Lower back is also known as lumbar spine. It consists of five vertebrae (L1-L5). There can be various reasons behind lower back pain or aches while lying down. This pain can be caused due to your sleeping positions or the kind of mattress. This kind of pain is also known as nocturnal back pain. Lower back pain during night affects your sleep patterns. Researches show that sleep deprivation can worsen the back pain as it shuts down the growth hormone.
Lower back pain when lying down: Causes
If the nighttime back pain is continuous and worsens with time. There are various causes behind lower back pain at night. These causes include:
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Disc Degeneration Disease
This pain caused due to the pressure or irritation to the sciatic nerve. Sciatica pain radiates from lower back and buttock down to the legs. It is a relatively common form of lower back and leg pain. Various other conditions like herniated disc or slipped disc, bone spurs and spinal stenosis often result in sciatica. Sciatic nerve can also be irritated due to various sleeping positions. Symptoms usually include, lower back pain and pain that radiates down the leg. Usually only one is affected by sciatica.
Herniated disc or spinal stenosis is the main cause of sciatica in 90% of people.
This is type of arthritis causing pain and stiffness in the spine. Ankylosing spondylitis can cause serious inflammation in your spine as well as sacroiliac (SI) joints. It can also affect various other joints (knee joint, hip joint or shoulder blades). Common symptoms include:
- Stiffness and pain in the back
- Inflammation in the joints
- Fatigue, pain and swelling in various different parts of the body.
On an advance stage of this condition, normal movement of your spine or joints become difficult. Ankylosing Spondylitis is more common among men as compared to women. Pain gets worse after sitting for a longer time period.
Disc Degenerative Disease:
Another common type of musculoskeletal disorders is Degenerative Disc Disease. The intervertebral discs are the shock bearers/absorbers. This condition involves breaking down of the discs with time. Disc degeneration is an age-related wear and tear of the discs of one or more vertebrae. This can lead to severe pain. Even though the name says “disease”, degenerative disc is a condition that happens due to aging. Non-surgical treatments can also help manage Degenerative disc (in most cases).
Degenerative disc doesn’t usually have any symptoms. Early symptoms include:
- Pain in thighs and lower back.
- Pain gets worse on sitting and walking
- Numbness and weakness in back and legs
- In some cases, numbness and tingling in arms.
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