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Stop Going to Bed With Back Pain: Try This

By Virginia Laird

Every day there are millions who wake up in the morning having experienced back pain through the night. Although there are some who think this is normal, there is no reason such pain needs to be included in your reality. Chiropractors would encourage you to seek help in solving this problem. Research indicates that back pain, as you sleep, can be a result of a variety of simple issues. Chiropractors have offered a few tips to help you resolve your back pain including:

  • Stretch before sliding between the sheets
  • Consider replacing your mattress
  • Check your sleep position

Stretch Before Sliding Between the Sheets

Chiropractors say that adding light stretching to your bedtime routine can help the body relax while releasing tension that could be causing your pain. This stretching session should be brief and include stretches for the back and neck. To help manage your back pain, give this a try right away.

Consider Replacing Your Mattress

If you cannot remember when you last purchased a new mattress, it may be time to go shopping. Chiropractors say that a mattress that is too old can be the reason for your pain. If you notice your mattress sagging, this is a clear sign your mattress is on its last leg. Before you hit the pillow tonight, take a minute to look at your mattress to determine if that could possibly be the cause of your back pain.

Check Your Sleep Position

Finally, chiropractors encourage those who struggle with back pain while they are sleeping to check their sleeping position. While sleeping on your back is the best choice when it comes to caring for your spine, many prefer stomach or side sleeping. Chiropractors say that both of these options can put unnecessary stress on the joints of the spine. Consider trying to sleep on your back tonight and see if it helps eliminate your pain.

After using all these tips, if you still need help with your back pain, turn to those who know best. Routine chiropractic care has helped millions get rid of back pain. Chiropractors look closely at the joints of the spine. Using adjustments, they release restrictions, which are the culprit of much pain. Chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic work with you to determine what you need; together you establish a course of action to help manage and prevent your pain. With more than 475 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one nearby. And with no appointment necessary, getting started on your routine care is as easy as dropping by at your earliest convenience. 

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

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