Morning Back Pain
Back pain in the morning is the worst way to start the day
Waking up can be a nightmare when you live with morning back pain. Often the pain is at its most intense immediately upon waking, and may dissipate throughout the day to the point where you feel almost no pain at nighttime.
Symptoms of back pain in the morning include:
- Tightness, stiffness, reduced range of motion
- Sharp pain that makes movement difficult
- Feelings of frustration and stress associated with lack of sleep and pain
Causes of morning back pain
One of the most common reasons for morning back pain is muscle imbalance associated with spinal misalignment. When your spine is allowed to remain out of alignment, some muscles are overused while others are underused; certain muscles naturally become tighter because of this and pull your spine further out of alignment. These problems then compound, causing disc degeneration and nerve impingement. The body’s natural reaction to all this is to tighten and muscle spasms frequently result.
What to do about morning back pain
If you are suffering from a cycle of recurring back pain in the morning, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today. We use natural, low-risk modalities to maintain spinal alignment and heal injuries related to muscle strain and tightness. Whether back pain is stopping you from sleeping or wreaking havoc with your mornings, we will detect the true cause of your pain and set a course for treatment.