Tag: sleeping position

The two healthiest sleeping positions that relieve lower back pain, and why the right mattress can help too.

The two healthiest sleeping positions that relieve lower back pain, and why the right mattress can help too. Ask any chiropractor which position is the worst for your lower back and neck, they will tell you that stomach sleeping is the worst because it hyperextends the lower back while twisting the neck.  Apparently, many experts now agree with this assertion, although their explanations may differ somewhat. There are two sleeping positions that relieve lower back pain you need to know about. Back pain is an often searched for symptom on the internet, and the most current medical literature suggests conservative measures Read More »

Sound advice on sleeping position from Consumer Reports

Sound advice on sleeping position from Consumer Reports A common question asked by patients of our office is how they should sleep; side, back, stomach? From the chiropractic perspective, side and back sleeping is the best biomechanically with side sleepers having two pillows and back sleepers having one. Stomach sleeping is bad for your neck and spine because it creates torsion in the neck while in that position, and the problem is magnified if you have back and neck problems. Consumer reports recently offered some advice that goes well beyond our typical advice. Read about it here Is it better Read More »