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Why would I have back pain after sleeping on my stomach?

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Dr. Paul Kovatis
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many reasons

1) faulty, lumpy or loose matress that causes the spine to curve in your sleep (without you knowing it) 2) sleeping patters - many folks think they sleep on the stomach but actually twist and turn during sleep and hurt their backs.
3) **some night pains in the bad can be a signal of something more serious - when in doubt, get checked by a spine md feel better.

In brief: Many reasons

1) faulty, lumpy or loose matress that causes the spine to curve in your sleep (without you knowing it) 2) sleeping patters - many folks think they sleep on the stomach but actually twist and turn during sleep and hurt their backs.
3) **some night pains in the bad can be a signal of something more serious - when in doubt, get checked by a spine md feel better.
Dr. Paul Kovatis
Dr. Paul Kovatis
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sleep position

Sleeping on your stomach usually requires you to have your head turned to the side for hours ; makes it difficult to keep the spine in a neutral position.
It also puts pressure on joints ; muscles.

In brief: Sleep position

Sleeping on your stomach usually requires you to have your head turned to the side for hours ; makes it difficult to keep the spine in a neutral position.
It also puts pressure on joints ; muscles.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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