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Waking Up in Pain? Try This

By Virginia Laird

Have you ever gone to bed comfortable only to wake up in severe pain?There is no reason that anyone should be waking up with back pain, according to chiropractors. They recommend many tips you can apply to your life to help reduce your chances of experiencing such pain. A few of these tips include:

  • It's time to check your mattress
  • Sleep on your back 
  • Stretch before bedtime 
  • Stop by your chiropractor

It's Time to Check Your Mattress

When you wake up with back pain, your mattress can be to blame. Chiropractors tell patients that a mattress does not last forever, contrary to what people may believe. In fact, mattresses should be replaced as they reach the ripe age of eight years. Research indicates that as they age, the inner workings of mattresses break down which can cause sagging, and can lead to painful sleep. Check your mattress today to determine if your mattress needs to be replaced. 

Sleep on Your Back 

There is a great deal of research that suggests that sleeping on your back is the best position and promotes the least pain. Chiropractors advise patients to work through the process of changing the way they sleep. This can be a difficult battle, and can take some time. Make tonight the night you begin sleeping on your back.  

Stretch Before Bedtime 

Throughout the day the body will inevitably build tension which can lead to excruciating pain. For this reason, chiropractors encourage those who struggle with pain to add stretching to their diet before hitting the pillow. These stretches can be simple, but should certainly include the back and neck. Consider making this part of your bedtime routine tonight. 

Stop By Your Chiropractor

There are many who admit to having trouble with back pain that leads to extreme discomfort. When this is the case, it can be helpful to rely on routine chiropractic care. Chiropractors work to restore function and release tension in the vertebrae using adjustments to the spine. This type of care can help you eliminate and manage your pain. If you are ready to embark on this care, now is the time to 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 care started is as simple as stopping by on your way home from work. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Raleigh, N.C. 

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