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Stop Sleeping with Pain

By Virginia Laird

Are you one who who sleeps with back pain on a routine basis? You are not alone. Regularly, millions admit to struggling with back pain as they sleep. Rather than allowing this back pain to be a constant interruption of your sleep, chiropractors suggest a few tips you can use to help prevent or manage your pain. Some of these tips include:

  • Take up yoga
  • Establish a bedtime routine 
  • Change your sleeping position

Take Up Yoga

For years, chiropractors have encouraged patients to take up yoga as a means to manage back pain. This remains their recommendation today. Yoga is a group exercise class that uses meditation techniques and poses to strengthen the muscles. This is a great way to train the body to use proper posture while managing back pain. Consider checking with your local gym to find a yoga class to try near you. 

Establish a Bedtime Routine

Research provides evidence supporting the idea that a bedtime routine is beneficial in getting a better night of sleep. Not only is this true, but what you include in this routine can help prevent and manage back pain. Chiropractors encourage those who struggle with pain to include stretches in their routine. Tonight, give this a try before you go to bed to see if you can make a difference in your pain. 

Change Your Sleeping Position

Changing your sleep position can play a huge role in your experience with back pain.  Chiropractors say those who prefer to sleep on their stomach may suffer more pain than those who do not. This is because sleeping on the stomach does little to keep the spine straight. It is suggested that the best sleep position is on the back. Changing how you sleep can take a good bit of time, but can make all the difference in your pain level. 

For those with serious back pain, routine chiropractic care care be helpful. Chiropractors focus their care on restoring function to the spine. This is done by using adjustments to release restrictions in the spine. If you are ready to make this care part of your healthcare regimen, stop by the Joint Chiropractic in your community. With more than 475 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one near you. And with no appointments necessary, you can start your routine care when you need it most. 

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

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