's really in my low low back like right where my butt meets and sometimes it can cause my mid back to be sore. I tried the side and back sleeping techniques but they do nothing to relieve the pain. I did notice that if I laid on my side and then slightly rolled towards my back it seemed to help a lot.

Just very odd since I cannot recall doing anything to injure my back and the mattress has never been an issue since we got it. I used to not want to leave the bed but now I'm getting up early in the morning to just get rid of the pain. Sitting, standing, walking, all do not hurt or cause strain. It's just when I am sleeping.
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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Try to find a gentle Yoga class that you might take once or twice a week. I had awful back pain and found that this took care of it after a few weeks. In addition the yoga taught me how to relax completely and is great for breathing. Most of us don't breathe completly most of the time. Be careful about taking too many Advil as these are not great for your liver. Experts now recommend we don't take it more than 3 or 4 times a week.
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Pearland
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Check the age of your mattress! That solved our back problems when we saw how old it was!
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:08 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Check the age of your mattress! That solved our back problems when we saw how old it was!
You must have missed the part where OP said the mattress is only a few months old!

OP that's your lower back. Try the stretches on this page The 5 Top Stretches to Minimize Back Pain | Athletico
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Old 01-17-2014, 03:16 PM
 
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All set! Doctor said nothing serious, nothing operable, no disc issues and what not. I just have it inflamed and need to do more to rest it to get better. He gave me an anti-inflammatory to take each night and it helped a lot yesterday. Still a little sore this morning but worlds better than it was. I've been standing more, stretching, walking, sitting properly and so far so good.

Thanks all for thoughts and suggestions, I'm glad I got it looked at though.
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Singapore
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It could be due to your posture when you sleep and lack of physical exercise.

When I was younger (about 18 years old), I also had this back ache and my back would start to hurt a lot after walking for about 10 minutes. At that time, I was preparing for my exams, and would sit for long hours everyday studying.
However, my back started to improve after I was drafted into the army after my exams.

To cut the story short, exercise will help to strengthen your back muscles and the pain will go ahead.
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