Back pain is an extremely common medical problem.
According to the National Institutes of Health, it affects 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives.
Back pain also sends huge numbers of individuals seeking relief to Mandarino Chiropractic.
“Taking care of your back is a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week responsibility – whether you are awake or asleep,” says Dr. Frank J. Mandarino, founder and president of the state-of-the-art practice.
How do you tend to the state of your spine while sleeping? Mandarino Chiropractic suggests considering the following tips from the American Chiropractic Association:
1) Sleeping on your back puts approximately 50 pounds of pressure on your spine. Other positions may be better.
2) Placing a pillow under your knees while lying on your back cuts the pressure on your spine roughly in half.
3) Lying on your side with a pillow between your knees may also reduce the pressure on your back.
4) Never sleep in a position that causes a portion of your spine to hurt. Most often, your body will tell you what position is best.