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Back Pain and Sleep - Take Strain Off Lower Back Area

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Updated March 29, 2007

Use a pillow under your knees to take strain off your low back.  This may help you avoid back pain.

Use a pillow under your knees to take strain off your lower back. This may help you avoid back pain.

(c) Anne Asher 2007
Using a pillow under the knees takes the strain off hips and the lower back area. With a pillow under the knees, the hips do not have to work very hard to support the weight of the legs. Also, the pelvic position is neutralized, which relaxes the lower back.

Without the pillowing between the knees, the hips can become strained and the low back arched beyond normal.

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