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There is nothing worse than tossing and turning at night. Especially, when you are in need of a good night’s sleep. Being unable to sleep properly due to back pain can lead to many sleepless nights. This ultimately has a negative reaction on the body’s ability to heal as it needs rest and sleep to do this.
Many people, whether they experience back pain during the day or not, can find that once they are lying down their back pain is more severe and leads to greater discomfort. The reason for back pain at night isn’t always clear. However, it can sometimes be attributed to:
The most common area that individuals identify as causing discomfort during the night is in the lower back. Most will find that one side of their back will always be more painful than the other. It is not uncommon to also experience pins and needles in one or both legs.
If you are experiencing back pain at night which is impacting your sleep, try out tips listed below:
Back pain at night that continues should be assessed by a physiotherapist. Treatments such as dry needling, soft tissue massage and a tailored exercise programme can help to relieve back pain. Low impact activities such as Pilates can also be very effective.
Here at Ballsbridge Physiotherapy Clinic, our chartered physiotherapists are experts in treating back related injuries. If you would like to book an appointment, please contact us here.