jtaustin saidI’ve been through quite an ordeal with my back over the last 24 months – surgery followed by physical therapy. Both my neurosurgeon and my physical therapist told me that the position you sleep in (front, side, or back) was not important what was important is the mattress you are sleeping on.
The Mayo Clinic would disagree with your therapist and surgeon. Many authorities recommend laying on your side since this reduces pressure on the disks. I've had ruptured lumbar disks and in my case this was true. Laying on the abdomen is the worst position for me.
I agree with using a new firm mattress that does not sag
Oh dear, oh dear... you are quite right... I should have added the legalese. Here you go.
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