Sleep deprivation can affect our health in many different ways. It has many causes and contributes to a number of other issues. Whether you have back pain that is keeping you up at night or your sleep deprivation is causing pain in your muscles, there are solutions. The providers at Trinity Orthopedics are always ready to help you relieve pain and get back to a healthy, happy life. Back pain arises from a variety of causes, including lifting, bending, pushing, twisting, and pulling – all very common movements.
However, sleep itself can also cause back pain, and back pain can lead to sleep deprivation. Sleeping in a crooked position or in an off place – a couch, a car, etc. – or not sleeping can lead to pain in the back, particularly the lower back.
What’s the Link?
Studies have shown that sleep deprivation can lead to a number of serious conditions, ranging from heart disease and heart attacks to strokes, diabetes, and of course back pain. As far as back pain and sleep loss are concerned, what comes first? Since one can cause the other, it can be hard to know which is a symptom of the other. The two lend to each other, and the treatments can vary depending on what your doctor focuses on. Our providers believe that curing back pain helps regardless of whether it’s a symptom or a cause. That’s why we do everything we can to relieve pain.
Relieving Pain and Getting Back to Sleep
If you are experiencing back pain caused by or causing sleep deprivation, we are ready to help you. Both of these conditions affect the way you live and work, so relieving even just one of them is a step in the right direction. Our in-house physical therapists will work with you to establish an exercise and stretching regimen that will loosen your back and allow you to move more freely. We also offer a variety of options in pain management that can relieve your pain or at least make it tolerable enough so that you can get back to bed. Are you hurt? We can help! Call or contact us to schedule a consultation with our providers.