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Do You Wake Up With Back Pain? Try This

By Virginia Laird

Across the nation daily there are many who experience back pain before ever getting out of the bed. If this sounds like something you too are struggling with, chiropractors have shed some light on the reasons you may be suffering, and what you can do to rid your life of this discomfort. A few things recommended include:

  • Check your mattress
  • Try changing your sleep position
  • Stretch before bedtime 
  • See your chiropractor often

Check Your Mattress

There is a great deal of research that suggests that any mattress over the age of eight should be replaced. The truth is that mattresses do break down. Chiropractors say that when mattresses begin to sag, it is evidence of the beginning of it falling apart. While many believe that simply flipping the mattress can help with these sagging areas, it doesn't fix the problem. Check your mattress and if it is older than eight years, consider replacing it. 

Try Changing Your Sleep Position

Chiropractors insist that those who sleep on their stomach are more likely to experience back pain. Stomach sleeping can lead to shifting on the vertebrae, causing restriction and pain as you awake in the morning. Instead, chiropractors say it is best that you sleep on your back. This sleep position allows for the spine to find its natural position which is best for the back. If you experience back pain, it may be time to consider changing your sleep position right away. 

Stretch Before Bedtime 

Stretching prior to going to bed can help your body rid itself of tension that may have built throughout the day. These stretches do not need to be anything too strenuous. Instead, chiropractors say they should include the back and the neck, and can be simple. If you are serious about kicking your back pain, make tonight the night you add stretching to your bedtime routine.

See Your Chiropractor Often 

For the millions who struggle with extreme back pain, it may be imperative to seek the advice of your chiropractor. According to research, routine chiropractic care is beneficial in pain management and prevention. While you are visiting with your chiropractor, together you will determine the best plan to meet your pain needs. When you are ready to begin making routine chiropractic care part of your healthcare routine, drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community. With more than 500 locations nationwide you are sure to find one nearby. And with no appointment necessary, getting your plan started can be as easy as stopping by at your earliest convenience. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Phoenix, Ariz.

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