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3 Solutions to Late Night Back Pain

By Genevieve Cunningham

There's almost nothing worse than back pain. It's hard to move, hard to get comfortable, and you feel just plain miserable. But perhaps one of the worst situations in which you feel back pain is when it happens in the middle of the night. It feels as though there's nothing you can do. Luckily, middle of the night relief may not be impossible after all. Take a look at these two late night relief options, and one method that works all the time.

Over-the-Counter Meds

One of the easiest and fastest ways to find relief late at night is to reach for an over-the-counter pain medication. This may be something like Tylenol or Ibuprofen. It's something you can get at your local pharmacy without a prescription, and it provides relief from both pain and inflammation. The downside to this option is that it only lasts for a certain amount of time. Once that time limit has passed, you'll have to take another dose or else suffer the pain once again.

A Sauna or Hot Shower

If you have access to a sauna, this can provide relief from multiple aches and pains in the body. Saunas heat up the body and loosen the muscles and ligaments. This makes your body feel more stretched and relaxed, which can help to ease tension and eliminate pain. If you do not have access to a sauna, a steamy hot shower may be able to create the same results. The downside is that this is, once again, only good for a certain amount of time. It may take multiple showers through the night if your back pain is especially bad.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is one of the best ways to protect the back. Chiropractors use gentle manipulation of the spine in order to remove restrictions from the vertebrae. This action can ease tension and eliminate pain. And the best part is that this pain relief is more likely to last for an extended period of time. Those who receive regular care may also notice that the pain is not only alleviated in the present moment, but also prevented in the future. If you're looking for one way to protect the back at all hours of the night and day, chiropractic care may be your best bet.

If you would like to try chiropractic care in your life, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Instead of worrying with high prices and busy schedules, just use the walk-in visits an affordable price pricing plan that are available at The Joint. Pain is definitely a part of life, but we don't have to suffer needlessly. Find a little relief and get moving toward better health beginning with a quick trip to The Joint as soon as today.

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

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