back pain

SLEEPING ON YOUR STOMACH. HOW DOES THIS POSITION HELP THE PAIN ON YOUR BACK?

There are views that sleeping on your stomach may add stress on your neck and this may cause the pain on your back. This is partly true however, if you find yourself resting on your stomach, you don’t have to force another position. Instead:

  • Place a pillow under your pelvis and lower abdomen to relieve some of the pressure off your back.

How does this position help the pain on your back?

People who have degenerative disc disease may benefit most from stomach sleeping with a pillow under pelvis. This position can relieve any stress that is placed on the space between you discs.