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Why Is Nocturnal Back Pain a Red Flag?

When the lights go out, does your back pain turn on? This night-time nuisance can signal deeper issues. You might be looking at a range of underlying conditions, including but not necessarily limited to spinal misalignment, disc degeneration or nerve compression, all of which warrant a thorough evaluation by a chiropractic professional.

Here are some other reasons why your nocturnal back pain can be a red flag:

Impact on Sleep Quality

Getting enough quality sleep is a health necessity. Unfortunately, back pain affects sleep patterns, leading to fatigue, irritability and difficulty functioning. Chronic sleep disturbances can also elevate stress levels and potentially compromise immune function.

Inflammatory Conditions

Inflammatory conditions like arthritis or autoimmune disorders could be the source of your nighttime back pain. These conditions can cause increased stiffness and inflammation in the spine that may intensify during periods of inactivity, such as sleep.

Neurological Symptoms

If you’re experiencing persistent back pain accompanied by neurological symptoms such as numbness or tingling, the nerves may be involved. To prevent further complications, it’s crucial to seek prompt care for conditions such as spinal stenosis, herniated discs or pinched nerves.

Postural & Ergonomic Factors

Poor sleeping posture (e.g. stomach sleeping) or unsupportive bedding and pillows can worsen back pain at night. Your chiropractor can advise on proper sleep ergonomics and recommend adjustments to your sleeping positions or supportive devices. These changes can alleviate discomfort and encourage proper spinal alignment during sleep.

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If you’re experiencing nocturnal back pain, we want to help address the root cause of your discomfort. At Platinum Spinal Centre Kingston near Hobart, we use state-of-the-art examination techniques to diagnose your condition and customised chiropractic adjustments to relieve
your pain and help you heal.

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