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Sudden sharp lower back and stomach pains at mid night, continues, difficulty in walking. What could the problem be?

Hi, I woke up in the middle of the night with sharp pain in my lower back and pain in my stomach . I stretched it a bit because I felt like it was probably a muscle strain from the way i slept. I slept on the other side of my back and when I woke up in the morning it continued and i was unable to walk properly. As the day went on my walking returned to normal but the pain is still consistent but a little dull. What do you think the problem is?
Asked On : Mon, 10 Sep 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Thanks for posting your querry.
After reading your symptoms, i feel that you have developed back muscle spasm. This can occur when the muscle gets stretched in a painful way due to faulty posture(in your case while sleeping).

Ideally you need to visit a physiotherapist for a couple of sessions and also take any good muscle relaxant drug along with application of topical local analgesic spray/ointment for relief. Even hot foamentation will help in reducing/eliminating the pain.

Hope you feel better soon.
Answered: Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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