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does sleeping face down or face up help with chronic back pain?

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Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 25 years experience
Neither & Depends: First it depends on what your back pain is being caused by. However, generally speaking sleeping on your side with your knees to your chest and pillow between your knees will help with many diseases/problems that cause low back pain.
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Varies: Best postions are curled on your side or onyour back with pillowc under knees avoid soft dished matress on stomach is not comfortable for most manyy patients with bad nacks like the floor on a mattwiyh kness bent.

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Last updated May 30, 2015

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