Nighttime Back Pain
We often have patients who suffer from Nighttime Back Pain, and while at times the pain can be very severe, one of the major side effects is the lack of rest, people who suffer from nighttime can’t get a good night’s sleep …
So let’s look at what could be causing your nighttime back pain
What Is Nighttime Back Pain?
In general, people who suffer from back pain can get some relief from the pain by lying own, so naturally when you sleep, you get relief from your back pain.
People who suffer from what’s commonly known as nighttime back pain (nocturnal back pain), the pain relief does not go away when they lie down, no matter how hard the person tries to adjust while they sleep. In some cases the pain can actually increase from lying down.
Additionally, a person may not even have symptoms of back pain during their regular day, but when they go to lie down the pain starts to hit and this leads to little or no proper sleep. A study conducted in the UK estimated that up to 44% of people seen by a back pain specialist complained of pain at night.
What Causes Nighttime Back Pain?
The cause of nighttime back pain is not always easy to diagnose at first, as with regular back pain, the cause of the issue can be any of the following
Problems with the way the spine moves or other mechanical problems, the most common of which is disc degeneration. Discs are tissue between the vertebrae that function as a type of shock absorber; the discs can break down with age.
Injuries such as sprains or fractures or more severe injuries such as a fall or an auto accident.
Diseases and conditions, such as scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, or spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column. Kidney stones, pregnancy, endometriosis, certain cancers, and various forms of arthritis can all lead to back pain.
How to treat Nighttime Back Pain?
At Kinesis Clinic we are specialist in offering treatment to our patients who suffer from all types of back pain.
Osteopathy is a primary health care technique, complementary to other medical practices. It is suitable for pretty much any person and can contribute towards the treatment and management of a variety of conditions. Osteopaths primarily work through the neuro-musculo-skeletal system, mostly on muscle tissue and joints, using holistic and patient-centred approaches
Osteopathic treatment doesn’t use medication and is also non-invasive (in contrast to most medical approaches). Even though no drugs are used the treatment has a powerful effect. By simply helping to achieve a significantly better physical alignment the osteopath will work to boost the central nervous system, the lymphatic drainage system and the circulation of blood. Patients are treated by massage therapy, mobilisation of joints, and by the delicate practice of cranial osteopathy.