I have an autoimmune condition, that manifests itself as psoriasis and rheumatism. My back doesn't hurt anymore (it used to be so bad that I would wake up in the middle of the night in pain), but every once in a while I will still feel some pain when I wake up in the morning. Now, as then, it only happens after hours of laying horizontally, and the only "cure" is to get up and walk about; the pain disappears after a few minutes.
So, I'm not complaining, I would just like to understand why this happens and in this way. If the pain is a consequence of my rheumatism wouldn't my back be inflammed and hurting in any situation? Why only under these circumstances? What happens to your body when you stay horizontal that worsens the inflammation?
Thanks for any replies, as I've searched and researched on the internet and am stumped for answers.
asked byMariana123 (5)
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on September 22, 2013
at 01:38 AM
You would need to be more descriptive of the pain and source of it. I for example have a degenerative area of my lower disks. Lying flat used to cause me numbness and pain that made it a challenge every night to go to sleep. Fortunately I woke up one day and said enough of this crap and lost a bunch of weight combined with strength training exercises and weight lifting. Problem is 99% better with some rare twinges, etc.