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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. Gregory Moneta
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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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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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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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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 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 lower back pain on and off around my tail bone. Sometimes i can't sleep at night because of it. I am a dental assistant, should I be worried?

Occupational hazard: This is from personal experience. Since you are usually leaning over in only 1 direction all day, your low back muscles on one side of your back are usually tight than on the other side. What happens is your si joints on the low part of the back are uneven. You can have a physical or massage therapist versed in these types of issues help you. ...Read more

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I have lower Back pain which radiates to my sides. It's painful to sleep and stand from sitting. Bowel movements give short relieve. What could it be?

I have lower Back pain which radiates to my sides. It's painful to sleep and stand from sitting. Bowel movements give short relieve. What could it be?

Constipation can cau: back pain. If this is a problem 4 U, use diet high in fiber & fiber supplement, keep well hydrated, avoid laxatives. Diverticulitis can do the same. This requires a visit 2 Ur PCP 4 a start. ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain on my left side i can't sit up or sleep or walk without pain what should I do?

I have severe lower back pain on my left side i can't sit up or sleep or walk without pain what should I do?

Back pain: There are many reasons for back pain from strain, arthritis, kidney stones to herniated disk, see your physician for evaluation of your back pain. ...Read more

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Lower back pain for over 6 weeks. Seeked medical attention and still not resolved. I'm a completely health person and one day i woke up from a new bed with horrible backpains. I've done light stretching, resting, sleep on hard flat surfaces, someone even

Lower back pain for over 6 weeks. Seeked medical attention and still not resolved. I'm a completely health person and one day i woke up from a new bed with horrible backpains. I've done light stretching, resting, sleep on hard flat surfaces, someone even

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The back pains might improve with heat pads, exercise, massage. Since your pain is persistent, for over six weeks and you already seek medical attention, you should talk to your doctor for possible x-ray/mri tests or a referral for pain specialist. ...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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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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How to remove lower back pain, when you sleep?

How to remove lower back pain, when you sleep?

Need to see doctor: Night time back pain is a very common complaint and is often due to accumulated activity during the day, and also because during the day we are often focused on our activities but at night all we think about is our pain. However, night pain, especially if very severe and/or causing sleeplessness, can potentially indicate serious pathology - so I do recommend evaluation by a 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