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How should i sleep after discectomy?

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Dr. Greg Khounganian
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
However you like: There is no correct position to sleep in after a lumbar microdiscectomy. Whatever position is most comfortable to you. The more important aspect of sleep is how you get in and out of bed. Be sure not to strain or excessively twist your torso.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Hopefully well!: Just avoid sleeping on your stomach otherwise any way is ok that is comfortable.

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