Stiff lower back in the morning grumpy as hell!

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  1. wilto

    wilto Member

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    I turn 50 next mth, walk, swim or cycle regularly to keep my weght in check Been for scans for my lower back and nothing shows, seen physios, doing stretches daily, tried anti inflams etc. also my neck and shoulders doing the same and my knees give me spike now and then as well. Getting up through the night several times to pee now too! There is just no of getting around this ageing thing. It's starting to have an impact on my moods, sometimes grumpy as hell, or so my wife says. I am not totally incapacitated so i don't want to sound like a winger, but i can feel the onset of the ageing process, not good as the mind is a powerful thing.
     
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    It is no coincidence that so many television commercials address back pain. Many of us have it to varying degrees.

    One thing that seems to help me although not completely is using an inversion table, i.e., something that essentially has you hang upside down for a period of time. You may want to try it.
     
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    What condition is your bed in?
     
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    See a Sports physio, I went thru most of that until I had a sports physio recommended to me. Something like an Aussie Rules football guy, he's probably seen every injury going. Many local teams have a clinic open day, worth a call at least.
     
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    I recommend................Orthotics.
     
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    Exercise, good mattress, good shoes and stretching. A lot of back pain comes from tight leg muscles. And believe it or else, if you're overweight, a narrow belt can put a lot of pressure on your lower back. Try a wider one.
     
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    Yoga has made a huge difference in my flexibility and stiffness.
     
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    Try to find a good chiropractor. My mom was going through the same thing as you in her mid 50s. Lots of back, hip, neck, and shoulder pain. Turned out that some key muscles around her hips and back had started to weaken, and her hip, back and shoulder alignment were really screwed up. Her chiro taught her how to measure her alignment and gave her exercises to help correct it. Once she got her alignment in check, the rest of the problems disappeared. As you get older, the stuff that used to work suddenly stops working, and you have to adjust to move forward.
     
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    I still have a stiff front every morning.
     
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    Full body deep tissue massage (it should hurt) and yoga
     
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    I lift and mountain bike pretty regularly. I get some hip and back pain during the night.

    I started stretching (for 5 minutes) before bed. I use one of those rollers to get my hip(IT band) and quads, and a inflatable ball for my back and obliques, which really stretches out my entire side. Helps.
     
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    I had the stiff lower back in the morning. Turned out to be a bad bed. $2k worth of mattress cured me. When I go on vacation, after about three days it comes back.

    Good shoes and a good bed are worth every penny and then some.
     
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    I am only turning 41. My chiropractor gives me piece of mind.
    Eating more salmon and other omega 3 rich foods could help, especially with mood.

    Hang In there. You are not old. But your body has some legit relicing.
     
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    Yep. Switching to memory foam got rid of all my back aches.
     

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