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Malverne Back Pain Benefits from Good Sleep

The exercise topic of the month is…sleep?! Unusual? Not at all! Sleep is just as vital as exercise for pain management as well as management for back pain. Malverne Health & Wellness helps many Malverne pain sufferers manage their spine, neck, and back pain with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutrition advice, and exercise direction. Sleep – adequate sleep – is added to that list for a good reason!

CONTROLLING BACK PAIN

Since low back pain often is a condition for life that is intermittent, a condition that is managed rather than cured, it’s a positive thing that researchers are looking into just how a back pain sufferer can take charge of the Malverne back pain and the frequency that it ‘rears its head.' Ask any back pain sufferer and you’ll know that keeping the pain away is a goal. But how? Researchers are looking at sleep, fatigue, emotion, and more to find out. Malverne Health & Wellness shares the term “flare” as it relates to a back pain episode.

BACK PAIN FLARE

A Malverne low back pain flare is one that consists of heightened pain, paresthesia, or muscle tension, increased 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 heightened pain, therefore healthcare professionals need to look beyond the pain to know what else is happening around the pain event, what psychosocial factors are at play. (1,2) The mind-body connection cannot always be overlooked! Nor can the time of day that pain is experienced.

PAIN: MORNING NOON AND NIGHT

Patients suffering with low back pain for over 3 months were studied to see what might precipitate a new episode of their pain. Researchers found that poor sleep quality and morning pain were threats for such flare-ups. Increased pain risk grew with days of more afternoon and evening pain, fatigue, and fear of activity. Sleep is recommended to reduce the intensity, frequency, and risk of back pain flares.  (3) Sleep quality also plays a role in how Malverne 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. Luckily, sleep quality is capable of mediating 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 ease arm pain and numbness that was preventing him from getting sleep.

Make your Malverne chiropractic appointment soon. Let us talk sleep next time you are in for a visit!

 
Malverne Health & Wellness presents research that says good sleep helps keep back pain at bay.  
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