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Do You Wake Up with Back Pain?

By Virginia Laird

Have you ever been startled in your sleep with excruciating back pain? Millions across the nation report having issues with exactly this. Chiropractors suggest there are several reasons for pain to set in while sleeping. If this is you, it may be time to consider getting help (and professional advice) on how to improve your sleep. Some of the reasons for people to struggle with painful sleep include:

  • Your mattress is too old
  • The sleep position you love can be harmful
  • You are skipping out on routine visits to the chiropractor

Your Mattress is Too Old

If your mattress is older than eight years old it is time to replace it. As a mattress ages, the structure breaks down and can cause lumps and sags, which are the culprits for back pain. When the body is at rest, it is best for the spine to be in correct position. The next time you change the sheets, take a good look at your mattress. All the sags and slopes you consider to be broken in are the reason you wake up with pain.

The Sleep Position You Love Can Be Harmful

Are you a stomach sleeper? If so, this is most likely the reason you suffer with back pain while sleeping. Although side sleeping is not the best way to sleep, it is better than sleeping on the stomach. Chiropractors suggest the best way to sleep to avoid back pain is on the back. Changing the way you love to sleep can prove to be difficult, but well worth the challenge.

You are Skipping Out on Routine Visits to the Chiropractor

If you are skipping out on routine chiropractic visits, it is time to get with the program. Chiropractors use small adjustments to restore function to the spine. As the spine moves, it can cause restrictions which leads to pain. Visiting your chiropractor regularly can prevent and manage back pain.

If you are ready to begin managing your back pain, drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community. With more than 400 locations nationwide you are certain to find one near you. There are no appointments necessary making it convenient to drop in when you are ready to begin taking control of your back pain. Consider stopping by on your way home from work today.

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

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