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I found that sleeping on the side rather on my back eliminated the pain.
I didn't know that that sleeping on the back caused the problem, and didn't feel specially bad in the morning. But when I tried to sleep only on my side the pain disappeared after few days. Worth trying even if you don't feel that sleeping cause. If doesn't work, try sleeping only on your back rather than side.

Avoid back surgery if at all possibe. The post op scarring and inflammation can make your back pain worse and give you more severe problems than i could have ever imagined. Read about adhesive arachnoiditis. No cure, not rare.

IT will always be there.

A form of treatment would be self hypnosis to try and block the pain and coming to terms that no matter how painful it may be life goes on and try to focus on some other things in life.

casestudy
Lower back pain and neck/should spasm on the left side

Did you have a discogram? They can show a tear in the disc that can leak fluid into the spinal canal that can irritate the lower back nerves that produce lower back and/or leg pain. MRIs do not always show tears, a 3D MRI would maybe show a tear. Sometimes, the disc will need surgery to provide relief even if there is no nerve compression. The fluid alone can irritate the nerves.

Doctors cannot figure out cause of burning sensation on backs of thighs/ lower back while sitting. Had 3 MRI's, 2 spinal cortisone shots, physical therapy, chiro work, yoga, workout almost daily, eat well & take lots of Percocet. Percocet makes sitting bearable but doesn't work for long (need 3 at a time to feel it!). Cannot find anyone out there with similar issue!

Doctors cannot figure out cause of burning sensation on backs of thighs/ lower back while sitting. Had 3 MRI's, 2 spinal cortisone shots, physical therapy, chiro work, yoga, workout almost daily, eat well & take lots of Percocet. Percocet makes sitting bearable but doesn't work for long (need 3 at a time to feel it!). Cannot find anyone out there with similar issue!

specific controlled movement working to strengthen the weaker muscles. Pilates with good supervision, PT with balance between strengthening and loosening. Check the FOUNDATION exercise program to strengthen the posterior muscles of the body that are so weakened by sitting.

Icing lower back reduces inflamation

susan
Be persistent and explore non-invasive measures to help yourself.

Swim on your back everyday to recreate back muscles.

Re: Unable to stand for long periods — Unable to stand or walk for long periods because nerve pain started in right knee and top of right thigh! Dr thought it was from my back.

Re: Pain radiating down leg — Every morning when awakening, I have to move around for at least 15 minutes before the pain down the back of my legs go away. It feels like a case of Sciatic going down the back of my legs.

Re: Unable to stand for long periods — Lower back pain on the left side.

Re: Muscle spasms — I had them on the neck

Re: Unable to stand for long periods — I went from being able to stand for 5 - 10 minutes to 30sec. - 1 minute in half a year.