While most of us prioritize a cozy pillow for our heads, they can also play a crucial role in maintaining a comfortable spinal position. Many instances of lower back pain stem from the positions we unknowingly subject our spine to during sleep, aggravated by conditions like osteoarthritis or disc injury that tend to act up at night.


The remedy? Insert a pillow either between or underneath your knees while sleeping. Try repurposing an old pillow you have lying around before investing in specialized ones. When sleeping on your side, slip the pillow between your knees to reduce hip movement and maintain a neutral spine. If you prefer sleeping on your back, tuck a pillow under your knees to relax muscles and sustain the proper curvature in your lower back.


For a comprehensive approach, try experimenting with straightening or bending your knees with the pillow to identify which promotes more relief. If this technique doesn't provide the relief you seek, don't hesitate to reach out to Forward Spine Center for personalized assistance in uncovering the root cause of your disrupted sleep.

Timothy Klesk

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