Sleeping Positions for Lower Back Pain


Sleeping, low back and neck pain go together like oil and water. Getting comfortable when suffering from back pain appears to be an impossible feat. Certain positions can even aggravate your low back problem, causing your recovery to take longer due to a lack of rest. So, what can you do to make this right? Here are some tips on how to position oneself in bed for maximum support!

  • Supported Side Sleeping

    We recommend sleeping with a pillow between your knees and a decent pillow to support your neck. Keeping a pillow between your knees will aid in spinal alignment and reduce back pain.

  • Back Sleeping with Knee Support

    Sliding a cylindrical cushion or rolled towel beneath your knees relieves pressure on your spine and allows your back to maintain its natural curve rather than being forced to remain flat.

  • The Fetal Position

    If you have back pain, particularly disc pain, this fetal posture can help you sleep more comfortably. Laying on your side with your knees tucked into your chest will help open up the joints and reduce the need to flex your spine unnaturally. Remember to use a comfortable pillow to support your head and neck.

If you wake up in pain, try changing positions and seeing if you experience any relief. If you are still suffering pain while sleeping or throughout the day, please contact our physical therapy specialists at Zona Physical Therapy. Regular physical therapy in Georgia can help you stay healthy and pain-free!

If you have been injured or are on the verge of surgery, you may benefit from our orthopedic physical therapy.

Learn more about our strength conditioning wellness services by calling or visiting our physical therapy clinic in Buford GA, Georgia.

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