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West Palm Beach Back Pain Benefits from Good Sleep

The exercise topic of the month is…sleep?! Weird? Not at all! Sleep is just as valuable as exercise for pain management including management for back pain. Chiropractic Care helps many West Palm Beach pain sufferers cope with their spine, neck, and back pain with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutrition advice, and exercise direction. Sleep – adequate sleep – is added to that list for a good purpose!

CONTROLLING BACK PAIN

Since low back pain often is a condition for life that is intermittent, a condition that is handled rather than cured, it’s a good thing that researchers are looking into just how a back pain sufferer can take charge of the West Palm Beach back pain and the frequency that it ‘rears its head.' Question any back pain sufferer and you’ll know that warding off a pain episode is a goal. But how? Researchers are looking at sleep, fatigue, emotion, and more to figure that out. Chiropractic Care introduces the term “flare” as it relates to a back pain episode.

BACK PAIN FLARE

A West Palm Beach low back pain flare is one that incorporates intensified pain, paresthesia, or muscle tension, increased duration of symptoms, decreased functional (social, cognitive, physical), and negative emotions. Researchers found that back pain sufferers don’t describe their back pain to be a flare just because of increased pain, therefore healthcare professionals need to look beyond the pain to see what else is going on around the pain event, what psychosocial factors are involved. (1,2) The mind-body connection cannot always be ignored! Nor can the time of day that pain is felt.

PAIN: MORNING NOON AND NIGHT

Patients suffering with low back pain for over 3 months were studied to see what might trigger a flare up of their pain. Researchers found that poor sleep quality and morning pain were threats for such flare-ups. Increased pain risk grew with days of more afternoon and evening pain, fatigue, and fear of activity. Sleep is recommended to decrease the intensity, frequency, and risk of back pain flares.  (3) Sleep quality also plays a role in how West Palm Beach back pain is experienced.

SLEEP QUALITY

A study of sleep quality in mature adults in six middle-income countries found that women experienced more sleep problems. Further, age, depression, low back pain, and poor self-rated health were also significantly associated with sleep problems. (4) Sleep, perceived stress, and anxiety play a role in chronic low back pain. Fortunately, sleep quality is able to mediate anxiety, making sleep a reasonable recommendation in the treatment plan. (5)

CONTACT Chiropractic Care

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Ted Siciliano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his use of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction to ease arm pain and numbness that was keeping him from sleeping.

Make your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment now. Let’s talk sleep next time you are in for a visit!

 
Chiropractic Care presents research that says good sleep helps keep back pain at bay.  
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