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Back Pain and Insomnia: Let a Chiropractor Help!

By Genevieve Cunningham

A lack of sleep is no joke. When we don't get the sleep that we need, we often feel rundown, irritable, sick, and just plain bad. But it's even worse when the insomnia from which we suffer is caused by a current pain. And for many people with back pain, this is a frustrating reality. Back pain is a really common ailment, and it can unfortunately get in the way of quality sleep. So if this is your situation, what can you do? To get rid of the pain and the insomnia, take a look at why you should turn to a chiropractor today.

What Causes Back Pain?

There might be many different causes for back pain. For some people, the cause is an old injury. When the back is injured, the pain and side effects can linger for years. For other people, the cause may be fatigue. Exhaustion can create various aches and pains within the body. Other possible causes of pain include muscle tension, joint restrictions, too much work, and an unhealthy spine. And still, many causes of back pain go undiagnosed. Finding the cause of your pain is the hardest part, but once you do, it's easier to find relief. 

How Does Back Pain Affect Sleep?

If you've never tried to fall asleep while in pain, you're really lucky. Most people understand this particular struggle. No matter where the discomfort is located, it's hard to ignore it long enough to fully relax. When the pain is in the back, relaxing can be especially challenging, as many find that the process of relaxing hurts even more for a while. Though you may eventually be able to fall asleep, you'll likely get fewer hours and less quality sleep because of the pain. 

How Can a Chiropractor Help?

Chiropractors may be able to use gentle manipulation to remove joint restrictions from the spine. When these areas are corrected, it can lead to pain relief, which then leads to sleep. Regular care has also been proven to boost health as a whole, and better overall health usually leads to each system functioning more efficiently. If you want more sleep, eliminating pain and improving basic health through chiropractic care is a great place to start. 

If you would like to add chiropractic care to your life, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without any extra stress or hassle. Chiropractic care is a great way to get rid of back pain, and getting rid of back pain is a great way to encourage more sleep! Get your sleep, health, and life moving in a positive direction beginning with a stop at The Joint Chiropractic today.

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

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