I am 51 years old and wake up every morning with some level of lower back pain (1 - 3 on a 1 - 10 pain scale). It usually subsides as I start moving, take hot shower, and get on with my day.
I do not yet have a regular fitness routine but am working toward that. I love to walk and enjoy stretching. I have been through physical therapy three times for my lower back over the past 12 years. I currently take nothing for pain relief other than Advil if it lasts into mid day.
I've never injured my back; each occurrence I just woke up in severe pain where I couldn't even move in the bed without further excruciating pain. Have never been able to tie these occurrences to anything in particular. It has been very frustrating not to know the cause and effect which makes it difficult to eliminate the cause!
The last time the pain was more advanced from just lower back into sciatica going down right leg almost to knee, but responded within 4 weeks of PT.
I've most recently had PT for plantar fasciitis (1 1/2 years ago) as a result of a 5k walk I did for charity without any type of pre-walk training Get that? I learned an expensive but valuable lesson there! It took almost a year to become pain free.
I have the list of exercises recommended from PT for my back and foot which I do sporadically,and usually when I feel some nagging pain nipping at my back or foot.
Any advise or suggestions on this morning pain or in general?
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