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What is the recommended sleeping position when you have lower back pain?

What is the recommended sleeping position when you have lower back pain?

Comfortable position: Choose a comfortable position and make sure you have a good mattress. There is no right or wrong way to sleep, some people sleep with a pillow between their legs or under them. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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 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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Which is the optimum sleeping position when you have lower back pain?

Which is the optimum sleeping position when you have lower back pain?

Generally, on your: Side in a fetal position with a pillow between your legs or on your back with or without a pillow under your knees. Avoid sleeping on your stomach. ...Read more

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Does the position i sleep in affect my back? I usually awaken with back discomfort? What position is best to prevent back aches?

Does the position i sleep in affect my back? I usually awaken with back discomfort? What position is best to prevent back aches?

It could: I think most folks do best sleeping on their side with a small pillow between the knees to maintain support. Make sure your mattress isn't older than 8-10 years. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my lower spine pain that just started? Use lumbar pillow when seated.

What could be the cause of my lower spine pain that just started? Use lumbar pillow when seated.

Spine Injury: 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. ...Read more

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Lower Back pain and lower abdominal discomfort. What is the cause? I need pillow bet knees when I sleep for back pain. Any good exercise?

Lower Back pain and lower abdominal discomfort. What is the cause? I need pillow bet knees when I sleep for back pain. Any good exercise?

Several thoughts: Low back pain is often due to a strain or sprain of muscles and ligaments in the back( as from lifting heavy item) or from a herniated or bulging disc pressing on nerves that leave the spine and travel to the legs. Occasionally pain may radiate to lower abdomen. For good patient information SEE: bit.ly/1v1juFX and bit.ly/1wCMDpb ...Read more

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When walking or certain bending positions i get a discomfort in right lower abdomen just in from the hip, what is this?

When walking or certain bending positions i get a discomfort in right lower abdomen just in from the hip, what is this?

Pain: There are many reasons for back pain: arthritis, strain, herniated disk, kidney infection or stone, sciatica among many others. Abdominal pain can be caused by hernia, obstruction, bowel inflammation, etc. See physician for evaluation. Your pain could be related or different, but you need to be seen by doctor. ...Read more

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What does a clenching pain in your lower back mean during pregnancy?

What does a clenching pain in your lower back mean during pregnancy?

Get checked: If you are having pain, you should get checked. One possibility for low back pain is a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pain in my buttocks;the pain worsens after I lie down to sleep?

What is the cause of pain in my buttocks;the pain worsens after I lie down to sleep?

Buttocks pain: It sounds mechanical. Buttocks pain usually starts in the lumbar spine when it is on both sides. Ask you doctor to check your back. ...Read more

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Is it ok to exercise when you have a shooting pain down the back of the leg?

Is it ok to exercise when you have a shooting pain down the back of the leg?

Leg Pain: Exercise may be the answer to stopping your leg pain depending of the cause. Unfortunately "shooting pain down the back of the leg" does not give the diagnosis just the area of pain. Hard to comment of exercise without knowing the cause. Did you have an injury (hamstring), is there tingling and numbness with weakness (nerve problem), is it a hip problems? ...Read more

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I have pain under my right ribs when i lean over for too long. The pain only occurs while in this position. What could be causing this?

Musculoskeletal: Rib cage pain may be related to trauma or sprain. Intercostal muscles and ligaments attached to ribs can be injured. Inflammation can occur at costochondral junctions near sternum. Ribs can be fractured. Gall bladder disease unlikely most of time not affected by positioning. If pain continues should consult physician, possible imaging etc. ...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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Is it normal to have back pain and pain in the lower left side while pregnancy?

Is it normal to have back pain and pain in the lower left side while pregnancy?

Depends: All depends on the associated symptoms. It will be better to adress this with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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What is the best sleeping and sitting position to prevent cervical pain (neck pain)?

On your back: The best position while sleeping to prevent neck pain would be on your back, with your neck supported by a pillow. You might try sleeping with a neck pillow. ...Read more

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What is pain in the lower abdomen while hungover mean?

Impossible to say: The most likely reason would be alcohol-induced gastritis, or inflammation of the stomach. While this usually produces upper abdominal pain, it can affect the lower abdomen. Pancreatitis is also possible, although this is usually also upper abdominal, back or shoulder pain. If this happens frequently, you are drinking too much and need to cut down or stop. Get help if you need it - talk to your md. ...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