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Largo Back Pain Benefits from Good Sleep

Exercise tip of the month: sleep. Weird? Not at all! Sleep is just as crucial as exercise for pain management as well as management for back pain. Hollstrom & Associates Inc helps many Largo pain sufferers manage 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 many times is a condition for life that is intermittent, a condition that is handled rather than cured, it is a good thing that researchers are studying just how a back pain sufferer can take charge of the Largo back pain and how often it ‘rears its head.' Ask 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 find out. Hollstrom & Associates Inc introduces the term “flare” as it has to do with a back pain episode.

BACK PAIN FLARE

A Largo low back pain flare is one that incorporates heightened pain, paresthesia, or muscle tension, longer duration of symptoms, decreased functional (social, cognitive, physical), and negative emotions. Researchers found that back pain sufferers don’t describe their back pain to be a flare just because of increased pain, so healthcare professionals need to look past the pain to see what else is going on around the pain episode, 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 more than 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 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 Largo back pain is experienced.

SLEEP QUALITY

A study of sleep quality in older 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 associated with 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 reasonable 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 describes his use of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction to deliver relieving treatment for his arm pain and numbness that was keeping him from getting sleep.

Make your Largo chiropractic appointment soon. Let’s talk sleep next time you’re in for a visit!

 
Hollstrom & Associates Inc shares research that says good sleep helps keep back pain at bay.  
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