Faulty Sleeping Position

Faulty sleeping positions adversely affect the spine health, similar to poor standing or sitting posture. Using a too high or low pillow, sleeping on the stomach with head turned towards aside, etc., affects the spine health. It can lead to neck pain, back pain, and pain in other parts of the body. Lying on your side with pillow support under your knees and fetal position are some best sleeping positions.

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Why do I feel extreme fatigue and shooting pain in my back without any strenuous activities?

Query: Hello doctor, I am only 19 years old. I do not have a very physically demanding job or exercise too heavily, either. I have had extreme discomfort in my back for about two or three years now in my everyday life. Whether it be from wearing a bra that causes discomfort or sitting down too long. Recen...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, the pain is originating from the neck which could be due to faulty posture or may be due to pillow you use. Nothing to worry. All you have to do is couple of mobilization of neck and icing. With very gentle strengthening you will recover well. So my...  Read Full »

Why do I have a back spasm?

Query: Hi doctor, I have narrowed disc in the center of back. There were no problems for almost a year. I usually do surfing, yoga and kung fu. But I woke up early around 3 AM last week with a super sore and stiff back. When I am lying down it hurts to cough, or I will roll from side to side. When I am ge...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The back spasm is due to excessive activity that could have aggravated due to faulty posture in the bed. Do a lot of icing. Stretch your back and your hip flexors. Do spine extension like cobra stretch. If you can, engage in glute stability exercises and do warm up and ...  Read Full »

I have insomnia and cannot find the right position to sleep. Any advice?

Query: Hello doctor, I have sciatica. I also have nerve pain in my face coming from my neck which stops me sleeping on my back. If I sleep on my shoulder, I get soreness on the shoulder. I have insomnia and cannot find the right position to be able to sleep. Could you give any advice? I put ice on my neck...  Read Full »


Tanushree Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In this case, there is no best position for sleeping. Instead, the way you are sleeping in every position that will help you. 1. Sleeping on the back - the pillow under the neck should be shallow enough to support the neck in one straight line. Keep a pillow under both...  Read Full »

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