Welcome back to the third part of our series. You can count on Cork Sports Injury Clinic to bring you much needed pain relief when experiencing back pain – be it in your bed or on ours.
Today we will talk about sleeping in fetal position.
Sleep in the fetal position
A curled-up fetal position can help those with a herniated disc, bringing much needed relief. This is because lying on the side with knees tucked into the chest reduces bending of the spine and opens up the joints.
To adopt this position, a person should:
- Get into bed and carefully roll on to one side.
- Position a pillow to support the head and neck.
- Draw the knees up towards the chest until the back is relatively straight.
This is it for this month’s advice. Stay healthy, keep the back pain in check and, as always, keep a close eye on our blog not to miss the next entry!