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Sleeping can be hard when your back aches. You toss and turn, and it hurts.
Try to sleep with your back in a neutral position-not arched a lot, but not flat either. This takes pressure off your spine. These two positions can help:
Many people find that these positions work for them, but they may not work for you. Find the position that helps you the most.
If you have a very soft mattress, you may be more comfortable if you sleep on the floor.
To rise from bed:
Current as ofSeptember 20, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineJoan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
Current as of:
September 20, 2018
Medical Review:William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
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