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A 46-year-old member asked:

Does sleeping in a bad position cause sciatica?

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Dr. Derron Wilson
Pain Management 25 years experience
Unlikely: I guess it would depend on what "bad position" you are trying to describe. In general, sciatica is caused by compression of a nerve in the lumbar spine from either a disc herniation or spondylosis and neither would typically be affected by how you sleep.

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