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Mid back pain only in the morning

recently i notice that every time i wake up in the morning i have this severer mid back pain, but i don't understand because i'm only 19 and i've always been really healthy. when i get up i feel like an older person i can't even bend down comfortable to pick something up or anything. then throughout the day it's fine. But it limits the amount of time i can sleep. it actually wakes me up every morning. i try to sleep in all different positions with or without a pillow and nothing. It doesn't happen at night only in the morning it doesn't make any sense. Some people said stretching excersises work but i already do yoga shouldn't that be suffice?

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Sounds to me like it could potentially be a slightly bulged disc. As you sleep your discs naturally hydrate, filling with increased fluids. As the discs swell, a slight herniation or bulge may push out further, causing nerve irritation. The fact that this only occurs in the morning is just a symptom of the real issue. After an hour or so the excess fluid usually drains from your disc, and I would guess the pain probably recedes. Getting a proper mattress may help, which may require a firmer or softer mattress, depending on how your body responds to different mattresses you try. More importantly, however, I would recommend trying to prevent inflammation, which is increasing your nerve irritation. Icing your back before you go to bed, and also after any stretching, exercising, or yoga is important. Maybe even taking some otc anti-inflammatory medicine before bed, but do not do this for an extended period of time. Finding comfortable positions to sleep will help, I like to sleep on my side with a pillow between my knees for support. With any yoga and stretching you need to be careful of excessive twisting and putting weight on you back when it is is positions that do not provide support. Keeping your muscles loose and active is very important, but you have to be careful not to strain your back too much in the process. Discs bulge and herniate all the time and most people don't even notice because if it doesn't pressure a nerve you won't feel it. This will heal itself over the course of a few weeks upwards to a few months, if you take proper care not to strain it further. Doing decompressing treatments can help speed the recovery, along with a healthy diet high in vitamin D.

As always, your best option is to see a licenses medical professional, such as a chiropractor or orthopedic specialist. They have more diagnostic resources at their disposal and will be able to assist you more accurately.

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The mid back pain you are having could mean you are having a frequent muscle spasm from the Yoga. You may need to get a softer mattress or take it easy on the stretches. I would recommend you see a chiropractor though to relieve your concerns.

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This may be because you don't have a comfortable mattress and your back becomes increasingly uncomfortable the more time you spend on it. I would go to a doctor or a chiropractor to get you back checked out, it may be something small and an easy fix but go to the doctor just to be sure.

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I have had this mid to lower back problem when waking up, roughly in the kidney region, for several years, trying new mattresses etc. but to no avail. Recently, I went on holiday for 2 weeks in my caravan, I was using a tapered sleeping bag, and sleeping on a narrow bed which restricted leg movement, and found that the morning pain had disappeared. This then led me to examine my normal sleeping position, and to what the difference could be. It turns out that my normal sleeping position is sleeping on my left side, with my right knee pulled up towards the chest, like in the recovery position, but with the knee up as far as possible. Since returning home, I have avoided sleeping in the 'recovery position', and the morning pain has now completely gone, hopefully my experiences will help others with similar problems.

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