Are you looking for body pillows for back pain?

Common back pain that occurs overnight is typically due to one of three reasons; skeletal, muscular or nerve issues.

Any one of the three can lead to an increase in the others, and more commonly, all three issues will occur. The good news; you don’t have to suffer with chronic back pain.

Accidents, disease and other related health problems can cause major back pain. Sleeping with a body pillow will alleviate most (if not all) of the common reasons for back pain. This may sound too simple, but here are the most common reasons for back pain and how a body pillow can help.

Body Pillows for Back Pain – How They Can Help

Pregnancy

Especially in the last trimester when the baby is the heaviest, and the mother’s internal organs are pushed aside to create room for the fetus and womb, a lot of pressure is placed on the spine.

Adding to that is the frontal weight that pulls on the spine when the woman is walking or setting in an up-right possession. Even lying down the weight will continue to pull on the spine.

This not only causes stress on the backbone, but can also cause muscles to overwork in their attempt to keep the spine in correct alignment, causing muscle fatigue and cramping.

Body Pillow; Sleeping with a body pillow between the legs will help support the spine.

 

Sciatica

The sciatic nerve begins at the L4-S3 discs of the spine in the sacral part of the spinal cord. There is a branch in the sciatic nerve so that one runs down each side of the body.

It is the widest and longest single nerve in the human body, going from the lower spine to the foot. This nerve is responsible for providing a connection to the skin, muscles of the thigh, leg and foot with the nervous system. Quit a lot for one nerve to do.

When a compression or an irritation of this nerve is caused by a problem in the lower back, it is known as Sciatica. Sciatica can cause anywhere from a dull ache to a sharp pain that typically runs from the lower back to the buttock and down the back of the leg.

Body Pillow; Using a body pillow will help straighten the spine and relieve nerve pressure.

 

Compression Fractures

The spine is made up of 33 vertebrae and is separated into 4 regions. A compression fracture happens when one vertebrae is compressed (squeezed) against another, and can sometimes involve more than two vertebrae.

This type of fracture can cause severe limitations in motion, a reduction in sensation to the extremities, minor swelling, and sharp pain in the lower back.

Body Pillow; The use of a body pillow can provide a comfortable position for sleep.

 

Slipped or Bulging Disc

Slipped disc’s happen when a disc slips out of alignment, and a bulging disc is when a tear happens in the outer, fibrous ring and the softer inner portion bulges out of the tear.

Either of these can cause severe pain.

A body pillow will help align the spine for a more comfortable sleep.

 

Hip Misalignment

The pelvic bones and muscles are normally set in alignment with the spinal cord and spine. Any reason that causes the hips to be misaligned, such as a rotation, fracture, bone deformity, or disease can cause a misalignment to the spine.

These misalignments can cause anywhere from dull aches to sharp, stabbing pains in the lower back and hips.

Body pillows can provide hip alignment and alleviate discomfort of hip problems.

How to Use a Body Pillow for Back Pain

Sleeping Supine – While lying on your back, place the pillow under your knees. This relieves the curvature on the lower spine that is created by the buttock.

Sleeping Lateral – While on your side, place the lower half of the pillow between your legs. This relieves the pulling on the spine and re-aligns the neck, back and hips.

By sleeping with the neck, spine, and hips in alignment, you can help alleviate your back pain.

When the skeletal system is in perfect alignment, the muscles are not compensating or overworking. The nervous system is not being pressured or pinched, and back pain can be decreased.

Are you using a body pillow for your back pain when you sleep or are you looking to get one? We want to hear from you feel free to leave a comment below.