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Can a herniated disc be made worse by sleeping on your back?

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Dr. Adam Nally
Family Medicine
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In brief: No

Usually, sleeping on one's back will not worsen the disc herniation, however, it can exacerbate the pain depending upon the location of the hernation.

In brief: No

Usually, sleeping on one's back will not worsen the disc herniation, however, it can exacerbate the pain depending upon the location of the hernation.
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Dr. Robert Dudley
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Herniated discs are very common and are not made worse by sleeping on your back.

In brief: No

Herniated discs are very common and are not made worse by sleeping on your back.
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