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Laying on your side?

Ever since I got my injury and discovered I had DDD it's been painful, uncomfortable and all around pretty impossible for me to lay on my side for sleep or just resting. It feels very painful, hard almost like I'm balancing on it in a way and I'm extremely aware of it's presence. Has this happened to anyone else,
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  • mymaiammymaia Posts: 6
    edited 02/08/2013 - 3:19 AM
    It is definitely more challenging to lie on your side with any back pain or nerve issues. I have found the best solution to this when lying in bed is to put a thick pillow betwwen your knees. It has to be thick enough to make it so your legs are parallel to each other. This keeps your back in alignment and your hips in the best position. I find it impossible to sleep on my back because of the stress this puts on my spine itself so lying on my side is the only option. I just had to find the best position for me and keep my alignment in a good position. I also have to switch sides often. I wake up often, but I have found that the sleep I am getting is more restful and less uncomfortable. Unfortunately it is just something you have to work on, trying to find what works for you. Good luck finding your sweet spot.
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