I know there are probably million reasons to cause pain, but dad often compains about back pain especially when on side. He has been bedridden for almost a year now. Is there a chance his condition might increase his suceptibility to things like slip disc which could cause severe pain? Of course, the fact that he can't communicate isn't helping to correctly identify the problem. BUt I was wondering if this is a common compain of people who are bedridden. Note that he doesn't have any bedsores.