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What sex positions are best for women who have back pain?

Peggy Brill
Physical Therapy

For women with low back pain, extension or flexion can provide relief; lying on her back supported by a pillow, or propped on elbows in an extended position. Watch physical therapist Peggy Brill discuss ideal sex positions for women with back pain.

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Back Pain

Back Pain

Just about everyone has experienced some level of back pain. It is one of the most common ailments brought on by disease, injury, or misalignment of the spine. It can be a dull muscle ache in the lower back or a severe, sharp pain ...

in that affects your ability to bend over or stand up straight. Most often back pain results from strained muscles and ligaments that surround the spine, but it can also be caused by structural problems with the bones of the spine. There are treatment options for back pain, and understanding the causes and symptoms is key to preventing it in the first place.
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