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For sciatica, do you have tips for sleeping positions?

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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
5 doctors agree

In brief: Pillow under knees

Sciatica pain is most severe when the legs are straight so sleep on your back with a pillow rolled up and placed underneath your knees.

In brief: Pillow under knees

Sciatica pain is most severe when the legs are straight so sleep on your back with a pillow rolled up and placed underneath your knees.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sleep on Side

Side sleeping in the least press on the spine, especially with pillows between legs.
If this is still uncomfortable consider sleeping in your back with 2-3 pillows under your legs to raise them, so back stays flat on the bed.

In brief: Sleep on Side

Side sleeping in the least press on the spine, especially with pillows between legs.
If this is still uncomfortable consider sleeping in your back with 2-3 pillows under your legs to raise them, so back stays flat on the bed.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Norman Marcus
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: On your side

Many patients with low back/buttock and leg pain feel more comfortable sleeping on their side with knees bent and a pillow between their legs.

In brief: On your side

Many patients with low back/buttock and leg pain feel more comfortable sleeping on their side with knees bent and a pillow between their legs.
Dr. Norman Marcus
Dr. Norman Marcus
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