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Better Sleep Month: How to Break the Cycle of Insomnia & Chronic Back Pain May 19, 2017

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Better Sleep Month: How to Break the Cycle of Insomnia & Chronic Back Pain, Chaska, Minnesota

May is Better Sleep Month in which the Better Sleep Council teaches Americans how to get more restorative rest and lead a healthy, productive life. For those with chronic back pain, however, this task may seem daunting or even impossible. To ease these struggles, iSpine Pain Physicians are using their chronic pain management expertise to help the Twin Cities reclaim their slumber this month. But first, their board-certified specialists explain, one needs to recognize the relationship between back pain and insomnia.

Understanding the Cycle

back painCommuting to work, sitting at a desk and lifting heavy objects: all three of these actions are common behaviors that irritate the spine. For those who already have chronic back pain, this daytime wear-and-tear often heightens their nighttime discomfort. In turn, these symptoms make it difficult to both fall and stay asleep. The less rest you have, the higher your stress levels become and the harder it is to fall asleep the following night. Thus, the insomnia cycle begins.  

Breaking the Cycle

Recent studies estimates that nearly 60 percent of individuals with chronic back pain experience ongoing sleep disturbances. These problems not only exacerbate uncomfortable symptoms but also interfere with one’s mood, relationships and overall quality of life. To overcome this pattern, you should take two approaches.

back pain specialistFirst, try at-home remedies such as aromatherapy, meditation and heat treatments. They might not eliminate your pain, but they will temporarily reduce your symptoms and make it easier to fall asleep. Second, consult one of iSpine’s back pain specialists. Along with compassionate support, these professionals use advanced, minimally invasive treatments to alleviate your discomfort just in time for a good night’s rest.

With locations in Chaska, Crystal, Delano and Maple Grove, MN, iSpine Pain Physicians is here to help you break the cycle of insomnia and chronic back pain. Call them at (763) 201-8191 or visit their website today to schedule an appointment. For more information on Better Sleep Month, visit the Better Sleep Council online.    

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