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What is the treatment for back pain?

Hello Doctor, I have an odd question. I was a U. S. Marine and while in the service I suffered an injury to my lower back. A very long story shortened, I would like to know why sleeping in my recliner alleviates most of the pain I feel compared to when I sleep in my bed. I have tried all kinds of mattresses from expensive to cheap and sleeping on a bed always kills my lower back upon wakening. Can you give me an explanation on why a recliner helps alleviate my back pain and if there could be any issues in the long run (other than a mad wife) lol. Thank you for your time. V/r, Jay
Mon, 21 Jul 2014
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recliner usually are not ergonomically designed, they are mostly design specific raher than anatomical correct. staying in recliner for long time can casue back pain due to static wrong posture can put all the strain on your back muscle. the pain can be suppressed if you meet a good physical therpaist who works more on movement disorder or sply muscle rehabiliation also you can adjunt with dry needling to enhance the result. but to gain permanent change its better you start your ecercises and get ergonomically desigened recliner
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