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Hi I'm 34 year old female that has been suffering with morning back pain for 8 years now. It started in my mid 20s in my lower back then the last 5 years or so it has been in the middle of my back behind my lungs/ bra strap area. I can't sleep for more than 5 hours without waking up from back pain no matter how tired I am. The only way to relieve it is to get up out of bed or roll my body into a ball facing down and hunching my back to stretch out my spine. I have a hard time breathing for the first minute or two after waking up because it feels like my spine is touching my lungs but as soon as I get up or roll into a ball I'm fine and my breathing is normal for the rest of the day. My back pain usually vanishes within an hour or so after waking up and I am pain free until the next morning. I've had an X-ray done when I was in my 20,s which showed mild scoliosis and another X-ray last year which showed the same thing mild scoliosis and a slight lack of curvature in my neck. Would an X-ray rule out AS, or is it possible that I might have it. I've tried numerous mattresses, I get my husband to push on my back in hopes it is muscle pain and not bone but I'm positive it is spine pain and not muscles. Not sure what else to do, im so tired during the days from lack of sleep over the years and want to have another baby before I'm too old, but can't imagine being pregnant with my morning back pain. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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