• Russell Russell
    July 14, 2009
    Why does my lower back and my hips hurt every morning when I wake up?
    Russell Russell
    July 14, 2009

    Could it be my mattress that is making my lower back and my hips hurt so bad when I wake up every morning?


    When I wake up, every single morning, I can barely move. My lower back and the upper outside part of my hips hurt so bad, I can hardly stand it.


    After Ive been up for a couple of hours, the pain lessens, but never really goes away.


    My bed blows.  Its old, its not very firm, and sometimes the parts of my body that contact the bed, "fall asleep", and go numb.


    I dont do heavy lifting, I have no medical conditions, (that I know of), that would cause this anguish.


    I often read myself to sleep, with a couple of pillows propping my head, but I remove one, and lower my neck, before I go to sleepsville.


    Could something as simple as a new mattress help with this?


    Thanks for your help






  • Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    July 14, 2009
    Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    July 14, 2009



    Your bed certainly is one possible cause of your pain. That kind of pain isn't really in our realm here on the MyDepressionConnection. You might find more information on our sister site ChronicPainConnection.com.


    Good luck,


    • Russell
      July 20, 2009
      July 20, 2009

      Thank you Teri.


      Yes, I think I posted this in the wrong place.  I originated at the healthcentral pages, and somehow ended up being directed to the mydepressionconnection pages and posted there.

      ( i see that now, but i wasnt aware of it at the time)


      Thank you though for taking the time to reply





  • Aunty Chrissie February 29, 2012
    Aunty Chrissie
    February 29, 2012

    I too have that same pain most every morning. I learned a long time ago that your bladder shuts down at night but if your bladder fills up enough, it can cause pain in your kidneys, which in turn cause lower back pain, hip pain and the pain radiates around the mid section. It's not the normal sensation of needing to relieve your bladder so it's hard to make the connection. But if you get up and go to the bathroom, you might find that approx 10 mins after you relieve yourself, the pain diminishes. Ultimately, it's just kidney pains from needing to relieve yourself after hours of sleep. Again, it's not the typical sensation that you'd think of when you feel the urge to relieve yourself and is confusing. But do try going to the bathroom when you wake up with that pain and see if the pain diminishes shortly after. I hope this helps.

  • drydock September 07, 2015
    September 07, 2015
    I have a newer good mattress, but I have the same problem. This morning it was worse than ever, I can't hardly walk. I don't know what causes it, maybe the position I am sleeping in? I wish I knew so I could possibly fix the problem. READ MORE
  • matt00 July 08, 2012
    July 08, 2012

    i have the exact problem. it takes me at least 2 hrs just to get loosened every morning. im starting to think its arthretic. using the bathroom when i awake is the norm and does not give me any relief. my lower back bothers me thru the day and hips thru the night. im 38 so i know its not from being old. starting to lose faith in indiana.

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