At Dr. Maryam Jafarieh’s Fort Lauderdale chiropractic practice, we want our patients to know how to avoid strains that can cause pain throughout their bodies. When we are asleep, we are spending several hours at a time in a position which may be forcing us out of alignment.
The best sleep position for spinal health is flat on the back. The head should be supported by a firm pillow, keeping the back and neck in alignment. The worst position is on the front. This pushes the head backward and causes the lower back vertebrae to stretch as they sag without support. The complication is that people who suffer from sleep apnea often have difficulty sleeping on their backs, but are able to breathe easier while on their fronts, despite damage to their musculoskeletal system.
We provide treatments, including adjustments, which can relieve back pain, but we also want patients to prevent harm through better sleep practices. In people who have difficulty sleeping on their backs, side-sleeping with a full-length pillow to cushion their knees often gets good results.
Dr. Maryam Jafarieh’s chiropractic clinic is at 1515 East Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33334. To schedule an appointment, visit Ft Lauderdale Chiropractic or call 954-229-1995.