diseases spine

Why does the back hurt while lying down?

The possible causes of back pain in the supine position are described. Describes methods for diagnosing, treating and preventing spinal problems that can cause such pain..

What to do and how to be treated if there is such a problem? Usually, back pain indicates the development of diseases of the spine, less often about other problems, which will be described below. It will also talk about the causes of diseases, treatment methods and preventive measures to help avoid such problems..

The causes of pain can lie in the development of the following diseases:

- curvature of the spinal column;

- anokopchikovy pain syndrome;

- spondylolisthesis;

- pinched intervertebral nerves;

- osteochondrosis;

- infectious diseases of the spine;

- degenerative diseases of the vertebral discs;

- fracture of the pelvic bones;

- inflammation of the pancreas;

- nephrolithiasis;

- sprains and muscles;

- herpes zoster;

- arthrosis;

- stenosis, aneurysm, or aortic dissection.

Excessive physical exertion on the muscles and spine is also becoming a common cause of pain..

If the pain is concentrated in the chest or abdomen, and only gives back, you can suspect the development of cancer of the pancreas, heart, kidneys.

Late pregnancy causes lower back pain due to increased load on the spine and joints.

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Pain can be of various types and focus in different parts of the back. Symptoms can recognize some ailments.

Types of pain:

- Aching - probably muscle strain or the development of kidney disease.

- Piercing, when its hard to stand, rising from a lying position. Pinched nerve, as well as scoliosis or kyphosis.

- Clearly felt in a specific place - suspected arthrosis / arthritis.

- With a strong fever and general weakness - the development of cancerous tumors can be suspected.

- Cramping, localized in one place.

- Giving to the side with a long lying.

- Appearing after wearing heavy objects and intensifying during sleep.

- Giving to the buttocks and legs - may indicate pinching of the sciatic nerve.

Most often, back pain is chronic, because its appearance is not paid attention. Over time, discomfort may become dull, but the likelihood that the cause will go away by itself is very small..

Diagnostic measures

All diseases associated with the spine are treated by a vertebrologist. He examines the patient and prescribes mandatory diagnostic measures:

- X-ray of the spinal column to rule out fractures.

- Magnetic resonance imaging to assess the condition of muscles and blood vessels.

- Blood and urine tests (to understand the state of the body and exclude any inflammation at the moment).

- Neurologist examination

Consultation and examination with a proctologist, gynecologist, urologist and gastroenterologist, an ultrasound examination of the abdominal cavity and an electrocardiogram will help exclude the likelihood of oncology and pathological changes in internal organs.


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As a rule, a complex of therapeutic measures is prescribed, which necessarily includes medication and physiotherapy. An additional appointment may be massage, manual therapy, exercise therapy, acupuncture. The duration of the course is assigned strictly individually, taking into account all the features of the condition of each patient.

In order to alleviate back pain, it is recommended to stop any actions leading to a load on the spine, start wearing a corset or bandage, lie down less - moderate physical activity is useful, unless, of course, there is a fracture of the spine.

Drug treatment involves the use of NSAIDs in the form of tablets and local drugs (creams, ointments), painkillers and compresses based on novocaine. In the presence of muscle spasms, antispasmodics are used. Chondroprotectors help slow down the destruction of cartilage tissue. Multivitamins are often prescribed.

It is highly recommended not to engage in self-medication, as it worsens the condition much more often than it improves!

From physiotherapeutic procedures, magnetotherapy, massage, exercise therapy are used. Very useful swimming lessons, acupuncture. It reduces back pain and relaxes tense muscles..

Contraindication for the latter procedure is pregnancy, acute respiratory infections, poor blood coagulation, oncological and cardiovascular diseases, bleeding tendency.

Manual therapy has a good effect, but it is prescribed only after a thorough examination. Manual therapy also has its contraindications: post-infarction condition, osteoporosis, tuberculosis and severe infectious diseases, intervertebral hernia, poor blood coagulation, anemia, senile age, vascular diseases.


In order to reduce the likelihood of back diseases, the following is recommended:

- use a hard orthopedic mattress;

- remember posture;

- monitor weight and nutrition;

- use shoes with orthopedic heel height;

- unload the spine with the support during prolonged standing;

- Squat, and not bend over when lifting objects;

- Do not move or turn too sharply;

- strengthen the muscles of the body with the help of physical exercises, such as yoga, swimming, running;

- avoid overcooling;

- not to be in the drafts;

- periodically do warm-up with prolonged work in a sitting position;

- do not stay in the same position for more than an hour.