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Tonawanda Back Pain Benefits from Good Sleep

The exercise topic of the month is…sleep?! Weird? Not at all! Sleep is just as important as exercise for pain management as well as back pain management. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation helps many Tonawanda 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!


Since low back pain many times is a condition for life that is intermittent, 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 take charge of the Tonawanda back pain and how often it ‘rears its head.' Question any back pain sufferer and you will know that keeping the pain away is a goal. But how? Researchers are studying sleep, fatigue, emotion, and more to find out. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation introduces the term “flare” as it relates to a back pain episode.


A Tonawanda low back pain flare is one that includes intensified pain, paresthesia, or muscle tension, longer duration of symptoms, decreased functional (social, cognitive, physical), and negative emotions. Researchers found that back pain sufferers do not consider their back pain to be a flare just because of increased pain, so healthcare professionals need to look past the pain to visualize what else is influencing the pain episode, what psychosocial factors are at play. (1,2) The mind-body connection can’t always be overlooked! Nor can the time of day that pain is felt.


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 found that poor sleep quality and morning pain were risks for such flare-ups. Increased pain risk grew with days of more afternoon and evening pain, fatigue, and fear of activity. Sleep is suggested to decrease the intensity, frequency, and risk of back pain flares.  (3) The quality of sleep also plays a part in how Tonawanda back pain is experienced.


An analysis of sleep quality in mature adults in six middle-income countries found that women had 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. Luckily, sleep quality is able to mediate anxiety, making sleep a practical recommendation in the treatment plan. (5)

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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 keeping him from sleeping.

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Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation presents research that says good sleep helps keep back pain at bay.  
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