Dear friendliest friends,
Most of us spend one quarter of our day in bed besides the party-goers, play-stationers, footy fans and late night phone chit-chatters.
But, how do we find the most comfortable position to sleep in if we have a back pain?
1. Supine position
Place a pillow underneath the knees and underneath the small of the back. Sleeping without a pillow underneath the knees would increase pressure on the lower back. Sleeping without a pillow underneath the small of the back would make gravity force the lower back to arch abnormally.
2. Side lying
This is the best position for people who are suffering from lower back pain. Place a pillow in between the knees and under the waist. This position is best adapted by people who are in the inflammatory stage of pain.
3. Prone lying
When lying on your stomach, gravity forces your back to arch towards the stomach which can aggravate lower back pain. To avoid this, place a pillow under the stomach to prevent the back from arching too much. With that said, tummy sleepers may experience bad neck pain due to the over rotation of the neck.
Book an appointment with me or any chiropractor if you experience lower back pain for a thorough assessment of the many causes of low back pain.
p.s: Did you know that pain is measured in units of “dols”? The instrument used to measure pain is a “dolorimeter”.