West Palm Beach Back Pain Benefits from Good Sleep

The exercise topic of the month is…sleep?! Unusual? Not at all! Sleep is just as crucial as exercise for pain management as well as management for back pain. Moses Chiropractic helps many West Palm Beach pain sufferers manage their spine, neck, and back pain with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutrition advice, and exercise direction. Sleep – good sleep – is included in that list for a good reason!

CONTROLLING BACK PAIN

Since low back pain many times is a condition for life that is sporadic, a condition that is handled rather than cured, it’s a positive thing that researchers are looking into just how a back pain sufferer can control the West Palm Beach back pain and how often it ‘rears its head.' Ask any back pain sufferer and you’ll know that warding off a pain episode is a goal. But how? Researchers are studying sleep, fatigue, emotion, and more to find out. Moses Chiropractic introduces the term “flare” as it has to do with a back pain episode.

BACK PAIN FLARE

A West Palm Beach low back pain flare is one that incorporates heightened pain, paresthesia, or muscle tension, increased duration of symptoms, reduced functional (social, cognitive, physical), and negative emotions. Researchers found that back pain sufferers don’t consider their back pain to be a flare just because of heightened pain, therefore healthcare professionals need to look past the pain to see what else is influencing the pain event, what psychosocial factors are involved. (1,2) The mind-body connection can’t always be overlooked! Nor can the time of day that pain is experienced.

PAIN: MORNING NOON AND NIGHT

Patients dealing with low back pain for over 3 months were studied to see what might bring on a flare up of their pain. Researchers discovered that poor sleep quality and morning pain were risks for such flare-ups. Increased pain risk rose with days of more afternoon and evening pain, fatigue, and fear of activity. Sleep is suggested to reduce the intensity, frequency, and risk of back pain flares.  (3) Sleep quality also plays a part in how West Palm Beach back pain is experienced.

SLEEP QUALITY

A study of sleep quality in mature adults in six middle-income countries uncovered that women had more sleep problems. Further, age, depression, low back pain, and poor self-rated health were also significantly linked to sleep problems. (4) Sleep, perceived stress, and anxiety contribute to chronic low back pain. Fortunately, sleep quality is capable of mediating anxiety, making sleep a practical recommendation in the treatment plan. (5)

CONTACT Moses Chiropractic

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Ted Siciliano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his use of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction to ease arm pain and numbness that was keeping him from sleeping.

Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment today. Let us talk sleep next time you’re in for a visit!

 
Moses Chiropractic shares research that says good sleep helps keep back pain at bay.  
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