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    is lying on prone not good?

    i'm c5 complete past 5 years.i can't do push ups on my own on wheelchair,and i don't have 24*7 caretaker with me to help me to do so.so whenever i'm on bed/home,i 'm on prone position for say 2-3 hrs in order to relieve the pressure on the bumps.
    at present i don't have any problems with this.just a thought in my mind--
    is lying in prone position--on the stomatch- for 2-3 hrs. affect intestine/digestive function?
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    is lying prone not good for health in terms of getting unnecessary pressure on stomatch muscles?
    i would like to mention that i'm not having any pressure/bed sores from a very long time.i've been practising thios since my last pressure sore i had few months back.

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    Hi,

    Lying prone is not a bad thing and it does relieve pressure on the sacrum and ischium. It can be a problem if you have a sp tube, feeding tube or abdominal distention,etc. Do you experience any digestive issues when in this position?
    If not and it is comfortable for you, I would continue.

    AAD

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    it's very good for stretching out the hip flexors, the muscles that connect the pelvis to the thighs and which become chronically shortened by not standing

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    thank you for ur advice.

    no feeding tube....or any kinda of tube i have.no digestion issues.it was just a thought in my mind.

    thanks

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    Hi All,

    I've been curious about this latley.

    i'm c4/5 complete

    where would you put support pillows, cushions?

    how about the face smushed into pillow?

    any photos, diagrams

    thanks
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    As crags said earlier, it's very good for stretching the hip flexors and helps prevent you developing lordosis of the spine.
    just get a pillow under your upper chest if you can, that will raise your face off the bed and also slightly increase the bend of your back in the lumber area.

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    when i want to relax face down for a while i use my prone pillow. they are used by PT's, and massage therapists to keep the head straight while prone. very relaxing, though not for sleeping. several on the market, but here's the one i use.

    http://www.amazon.com/Pron-Pillo-Pro.../dp/B000MRGMM6

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    thanks,

    those pillows look good

    would pressure points be pelvic and knee?

    i have an idea for pelvic area, that will allow catheder and leg bag tubing from getting pinched off

    then a pillow just above ankles

    i just wonder about knee caps..

    also getting on stomach would be easy for caregivers but rolling back might be tough on them.

    any caregivers with experience with this?

    TIA
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    How about with a Foley?
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