Why Does My Back Hurt in the Morning?
Do you wake up and have lower back pain?
Many people experience back pain first thing in the morning, especially when moving from lying down to standing. Stiffness in the morning is usually because of decreased blood flow while sleeping, and symptoms usually subside after moving around.
However, some people experience morning back pain more often than normal. Persistent back pain can be caused by:
- Poor posture
- Underlying medical conditions
To help reduce back pain first thing in the morning, consider the following:
- Sleeping positions: If you’re constantly feeling back pain in the morning, your sleeping position could be the culprit. Poor sleeping positions can put pressure on your spine. If you’re a stomach sleeper, you may experience back pain more frequently. Doctors recommend sleeping on your side or your back with a pillow between your knees.
- Bad mattress: Switching out your old mattress for a new one could help reduce back pain. Switching out a mattress older than 9 years old can improve sleep quality, reduce back discomfort, and reduce stress.
- Disc degeneration: Degenerative disc disease is a natural result of aging and wear and tear on your body. This age-related condition occurs when spina discs between your vertebrae begin to deteriorate. This can cause pain and discomfort that may be worse in the morning. Treatment includes chiropractic adjustments or wearing a corset or back brace for back support.
How Can a Chiropractor Help with Acute and Chronic Back Pain?
A specific structural correction chiropractor treats the root cause of your pain, not just the symptoms. Why is that so important?
If you pluck a dandelion flower from your garden, the weed seems to be gone for a few weeks, only to return. However, if you dig up the dandelion’s root, it does not come back. It is the same for issues caused by an underlying structural problem.
If you’re tired of treating the same symptoms, give something new a try. Sit down with a professional at Pivotal Chiropractic and tell them about your conditions. After an examination, you may learn that a real solution is not as far as you might think, and chiropractic care could be what you’ve been looking for.
Come to Pivotal Chiropractic for a Chiropractor Who Puts You First!
We understand that healthcare choices are critical decisions and that you have many different options to treat back pain in Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities. If you have back pain, neck pain, or tingling or numbness in your hands and feet, it’s time to see a chiropractor. To schedule a complimentary consultation, contact us at 734-221-0362.