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07-14-2004, 11:09 PM
Hi, I am a 28 year old mom of two and have been dealing with my back problems for about 8 years now. Recently though when sleeping on my side I have noticed that my hips rub on my ribs while sleeping. Does anyone else have this problem and if so what are you doing to help the pain?Help, Anyone?

08-03-2004, 04:50 PM
i to deal with my right hip touching my ribs. i cant give an acurate answer to it but i think as you slowly start to curve over as i say your hip and ribs seem to touch. but what happens if it gets worse is something i dont know. i need to ask my doc that question. but what i do is lay on my back wich is hard to do for me or i rotate on the opposite side of my curve. but yet it may make it hard for you tyo breath well. definatly ask your doc. god bless.

08-04-2004, 07:23 PM
Hi there,

I'm also 28 and began having a similar sensation last year. Not as bad as you, I think--when lying on one side it just felt as if the low edge of my ribcage was sticking into me, very close to the hips.

In my case, I have a large S curve and this was one thing that made me realise my curve might be progressing in adulthood (it is). I stopped sleeping on that side to avoid the sensation, but I'd see the doc if I were you to check out the cause of pain.

Sorry not to be more help!
Good luck--Laura

08-05-2004, 10:06 PM
What has helped for me, and hopefully will for you too: First I obtained a firm matress. Since I cannot sleep on my back due to the pain, I too have to sleep on my side. The firm matress hurt my hips. So, I got a thick (four inches) medium firm, foam pad to put on the matress. That helped, but my hips still hurt. That led to a second foam pad over the first. My hips are fine now and I can sleep on either side. Problem is that the foam tends to take a set and get depressed such that after a while I have to favor one side or the other. Perhaps a more expensive foam would not do that. Anyway, softer has been helpful for me, not firmer.