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What is the cause for extreme pain while sleeping and changing the sides?

I experience extreme pain at night while sleeping when I try to change positions. It hurt worse if I lay on my back. I don t have the pain any other time. I can exercise sit up and I even have to sleep on the couch some nights sitting up with my legs up. I don t feel any pain at this time. I only feel in the bed when I switch from side to side, lay on my stomach and on my back.
Wed, 11 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Your problems are basically due to spine diseases. If there's arthritis or inflammation in spine or any erosion in the spine then it will cause pain. Kindly get an MRI spine or X-ray spine done to rule out pathology. If it is simple muskuloskeletsl pains then it can be treated with Baclofen tablets. So kindly get back to us with reports.

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