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How To Sleep With Lower Back Pain

How many times have you woken up this week feeling exhausted after an awful nights sleep?And how many times has lower back pain left you relying on painkillers, unable to get comfortable in bed, or struggling through the day with stiff joints and tight low back muscles?
If this is an issue you are suffering with, and you are desperate to learn how to sleep with lower back pain, this blog will help!

The Best Position To Sleep With Lower Back PainThe best sleeping position for lower back pain is on your back.

This allows your weight to be distributed as evenly as possible across your body, without placing lots of pressure on a few points (which is the case if you sleep on your side or front).

Sleeping on your back can be improved by placing a thin pillow under your knees.

By doing this, your body is able to stay in better alignment, and your spine remains in its neutral curve.

If your lower back is still hurting, you may find that placing another thin pillow, or rolled up towel under your lower back is beneficial.

If you combine a good pre-bed routine, with a great sleeping position, you should find back pain is much less of a problem. If you are still struggling to sleep, you may have a more serious back problem, and we would recommend a FREE back pain discovery visit to speak to a member of the team.

The Worst Sleeping Position For Lower Back Pain

Sleeping on your stomach is the worst sleeping position for lower back pain sufferers.

This position places the most pressure on your lower back muscles, joints and spine as it flattens the natural curvature of your spine.

You may also find as a front sleeper, that you struggle with neck pain too as you have to sleep with your neck turned to one side.

If you absolutely must sleep on your front, placing a pillow under your lower abdomen and pelvis can be really effective for reducing the pressure on your lower back.

Sleeping without a pillow under your head can also help reduce the severity and frequency of any neck pain that you are also suffering.

The Best Ways To Get To Sleep With Lower Back Pain

Actually being able to fall asleep with lower back pain can be a big challenge, but there are three strategies that can make a big difference.

By easing lower back pain before you get into bed, it makes it much easier to fall asleep and avoid waking up with pain throughout the night.

Heat Therapy To Relieve Lower Back Pain

Heat therapy may sound complicated, but it’s a simple thing you can do at home.

Applying heat to your lower back is a natural way to relieve pain, and can be done using heat packs, hot water bottles or taking a hot shower or bath.

Stretching Routine To Reduce Muscle Tightness

The second strategy is to do exercises and stretches.

This doesn’t need to be a 30 minute routine, so don’t worry – just 5 minutes could help free up your low back.

The best exercises will depend on you, and the condition of your lower back pain.

A stretching routine works extremely well for people whose back pain gradually gets worse throughout the day. This is a common symptom for people who sit at a desk at work, drive a lot, or do repetitive movements during the day which can lead to muscle tension building up and peaking on an evening.

Relaxation To Reduce Muscle Tension

Stress and anxiety can have a significant impact on our bodies, but this is often an overlooked area for back pain sufferers.

A relaxation routine before bed could include drinking a hot drink, meditation, or reading. But whatever helps you unwind can be a natural strategy that contributes to less back pain, and better sleep.

Get Long Term, Natural Lower Back Pain Relief For Better Sleep

If your back pain is preventing you from sleeping, it’s affecting your every day life and you’re not enjoying the activities you used to, our team is here to help!

You can get quick, natural pain relief so you don’t need to take pills or rely on them.

You can also discover the root cause of your pain, which will mean that you can stop it once and for all, and avoid it coming back in future.

Right now, we have an limited time offer where you can get a Back Pain Assessment for only $27!  So contact our friendly team on 208-237-2080 and we can arrange a convenient time for you to visit.

In this assessment, you will get a full diagnosis, so you finally understand why your back pain won’t go away, and exactly how to treat it for fast and long term results.

But hurry, the offer for these comprehensive Back Pain Assessment is only available to the first 5 people.

Demand at our clinic is at an all time high, as more people choose physical therapy to relieve lower back problems, so there is a limited number of Back Pain Assessments (for only $27) available.

If you aren’t sure whether Physical Therapy is right for you, and you’re looking for a drug-free solution to your back, knee, or neck and shoulder pain, arrange a Free Discovery Visit or Free Telephone Consultation to find out the best treatment options available to you!

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6 thoughts on “How To Sleep With Lower Back Pain”

  1. Nice and helpful guide that everyone can follow for their back pain concerns. Thanks for it.

  2. This issue of sleeping with lower back pain is discussed in a post on the HighlandTherapy blog. This post provides helpful advice for people who are struggling with this illness, including ways to reduce pain and enhance the quality of their sleep. The information is educational, and the advice is grounded in experience and knowledge. While more pictures or examples would have been helpful, the article does a good job of addressing a frequent problem and offering solutions for dealing with back pain while sleeping.

  3. I appreciate your mentioning that the worst sleeping position for people with lower back discomfort is on their stomach. My friend’s back discomfort keeps her from getting a good night’s sleep. I will advise her to get therapy for her persistent discomfort.

  4. Your post sheds much-needed light on this common health concern and offers valuable insights on managing and coping with back pain effectively.

  5. I find it fascinating how going on a physical therapy session can help you relieve back pain. My friend mentioned that sitting on his gaming seat hurts his back. I should talk to him about finding a therapist that can diagnose his back for any problems later on.

  6. Informative and insightful! Loved the comprehensive approach to understanding and managing back pain in this article. Great job simplifying complex information!

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