How to Sleep Properly for Less Back and Neck Pain

At the Elborno Center, patients in and around the area of Willowbrook, IL are welcome to book consultation visits with our team to discuss pain management. This is one of many aspects of health that are addressed at our practice. Dr. Ahmed Elborno can help patients who have back and neck pain sleep in a position that does not aggravate their condition.

Back and neck pain are common complaints heard by our team, especially when patients are already dealing with existing ailments. There are many ways in which patients can improve their sleep and reduce overall pain. Here are a few tips to consider saying goodbye to night-time pain!

  • Use a pillow that will properly conform to the shape of the neck. This may be a feather pillow or a memory foam pillow. These help in supporting the neck and can reduce pain experienced with softer or firmer traditional pillows.
  • Use a horseshoe-shaped pillow if you are taking a nap in a more seated position, such as in a car, on a train, or on an airplane. This can keep the head from dropping on one side of the body causing a “kink” in the neck.
  • Avoid sleeping on your stomach as this can cause the back to arch and the neck to turn to the side. Sleeping on the back is the most preferred way, with a pillow behind the knees. Patients who are side sleepers can sleep in this position but should make sure their body is supported in a proper position.
  • Use a pillow between the legs. Without a pillow between the legs and knees, there may be too much pressure on the hips. When sleeping on your side, place a pillow between the legs to keep the hips properly aligned.

Speak to our team today to discuss pain management

If you are dealing with chronic back and neck pain and are trying to find the best way to sleep at night to reduce these problems, we welcome you to book an appointment with Dr. Ahmed Elborno of Elborno Center. Our team is here to discuss your issues and assist you to find an effective method of managing these concerns. Our practice is located at 6747 Kingery Highway and can be reached by phone at (630) 568-3862.

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