Do you suffer from back pain first thing in the morning? Do you find it difficult to sleep through the night because of the pain? These tips can help you sleep through the night and wake up pain free.
Retire Your Old Mattress
Much of the back pain people experience at night is caused by an old mattress. Worn out mattresses are not supportive enough for the spine, causing discomfort throughout the night. Investing in a new medium-firm mattress may correct the problem right away.
Slow It Down
It is important to take time to ease into your day before hopping out of bed. Set your alarm a few minutes earlier so you can take the time to move slowly first thing in the morning. Your muscles will be tight from sleeping and need time to warm up properly.
Place Your Pillow
Depending on whether you sleep on your side or back, you can place a pillow to better support you through the night. For back sleepers, place a pillow under your knees to take some of the pressure off of your lower spine. For side sleepers, putting a pillow between your knees can give your back some relief.
Work Your Core
Whether you work out or not, strengthening your core is important for overall back health. Integrating some abdominal workouts into your routine will help with core strength, which will reduce back spasms throughout the night.
Our chiropractic team of wellness doctors, Vasili Gatsinaris, DC, QME, James Kim, DC, Adam Abulghualya, DC, BS, ART and Caprice Leonard, MA, ATC specialize in chiropractic and wellness care. Our Irvine chiropractic office is located near John Wayne Airport, convenient for people living in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Santa Ana and other surrounding Orange County communities.
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