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Is Lower Back Pain Keeping You Awake at Night? Kennesaw, GA

Is Lower Back Pain Keeping You Awake at Night?

Doctor examining a woman with lower back pain.

Back pain is a common reason people have trouble sleeping. While the severity of chronic back pain can vary, it can keep a person up at night and have a disastrous effect on their energy level and general health.

Chronic Lower Back Pain Symptoms

Lower back pain symptoms are often categorized by how they started and how long they lasted. For example, subacute lower back pain can last between six weeks and three months, while acute back pain typically develops suddenly and resolves within one to six weeks.

In contrast, chronic back pain symptoms often appear gradually and last for more than three months. However, the exact cause of this type of pain must be identified through a comprehensive medical examination, as it usually does not go away or heal on its own without medical treatment.

Since chronic pain is severe and long-lasting, it frequently restricts one’s ability to engage in daily life activities – such as sleeping, working and exercising – which can ultimately worsen the pain. Depending on the root of the pain, symptoms may include:

  • Lower back pain that is dull or achy
  • A stinging, burning sensation in the lower back, thighs’ backs and occasionally into the lower legs or feet; it may also be accompanied by tingling or numbness (sciatica)
  • Muscle spasms and stiffness in the pelvis, hips and lower back
  • Pain that worsens after spending a lot of time sitting or standing
  • Difficulty walking, sitting down after standing up or standing up straight

Common Causes of Nighttime Back Pain

Many different spinal conditions can cause back pain at night. It is also possible that multiple problems are producing pain. For example, a disc issue, an irritated nerve root or a joint problem frequently causes chronic lower back discomfort. The lumbar spine experiences the most pressure due to the body’s weight and its lowered position.

Common causes of lower back pain include:

  • Poor sleep posture
  • Muscle spasms
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Facet joint dysfunction
  • Compression fractures or nerves
  • Spondylosis or osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica

Treatments for Chronic Lower Back Pain

If you are dealing with chronic lower back pain, our pain physicians at Medici Spine & Pain can help. We offer a range of non-invasive back pain treatments, including physical therapy, injection therapy, medication management and PENS. In addition, if the source of the pain can be repaired, we also perform minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery at our Marietta surgical center.

Contact us today to learn more about treatment options for long-term relief or to schedule a consultation.

Posted on behalf of Medici Spine & Pain

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To Dr. Sonny and all the staff at Marietta: What a wonderful appointment I had at Medici for epidural injections! I can't say enough about Jana and Sarah and the gentleman in the back and front office personnel also. They were so caring and friendly; it was quite entertaining while waiting for my turn! They have such a pleasant camaraderie together and engage the patients in conversation too. They bring a very comfortable atmosphere to all. It sure helped pass the time and alleviate any anxiety one might have. The best part is I walked out with NO PAIN. However, later I realized that was mostly due to the local anesthesia... Ha, ha on me! I know it is a temporary fix, but I will enjoy it as long as it is effective. I thank all who I've been in touch with during this journey. You're all awesome at all locations!! P.S. Jana and Sarah: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING ME ON AND OFF THOSE NARROW TORTUOUS BEDS!!!! It was my biggest fear!!! Blessings to all...."I'll be back!!"

Joy P.

Dr. Geiger is heaven sent. After one visit hearing my story of dealing with 13 years of awful pain from shingles, she changed my medications. That night I started the new medications and have remained pain free. I still use lidocaine patches but the new medications have made All the difference. She's deeply caring for her patients and thorough in her questions and examination. Too bad I didn't know of her earlier. She has changed my life and I thank God everyday she's in my life. I can't find enough words to praise her skills and thank her for being my caregiver. Apparently she has recently moved here from Florida and we are glad to have her here.

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Dr. Dosanjh is extremely knowledgeable in his specialty with remarkable knowledge of anatomy and the causes of pain. His ability to diagnose the cause of pain and then provide a complete set of progressive options for resolution is superb. His friendly demeanor enhances the doctor-patient relationship.

Madinah A.

This is MY GUY here I love sonny so much people dont even understand. Whe my primary didnt know what was wrong g with me Sonny did sent me for MRI and it was good from there. I been with sonny for 4 years and counting if I ever move Im coming to Sonny. Also every staff member he got is family to me. When I say this is a dam good doctor HE IS THE BEST.


Everyone in this office is TERRIFIC. Starting from the front office checking in, and going into the room for my visit with dr. Sonny Dosanjh. Dr. Sonny is EXCELLENT he really cares about his patients, he listens to what I have to say, does not interrupt me, he is very concerned about what is going on with me and my health concerns. He really cares. I would highly recommend this office to anyone! They really care and they are genuine. My PCP recommended Dr. Sonny and I'm ever so grateful for that

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Thoroughly appreciated the medical services provided by Dr. Dosanjh. Dr. Dosanjh is very confident in his patient care and concern. I would definitely refer others and have been telling others about my experience at Medici Spine & Pain both Kennesaw and Buckhead. I wish he took my insurance, as I have injuries not related to my work incident for which I was seeing Dr. Dosanjh. Thank you so very much, Dr. Dosanjh! The staff is warm, welcoming and cheerful and most helpful.


Dr. Dosanjh is a very smart, caring doctor who is highly skilled in his field. He spends whatever time is necessary to "hear" his patients and to explain the proper and best results course of action. I have a very complicated head and neck injury, so it was essential to me to have someone who truly listened with undivided attention, and thought outside the box when necessary. His staff is exemplary. They could not be more helpful and thoughtful. Lucy in particular is a gift of sunshine.

Jill C.

Dr. Sonny is the best! He has done more for me in 2 months than my previous doctor did in 14 years! If you truly want to get out of pain, then contact Dr. Sonny immediately! I just cannot reiterate how incredible a doctor he is! For that matter, his entire staff is warm and inviting! And to top it off, as a patient you get free use of their amazing gym. Highly, highly, highly recommend Dr. Sonny!

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