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The way you rest your head at night has a major impact on the health of your back. If you lay in a position that hyperextends your spine and doesn’t give it the proper support, you will likely find yourself dealing with chronic back and neck pain. The trick to maintaining healthy posture as you sleep isn’t favoring one position over another. Instead, pay attention to keeping your spine in alignment in the position that is most comfortable for you.
If you sleep on your side, placing a pillow between your knees will give your hips support and keep your spine straight. Back sleepers should place a pillow under their knees for good sleep posture. Roll a small towel and place it under your lower back for even more support. If you sleep on your stomach, use a pillow under your pelvis. Stomach sleepers may find it more comfortable to sleep without a pillow for their heads.
No matter what the cause of your back pain, Suburban Orthopaedics can help with pain management, physical therapy, and orthopaedic surgery. Let us get to the root of your pain and start treatment today.