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How should you lay with a slipped disc?

I am a 58 year old male. I want to know how should you lay with a slipped disc?

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It really depends on what is comfortable to you and where the disc is located. For this explanation I will use a low back disc a reference. Though discs can slip or even herniate in a variety of directions most find relief lying on their back with something under their knees, while other place something under their knees and a small pillow under their low back.
It depends if it’s a cute or chronic ..
but the best way is try to bring your back in extension and not flexion .
Lay on your back with your knees and hip 90 degrees ..
Hello, It is best to consult with chiropractic for a proper and complete evaluation.
It all depends on the position the body was in when you injured it. What state are you located in?
You should lie on your side with a pillow between your legs. Otherwise on your back with a rolled up towel or small pillow under the small of your back. Never lie on your stomach.

Jay H Schwartz, DC, DIBCN, DIBE
If you have a central slipped disc you should sleep on your side in a fetal position.
There are a variety of "slipped discs". An MRI, would specifically diagnose what kind of slipped disc you have. We would need to know if it is a Disc Bulge, Disc Protrusion, Disc Extrustion, etc etc. So hard to answer this question unless a proper diagnosis through proper evaluation and imaging are determined.
Most discs slip towards the back but there's no exact position that would relieve the pain. If you feel relief by leaning forward you may have narrowing of the spinal canal. If you have low back pain try to get a lumbar brace for support and try to avoid the postures/physical activities that aggravate the pain
Normally with a "slipped" disc the best position will be on your back with your legs bent at 90 degrees with some pillows under them to achieve this position. This position is known as flexion and will take some of the strain off the irritated disc.