Is your sleeping position secretly causing your back pain? The amount of sleep and the position that you lay in can have a direct effect on your spinal pain. For those suffering from chronic back or neck pain this means that those 8 hours of rest you are supposed to be getting could end up doing more harm. Research suggests sleeping on your side with your knees pulled up slightly toward your chest is often the best way to catch some shut eye for those with back or neck issues. If you happen to be a back sleeper, try slipping a pillow under your knees and a small pad or rolled-up towel under your lower back to provide extra support along the contours of your spine. Sleeping on your stomach can be especially hard on your lower back, but if you are a stomach sleeper, place a pillow under your hips to reduce the strain caused by your sleeping position.
If your back or neck pain is causing you discomfort or interrupting your sleep schedule, stop living in pain and take back your life from chronic pain. Here at the offices of WIlliam Capicotto MD we restore motion so you can move on. Call us today to schedule your consultation at (716) 881-0382.