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A 20-year-old female asked:

Could sleeping on my stomach cause lower back pain the next morning and day?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Yes: Lower back pain can be aroused by a sleeping position not mechanically aligned with a person's anatomy and/or idiosyncratic chronic injuries. The wisdom of the body helps people to determine their best sleeping postures, as do the structural definitions of the sleeping surface. For example, people with one sacroiliac joint injury prefer sleeping on the opposite side with a pillow between legs.
Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Could: Certainly could be an issue. Try sleepin on your back with pillow under knees or side with pillow between knees. Chiropractic may be useful to align the vertebra fro stomach sleeping.

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