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How to most easily adjust to sleeping on your back or side?

How to most easily adjust to sleeping on your back or side?

Sleep : Extra pillow under lower back while laying on your back, and as bonus, maybe pleasant theme on ceiling above your head. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How to adjust to sleeping on your back or side if 33wks?

How to adjust to sleeping on your back or side if 33wks?

Not easy: It sounds like you have just six or seven weeks to go. You know, if you're pregant, you should sleep on your left side, not your right? I am sure being pregnant is very uncomfortable. I have seen these body pillows, maybe that would help. What does your ob/gyn say? Good luck. ...Read more

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When I lay down I have to do so very slowly so my back can adjust. I sleep on my side. When I wake up I have to stretch because it feels like the middle of my chest has folding inside each other. Do I need to see a chiropractor?

When I lay down I have to do so very slowly so my back can adjust. I sleep on my side. When I wake up I have to stretch because it feels like the middle of my chest has folding inside each other. Do I need to see a chiropractor?

Better Choice?: Chiropractors generally work on the spine and some are excellent. However, an osteopathic physician (do) is not only a full-fledged doctor, like an md, but is also trained to treat musculoskeletal problems with his hands, like chiropractors. Do's, though, work on the whole body, not just the spine. Many problems don't arise in the spine so a do may be better equipped to find and fix it. ...Read more

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I have to lay down slowly so that my back can adjust. I will have a lower back pain for a few minutes after I finally lay down. My chest feels like it is caving in when I awake in the morning. I try to alternate which side I sleep on. I always have should

I have to lay down slowly so that my back can adjust. I will have a lower back pain for a few minutes after I finally lay down. My chest feels like it is caving in when I awake in the morning. I try to alternate which side I sleep on. I always have should

Many problems: You describe many symptoms here. You should see your family md for a workup and rule out any problems such as a connective tissue disease. Also, due to this many symptoms at a young age, it makes me want you to be evaluated for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it safer for a baby to sleep on its back or on its front or on its side?

Is it safer for a baby to sleep on its back or on its front or on its side?

BACK: Always put babies to sleep o their back. Never on side or stomach. The back to sleep campaign has saved more lives by reducing the rate of sids than any other public health campaign in history. Do we need any more proof that back sleeping is best ? ...Read more

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I have pain on right side of middle of back, is this from sleeping incorrect or could it be something else?

I have pain on right side of middle of back, is this from sleeping incorrect or could it be something else?

LBP: 80% of population has back pain at some time. Causes include vascular, infectious, trauma, metabolic, inflammatory, idiopathic, congenital, developmental, endocrine, nerve, unknown, etc. ...Read more