Laying on your stomach with your head turned to the right or the left pulls the normal neck muscles and spine out of alignment so that the neck is going backward (a reversed cervical curve). This means that every nerve root exiting your neck spine is being pinched. What is even worse is sleeping on your stomach with an arm or both arms above your head.
Falling asleep on your stomach may leave you feeling lots of cricks in your neck after you awaken. You may also experience pain running down one arm, and it may hurt to turn your head side-to-side. On especially rough days, you may find your head leaning toward one side, and you may not be able to hold your head upright without pain.
How a Chiropractor Can Help With Neck Pain
Dr. Myskha will help you break your stomach sleeping pattern, and can help you find the best sleeping position. She can also provide chiropractic care to correct the damage done from being a stomach sleeper. Chiropractic care can put your neck bones back to their normal healthy position, reducing or removing neck pain.
Pain is a sign that chiropractic care should be part of your overall health care—that chiropractic care should be in your life. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort due to stomach sleeping, we can help.
Contact Myshka Chiropractic today!