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Best way to sleep with low back pain?

Best way to sleep with low back pain?

To lessen pain: Your body will typically tell you how to best sleep. Find position of comfort and try to rig a way to keep in position. A lot of people find laying on their side with pillow between knees and one behind back and in front of chest to prevent them from turning onto stomach or back. ...Read more

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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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What is the best way to sleep with a sore back and neck?

What is the best way to sleep with a sore back and neck?

Avoid stomach : Usually sleeping on one's stomach will aggravate neck and/or back pain. Lying on your side with a small pillow under your head and with your hips and knees drawn up into your body is the best position. Some people will use a pillow between their knees. If on your back, a pillow under your knees can also help. Also check the status of your mattress. ...Read more

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Hyper Lordosis how to alleviate pain and which position is bet when sleeping to minimize pain?

Hyper Lordosis how to alleviate pain and which position is bet when sleeping to minimize pain?

Fetal position: or side lying, get the posture better or it will get worse see a physical therapist to help you , if overweight lose it , never smoke, , take tyelnol and aleve por excedrin for pain or pother otc meds, ...Read more

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Is there any way to stop the pain in back and be able to sleep more comfortly at night with scoliosis?

Is there any way to stop the pain in back and be able to sleep more comfortly at night with scoliosis?

Back pain: I would recommend seeing a spine specialist and possible pain management doctor who could inject steroid to help with pain. ...Read more

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Please describe a good way to reduce tension in upper back and sholuders?

Please describe a good way to reduce tension in upper back and sholuders?

Tension is a result: Of poor posture and work habits. Treatment is stretch of spastic muscles such as pectoralis and relaxation of chronically stretches muscles such as trapezius. There are many relaxation exercises on the internet to reduce trapezius muscle tension. ...Read more

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What's the best way to deal with chronic nerve and back pain ?

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Nerve & back pain: There is no such thing as one best way for chronic pain management whether it's nerve pain or back pain as every individual is unique. In general, chronic pain has different pain pathway mechanisms and responds differently than acute pain. Antiseizure meds such as Neurontin or lyrica, (pregabalin) and antidepressant meds such as cymalta or Amitriptyline can be considered. Physical therapy can help. ...Read more

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How to sleep the best after work from 01:00 and best way to wake up?

How to sleep the best after work from 01:00 and best way to wake up?

Tough to answer: This is tough to answer because everyone is individualistic and often trial and error is the best indicator for what works best for each person. Sometimes a sound machine/alarm clock can help. You may want to consult your dr. ...Read more

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Are abdominal "crunch" exercises the best way to keep from having low back pain?

Are abdominal "crunch" exercises the best way to keep from having low back pain?

Not exactly: Core strengthening including gentle crunches can be helpful in preventing low back pain. However, these need to be performed correctly and should be combined with an entire regimen designed to strengthen the core musculature. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat lower back pain if you're a weightlifter?

Lifting injuries: Neck or back pain that starts with a lifting event usually suggests poor technique. Reaching away from the body, then bending/twisting while lifting is asking for problems. If pain is recent, in the midline, and getting better, then nothing to do. Rest, ice, otc pain meds, salonpas hot patches. Mckenzie pt if no better, but requires md prescription. ...Read more

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How and wat is the best and most pain free way too sleep with fractured ribs ?

How and wat is the best and most pain free way too sleep with fractured ribs ?

Time : Time and pain meds. Other than that, operative rib fixation will decrease the time, but at the expense if operative risk, which is low. The procedure however is not frequently done, and you may have a tough time finding anyone who does it. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What's the best way to relieve severe back pain that is related to scoliosis with over-the-counter medicine?

What's the best way to relieve severe back pain that is related to scoliosis with over-the-counter medicine?

NSAIDs : There aren't a lot of options over the counter, but NSAIDs such as Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) based products are the traditional non prescription medications used to treat back pain, moist heat can also help. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific cause to your pain. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to manage stress at work. Left today with a bad headache.

Whats the best way to manage stress at work. Left today with a bad headache.

You are smart: to want to get a handle on this. It sounds like you have already begun to identify what triggers stress--some conditions at work. Often simple things add: commuting, balancing home/work, etc. Focus on eliminating the triggers first. Then the lifestyle basics: healthy eating, exercise, sleep. From there I advise Mindfulness Meditation, deep breathing, Yoga, massage. Read up on these. Best wishes:) ...Read more

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What would be the best sleeping position for a teen with mild scoliosis starting to get pain in neck and back?

Neutral: Usually with the spine in a "neutral" position. One way to do this is to rest on the side with a pillow between the arms, another between the legs; with the knees and hips in a mildly flexed position. ...Read more

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What is the best way to improve your back mussle to gain bigger and straight and to avoid a scollosis?

What is the best way to improve your back mussle to gain bigger and straight and to avoid a scollosis?

Core: Core strengthening, flexibility, and scapular stabilization exercises can potentially help with posture and pain issues; although they have not been shown to treat or prevent structural scoliosis. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get help for chronic lower back pain?

What is the best way to get help for chronic lower back pain?

Osteopathic Doctor: If conventional examinations haven't found the cause or conventional treatments haven't relieved the pain, consider an evaluation by an osteopathic physician, especially one who specializes in hands-on diagnosis and osteopathic manipulation. They can often find the cause and/or treat it when others can't. ...Read more

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Best way to sleep with a neck and back pinched nerve, can't fall asleep.

Best way to sleep with a neck and back pinched nerve,  can't fall asleep.

