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jennyjoycebrookes
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   Posted 1/10/2012 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
i keep waking up at night with a kinda cramp at the bottom of my back it wakes me up it hurts that much and i cant move i have to kinda roll around for it to ease???

Draka
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   Posted 1/10/2012 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the exact same thing... found out I had collapsed discs at L5-SI1... got two facet injections 5 days ago... woke up the next morning with NO lower back pain... I always had a gnawing pain ache all the time, especially after getting out of bed!

It's worth something to look into!

Good luck

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Jim1969
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   Posted 1/10/2012 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Could be a lot of things. It could be your mattress, it could be the position you are sleeping in, it could be due to some kind of medical issue, etc.

I usually have a lot of lower back pain at night. Sometimes it wakes me up, sometimes it waits until I wake up to make itself known.

My problem is 2 fold. One is a medical issue, having several spine issues, and the other is how I like to sleep. I am a back and side sleeper. When I am on my back it puts pressure on my low back from the mattress and when I am on my side I don't have any support for my back. What has helped me is to get 2 pillows. One is a rolled pillow that I will put under my knees when I am on my back and in between my knees when I am on my side. The other is a large body pillow that I kind of roll back into a bit when I am on my side to give me just a little bit of support.

It is rare for me to wake up with very little or no back pain but it is also rare for me to wake up with the intense pain too. It took some time to learn how to manage those pillows "in my sleep" but any more they are usually where they are suppose to be depending on which position I wake up in and I rarely have any memory of moving them during the night.

One other thing. When I go to bed I make sure the bottom sheet is tight and smooth on the bed. Even a small wrinkle in my sheet will up the pain levels.
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   Posted 1/10/2012 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
a dose of magnesium citrate or magnesium glycinate can help relax the muscle spasm if you do not have something to serious. herbs like sckullcap and valerian and catnip can relax the nervous system calming spasms. the amino acid GABA can help.
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