Sandy Springs Back Pain Benefits from Good Sleep

Exercise tip of the month: sleep. Weird? Not at all! Sleep is just as vital as exercise for pain management including management for back pain. Cross Chiropractic Center helps many Sandy Springs pain sufferers cope with their spine, neck, and back pain with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutrition advice, and exercise direction. Sleep – good sleep – is added to that list for a good reason!

CONTROLLING BACK PAIN

Since low back pain often is a condition for life that comes and goes, a condition that is handled rather than cured, it is a positive thing that researchers are looking into just how a back pain sufferer can control the Sandy Springs back pain and the frequency that it ‘rears its head.' Question any back pain sufferer and you’ll know that keeping the pain away is an objective. But how? Researchers are looking at sleep, fatigue, emotion, and more to figure that out. Cross Chiropractic Center introduces the term “flare” as it relates to a back pain episode.

BACK PAIN FLARE

A Sandy Springs low back pain flare is one that consists of intensified 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 increased pain, therefore healthcare professionals need to look past the pain to know what else is influencing the pain event, what psychosocial factors are involved. (1,2) The mind-body connection cannot always be ignored! Nor can the time of day that pain is experienced.

PAIN: MORNING NOON AND NIGHT

Patients suffering with low back pain for more than 3 months were studied to see what might bring on a new episode of their pain. Researchers found 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 recommended to decrease the intensity, frequency, and risk of back pain flares.  (3) The quality of sleep also plays a role in how Sandy Springs back pain is felt.

SLEEP QUALITY

An analysis of sleep quality in mature adults in six middle-income countries uncovered that women experienced more sleep problems. Additionally, 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 able to mediate anxiety, making sleep a reasonable recommendation in the treatment plan. (5)

CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Ted Siciliano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses his use of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction to deliver relieving treatment for his arm pain and numbness that was preventing him from sleeping.

Set up your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment today. Let’s talk sleep next time you’re in for a visit!

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