Tossing and turning because of low back pain lately? Before you spend another sleepless night, try these secret home remedies for sleeping with low back pain.
Warm It Up : Towards the end of a long day of being on your feet and getting things done, the muscles in the low back can become very tense. Easing the tension before you go to bed can greatly improve your chances of resting comfortably. A hot bath, hot tub or heating pad for 30 minutes will help to relax all of your muscles that have your back locked in a vise-like grip.
Stretch It Out : Before, after and during the night, you might want to try to gently stretch your low back. Some people like to drape themselves over a large therapy ball, some people like to hang from a doorway; either way, you’ll want to find a comfortable way to decompress your spine. If you’re not sure, then ask your physical therapist. When it’s two in the morning and you cannot get comfortable, getting out of bed to str...
Are you 55 years old or older and still pain free? Chances are you have osteoarthritis and don't know it. X-rays show arthritic changes in eight out of every 10 adults age 55 and older. Knees, hips, and spines are affected most, in that order. Older adults with leg pain may have arthritic changes in both the hip and spine. They sometimes have a total hip replacement (THR) only to develop groin and buttock pain next. Or suddenly they have muscle weakness that isn't related to the THR. In these cases, lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) may be the problem. LSS occurs when age-related changes narrow the canal where the spinal cord and nerves travel. Bone spurs, thickened ligaments, and worn-down joints are just some of the changes leading to LSS. These doctors from Baylor College of Medicine offer other orthopedic surgeons some guidance. They say that when a patient with a recent THR has severe pain after the operation, look for infection, an unstable implant, or LSS. Location of the pain is a key...
When a baby lies down to sleep he loses the beneficial effect of
gravity, which helps keep the stomach's contents in the stomach.
Oftentimes, nights are the worst times for children suffering from
A common suggestion to reduce nighttime effects of reflux is to
have the baby sleep on an incline so that the feet of the baby are
lower than its head. Usually this is done by tilting the baby's
mattress, which is easiest and safest. Or you could tilt the
Regardless of the method, you are looking to elevate the head of
the baby at about a 30° to 45° angle higher than his
Method 1: Tilt the mattress.
With most cribs, you can change the height of the mattress by
simply raising or lowering the mattress's supporting platform.
Remove the sheets and mattress covering, and then remove the
mattress. The mattress will be resting on a supporting platform
(may be solid or springs). Where this platform attaches to the
crib-frame there may be attachments that allow you ...
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