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Back Pain While You Sleep? Try This

By Virginia Laird

Do you find yourself tossing and turning trying rid your night of unwanted back pain? You are not alone. Each year, millions report experiencing back pain severe enough to interrupt sleep.  Chiropractors say that before you start thinking your issue is something serious, there are a few tips you can try to give your pain the boot. Some of these include:

  • Stretch before bed
  • Check your mattress
  • Try sleeping on your back 

Stretch Before Bed

Chiropractors recommend that stretching before getting into the bed can be helpful in getting rid of your back pain. These stretches should include the back and neck. This can help release tension that may have built throughout your already long and stressful day. Chiropractors teach that these stretches can be simple. There is no need to bring out the yoga mat and break a sweat. Keep in mind that these are meant to relax the body. Give this a try before you hit the sack tonight. 

Check your Mattress

For those struggling with back pain night after night, it may be time to check your mattress. Although there are many who believe that a mattress can last forever, this is not the case. It is recommended that a mattress older than eight years should be replaced. You will know when it is time because your mattress will begin to sag in a variety of spots. When you see this, make sure to begin planning to get a new one soon.

Try Sleeping on Your Back 

There is a correct way to sleep that can help prevent back pain. Chiropractors preach that sleeping on the back is best when trying to prevent such pain. If you are a side or stomach sleeper, making this change can be a real struggle. However, it is worth the effort if your are serious about putting back pain behind you. 

For those who experience back pain on a daily basis, routine chiropractic care may be the remedy you need. Chiropractors work to manage and prevent your back pain. If you are ready to begin this journey, locate your nearest The Joint Chiropractic and consider dropping by after work. With more than 475 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one in your community. And with no appointment necessary, getting your personalized pain prevention plan started is as simple as going by at your earliest convenience.

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

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