Once again, I woke up gasping from pain this morning. But I finally figured out a good description of it and wanted to find someone here who could advise me.
When I was in physical therapy two years ago, the therapist asked me to lie on my stomach then prop myself up on my elbows. (Like kids do when lying on the floor watching tv) After about 60 seconds in that position...my entire spine was screaming. (I assume he wanted me to be in that position to 'open up' discs.)
When I wake up now, I feel like I've held that exact position the entire 7-8 hours of sleeping. It's crippling pain. Gasping pain. My mattress is a good one. I've tried to sleep on my side in the fetal position to avoid straightening out on my back - even using pillows behind me...but I somehow always end up on my back. I've tried to think of ways to strap a bungie cord around me so I don't roll at night.
Any suggestions as to what this pain might be from? And can anyone suggest a way for me to sleep? I've tried sleeping on the couch...but it limits my ability to move which causes pressure neuropathy on whichever side I'm stuck on.
thanks in advance.