Is Back Pain Interrupting Your Sleep? – PR Web (press release)

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It’s a vicious cycle: Nagging back pain interrupts your sleep, and the lack of restorative sleep makes back pain feel even worse. Back pain is the most common type of chronic pain, and 50% and 80% of those dealing with chronic pain suffer from ongoing sleep difficulties, according to research published in the Journal Sleep Medicine Clinics. Most likely, your nighttime back pain isn’t just occurring after the sun drops its an extension of occasional or chronic back pain you’re also feeling during daytime hours.

Key Takeaways:

  • It’s a vicious cycle: Nagging back pain interrupts your sleep, and the lack of restorative sleep makes back pain feel even worse.
  • The problem is extremely common. Back pain is the most common type of chronic pain, and 50% and 80% of those dealing with chronic pain suffer from ongoing sleep difficulties.
  • Many patients tell Dr. Chang their symptoms increase if they lie in a particular position, like on one side of their body or another, or on their backs.

“It’s a vicious cycle: Nagging back pain interrupts your sleep, and the lack of restorative sleep makes back pain feel even worse.”

http://www.prweb.com/releases/atlanticspine/nighttimebackpain/prweb14020202.htm

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