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How You Sleep May Affect Your Back

By Tom Herrin

It really is not a big deal the way people sleep.  It is often a matter of habit.  There can be times, however, when people find themselves with little rest after what they believed was a night's sleep.  It may be for a number of reasons, but one of the most common contributors to poor sleep, and discomfort in their backs, is sleep position.  Everyone may have a different style that works for them, but some of these can work better for an individual than others.  If you find yourself losing sleep with painful results, a visit to a chiropractor may put the pleasure back into life.

Which Way is Up Can Be Important

It may not matter a lot just how someone sleeps, but then again, it may make a huge difference.  Sleeping on the stomach can place a strain on the back muscles.  Doing so over and over can take a toll on the back.  Those who sleep on their backs would do well to have a pillow behind their knees helping to maintain some natural curve to rest the spine.  Sleeping on the side can be made better by using a pillow between the knees to help keep the joints in better shape.

Chiropractors Can Relieve Pain

When people receive treatment from a chiropractor, they usually are given an adjustment.  This is a way of manipulating the spine so that the injured joint is restored to its proper position.  This also can take the pressure off of the the nerve and relieve pain.  It is natural, so no pain medications are used.  This means no chance of addiction or side effects.  Chiropractors will often suggest exercises to help muscles that support the back and good sleep positions for you to consider.  It can mean a better feeling of overall health.

A Regular Treatment Plan Can Mean Good Health

Those who receive pain relief provided by a chiropractor often want to continue the healthy feeling.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that can make that happen for anyone.  They are open days and evenings, weekdays and weekends.  No insurance is required, no appointments are needed at any of their more than 425 locations nationwide.  If you wake up feeling back pain, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and get relief.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Diego, Calif.

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