I have low back pain for 3 years

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I have back pain for the third year now. I believe this has something to do with my sleeping because it is always worse in the morning , and get better throughout the day. I tried side ways sleeping and sleeping on my back, doesnt make a difference.

The pain is not a sharp pain, but rather feels more like muscle tightness, strain and spasm. I went to a physiotherapist for sport massage and he was surprised by how unusuallly tight my muscles are. The affected area can be anywhere from upper butt to lower back muscles close to the spine.

I actually visited an ortho specialist before, he did an MRI and x ray for me and saw nothing unusual other than a mild scoliosis, which according to him is not the source of the pain. So he just concludes that my muscles are aching due to mental stress. But i highly doubt so because i quit my job and got another one with less punishing hours and the pain didnt go away.

Should i just settle with painkillers or go and visit another orthopaedic?
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I have back pain for the third year now. I believe this has something to do with my sleeping because it is always worse in the morning , and get better throughout the day. I tried side ways sleeping and sleeping on my back, doesnt make a difference.

The pain is not a sharp pain, but rather feels more like muscle tightness, strain and spasm. I went to a physiotherapist for sport massage and he was surprised by how unusuallly tight my muscles are. The affected area can be anywhere from upper butt to lower back muscles close to the spine.

I actually visited an ortho specialist before, he did an MRI and x ray for me and saw nothing unusual other than a mild scoliosis, which according to him is not the source of the pain. So he just concludes that my muscles are aching due to mental stress. But i highly doubt so because i quit my job and got another one with less punishing hours and the pain didnt go away.

Should i just settle with painkillers or go and visit another orthopaedic?
Back pain can be difficult to pinpoint what causing it as you had MRI & Xrays which came back clear.
You can try painkillers and something like ibuprofen to help things and if still no improvements then see your GP yet again to refer you to perhaps orthapeadic or even pyshiotherpy to see if they can help you.
If you sitting in same position to long as well don't help it.
With back pain you should try to move as much as possible but if it's to bad then obviously you can't.

You probably already know what I wrote below as a registered nurse this is what I know of things ok,

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Typically, pain originating in your spine will look a little different than pain from a muscle. You may have a more burning or electric type pain, or your pain may be constant. With spinal-issue pain, you may also have pain that “shoots” down your leg or into your glutes


For some people, sleeping on their back may be the best position to relieve back pain:
Lay flat on your back.
Place a pillow underneath your knees and keep your spine neutral. ...
You may also place a small, rolled up towel under the small of your back for added support.


Symptoms of scoliosis
a visibly curved spine.
leaning to 1 side.
uneven shoulders.
1 shoulder or hip sticking out.
the ribs sticking out on 1 side.
clothes not fitting well.
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Since when does 'stress' cause back ache of all things?
Probably better to get a second opinion rather than painkillers, the non-=prescription ones being poisonous to use all the time and the prescription ones having their own problems
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