Sleeping Position and Lower Back Pain

Sleep is an essential component of good health, and getting the right amount of rest is critical to overall well-being. However, many people suffer from lower back and neck pain, which can be caused by an incorrect sleeping position.

Why do I have lower back pain or a stiff neck in the morning?

A common cause of lower back and neck pain is the wrong sleeping position. For example, sleeping on your stomach can cause your neck to twist unnaturally, leading to discomfort and pain. Sleeping on your back can also cause back pain, especially if you have a soft mattress or pillow that does not adequately support your spine.

If you have lower back pain or a stiff neck in the morning, you may be sleeping in the wrong positions. Book an appointment with a physiotherapist at The Back Clinic to relieve your pain.

The best sleeping position for lower back pain

One of the best sleeping positions for reducing lower back and neck pain is sleeping on your side. In this position, your spine can maintain its natural curvature, and your lower back is relieved of pressure. When sleeping on your side, be sure to use a supportive pillow that keeps your neck in line with your spine.

Treating lower back pain

If you suffer from lower back and neck pain, physiotherapy may be an effective treatment option. A Back Clinic physiotherapist can work with you to create a personalised treatment plan that addresses your specific needs. Treatment may include exercises to strengthen your back and neck muscles, stretching to improve your range of motion, and manual therapy techniques to relieve pain and improve range of motion.

In addition to these treatments, your physiotherapist can also educate you on proper posture and ergonomics to help you avoid pain and discomfort in the future. By learning how to sit, stand and sleep to promote spinal health, you can reduce your risk for future back and neck pain.

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