Buckwheat pillow: can help. Like a bean bag chair it holds its shape better than a chiropractic pillow. Plus moisture cause the buckwheat to deform creating air channels. This keeps the pillow nice and cool. I used one when I hurt my neck playing volley ball. The downside is they are quite heavy. (you'll want to take it on the plane if you travel) I recommend getting a new mattress for the back (firm memory foam) ...Read more

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Whats the best way to help with back pain during pregnancy besides ice, heat, and massage. Im to the point i can barely sit or stand?

Whats the best way to help with back pain during pregnancy besides ice, heat, and massage. Im to the point i can barely sit or stand?

See your OB : Person! they would recommend proper follow up , possibly including orthopedic consult. " old adage-- drugs are harmful". ...Read more

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Best way to sleep with low back pain?

To lessen pain: Your body will typically tell you how to best sleep. Find position of comfort and try to rig a way to keep in position. A lot of people find laying on their side with pillow between knees and one behind back and in front of chest to prevent them from turning onto stomach or back. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low back pain? Is it take a long sleep can cause this problem?

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What are the causes of low back pain? Is it take a long sleep can cause this problem?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... A long sleep might not have any relation with your pain. If your pain persists, you should seek help from a doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing low back pain (right side only) only when i am sleeping for couple of hours... usually in early morning on lower right back side.

I am experiencing  low back pain (right side only) only when i am sleeping for couple of hours... usually in early morning on lower right back side.

Well many possibilit: Many causes are possible. You. Oils have just Kaye's wrong and pulled the back, perhaps an infection. And on and on. The best course of action is to see your doctor for exam ...Read more

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What is the best sleeping position if you have lower back pain?

What is the best sleeping position if  you have lower back pain?

Depends: It is individual. Only you can find the most comfortable position for you. ...Read more

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I am 24 years old and have had low back pain for almost 2.5 months now, now I am starting to feel pain in my hips and hurts to sleep on my sides.

I am 24 years old and have had low  back pain for almost 2.5 months now,  now I am starting to feel pain in my hips and hurts to sleep on my sides.

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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How can I relieve low back pain after sleeping on my stomach?

How can I relieve low back pain after sleeping on my stomach?

Different Position: There are certain lower back conditions that are aggravated by lying on your stomach. Altering your sleeping position, such as sleeping on one side with a pillow between your knees, would be recommended as a first step. Waking up with lower back pain may best be treated with some stretches in bed, heat treatment, or a warm shower. As with most conditions, prevention is more important. ...Read more

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What is the best position to sleep in? I have lower back pain and upper right back and neck pain ?

What is the best position to sleep in? I have lower back pain and upper right back and neck pain ?

Sleep: The simple answer is the position that produces least pain and discomfort. Ever person is different so I cannot tell what is good for you. One thing for certain make sure you have a comfortably bed and environment and adequate pillows and padding. ...Read more

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I've had low back pain, sciatica in 1 leg over 10 years. My doctors have ordered mri's, but there aren't disc herniations. I can't carry things. Can't sleep on my bad side. I've done pt. Any ideas?

Carefully Review MRI: You can have both back and leg pain from severe disc degeneration in the absence of a herniation. A good spine surgeon may be able to identify the pain generator. Sometimes a CT discogram can identify the injured disc. ...Read more

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Lower back pain for about 1month. Vitiligo, low egfr (48-62), fatigue(better with omega 3 6 9 and sleep) , infertility, do I have autoimmunity?Help please

Lower back pain for about 1month. Vitiligo, low egfr (48-62), fatigue(better with omega 3 6 9 and sleep) , infertility, do I have autoimmunity?Help please

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How can you sleep while experiencing lower back pain?

How can you sleep while experiencing lower back pain?

Back pain: Take an anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen before sleep. A heating pad is also very effective. Try a light massage of the area before lying down to sleep to loosen the muscles. Topical patches such as icyhot and creams such as bengay are also helpful. ...Read more

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Having lower back pain and can't sleep properly.. Could it be serious?

Yes and no: 70% of our population will develop low back pain at one point in their life. However if your pain is ongoing and unremitting and i would recommend seeing your orthopedic spinal specialist. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain some times Ican not sleep at night what can Ido?

I have lower back pain some times Ican not sleep at night what can Ido?

See a doctor : If pain has been going on for more than a few days and is interfering with sleep it is important to see a physician to determine the cause of the pain and to suggest treatment options. The key to treatment is making the right diagnosis. Most back pain is benign but night time pain is not normal and is a reason to see a physician. ...Read more

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I have been having lower back pain for 2 weeks now and it has gotten so bad i can't sleep. What can it be?

Back pain: Several possibilities exist, from muscle, bone, internal organs such as kidneys, to nerves. Need to have it looked at by your primary care doc. For evaluation & tx. ...Read more

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Is there any real benefit to having a mattress, like a sleep number bed, for people with severe lower back pain?

Is there any real benefit to having a mattress, like a sleep number bed, for people with severe lower back pain?

Go for comfort: With low back pain, it is all about what feels good to your back. Some people want soft, others want firm. Some want inner-springs, other want water beds. If the sleep number bed works for you and your back feels better sleeping on it, then go for it. ...Read more

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Hi can anyone tell me why i feel a lower back pain when i weakup from sleep or when i keep standing for long time?

This can be related : To some underlying degeneration of the spine which occurs in all with time that prolonged positioning can lead to some symptoms and with change of position or activity it will feel better or resolve. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and sleep for 12-15 or more hours per day. I'm 16 and female, this has gone on for several months, is this normal?

Not connected: I doubt that your lower back pain is connected to your sleeping...assuming you are not pregnant...no reason to be sleeping that long ....if you feel you must sleep that much, reasonable to see your physician ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more