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The Pinal County School Office Education Service Agency is committed to working cooperatively with agencies throughout the state in identifying and serving the educational needs of Pinal County. PCSOESA strives to accomplish this through leadership and partnering to offer a wide range of educator and student centered services in the following areas: fiscal services, school elections, professional development, information technology and data processing, and accommodation schools and programs.

Health & Safety Tip of the Week!

Posted on Jul 18 2014 by Peter Lin

Back to Sleep

Whether you're a busy bee, a lounge lizard or somewhere in between, there's a strong chance that you'll eventually suffer from back pain. According to the American Chiropractic Association, lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, and eighty percent of the population will experience a back problem at some point in their lives. Back injuries can start  quickly or develop  over  time, and are typically brought on by an accident, a new activity, excessive lifting, or overuse. Oftentimes, sleep problems and back pain are linked in a vicious cycle that contribute to one another, making it difficult to get a good night's rest. Believe it or not, how you sleep may make things worse. While some positions add strain to an already aching back, others may help to provide relief.

Sleep Positions that Help Relieve Back Pain
Don't worry about controlling your body position while sleeping; it's normal to move a bit. In fact, movement is good because it can ease pressure on certain areas of the body. Try these tips to alleviate pressure on disks, ligaments and muscles while sleeping:

Stomach Sleeper - Slide a thin pillow under your hips.
Back Sleeper - Try putting a pillow under both knees.
Side Sleeper - Place a thin pillow between both knees.

Regardless of your slumber sweet spot, invest in a good mattress and pillow that keeps your head in line with your spine. The goal is to reduce pressure on joints and muscles by keeping your spine elongated and neutral.



Pinal County School Office ESA
75 N. Bailey
P.O. Box 769
Florence, AZ 85132-0769
Phone: 520-866-6565
Fax: 520-866-6973



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