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Back pain after lying down

Patient: I am 73 years old and am having pain in my back towards the right side which presents itself after I get up from sleep or lying down for a long time. This has been happening for the past week or so.

 

 

Symptoms: The pain seems to be in the rib bones but improves substantially after I wake up and move around for about a half hour. I sleep straight on my back. I have been sleeping on a foam mattress all this while but since this has occurred, have changed to a different mattress with not much change. The pain is only at the moment when I get up and persisting for upto a half hour thereafter with diminishing intensity.

 

 

Doctor:

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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