Lower Back Pain

Sleeping Positions and Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain can sometimes seem to have mysterious origins. Even your sleeping positions can affect your spine health and back pain issues. At Donelson Chiropractic Clinic, serving Nashville, TN, and the surrounding areas, we can help you uncover back pain causes and help find ways to relieve your discomfort. Keep reading to learn more. 

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Do Sleeping Positions Matter?

Sleeping positions do matter for some people. If you are already dealing with back pain issues or have recovered from a back injury, it is important to be conscious of your sleeping positions. Certain positions will put unnecessary pressure on your spine. This can complicate existing back conditions. 

Side Sleeping

Side sleeping can create a deeper curvature of the spine. If your spine is already out of alignment, this can increase the misalignment. A misalignment of the spine can cause many different problems with your back as well as other health problems. The nervous system cannot function properly when the spine is misaligned. When the spine is not functioning properly, it can cause issues with your immune system, energy levels, and other problems. If you are going to sleep on your side, you need to add a pillow between your knees in order to bring the spine into better alignment. 

Stomach Sleeping

Stomach sleeping, like side sleeping, can deepen the curvature of your spine and can bring the spine further out of alignment. If you are going to sleep on your stomach, you will need to be sure your head is properly cushioned so that your spine is in better alignment. 

Back Sleeping

Sleeping on your back is the most highly recommended sleeping position if you are dealing with lower back pain. This position provides the greatest amount of support for the spine without shifting the spine out of alignment. 

Treatments for Lower Back Pain

If you are experiencing lower back pain, our chiropractor can help. Our team is trained to diagnose and treat lower back pain with all-natural methods. In many cases, medication is not needed to resolve lower back pain issues. Treatment options can include:

  • Spinal adjustments
  • Massage therapy
  • Spinal decompression 
  • Hot/cold therapy

To learn more about our services, contact us at Donelson Chiropractic Clinic, serving Nashville, TN, and the surrounding areas. We will be happy to answer your questions and schedule you an appointment today. Give us a call at 615-889-1941.

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