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    How to treat back pain
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    Whatintucket posted:
    Back pain is often caused by back muscle strain while sleeping. This is the treatment. Place an oversize pillow or two pillows under your knees. If you have a bed that can adjust to the "zero" gravity position this will help. I used my bed to raise the head slightly and the legs are also raised more than the head. I lay on my back slightly to one side or the other. I cut out a lumbar support pad from a mattress topper of foam padding to fit under one side of the lumbar area. About 3-4" by 6-8". If I place it under the right lumbar then I lean a little to the left and vice versa. Once I did the above I was much better and now have hardly 10% of my previous pain. I did have a discectomy of L4-5 or maybe L3-4 in 2001.
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    Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Thanks for the tip, Whatintucket. I'm glad you found an approach which is helpful to you.
    We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
    ~Joseph Campbell


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