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The most common cause of lower back pain is a torn or pulled muscle and/or ligament that can occur while performing a variety of activities. Sprains affect the ligaments and strains affect the muscles, both caused when over-stretching and tearing of the ligament or muscle. Sprains and strains do not typically cause long-lasting pain, but acute pain can be quite severe.

What is the most common reason for lower back pain?

Many people that live with pain ask, “Is spinal decompression therapy effective?” Spine decompression therapy, combined with rehabilitation, helps re-educate muscles, ligaments, and tendons, so the discs are protected in a healthier environment in the spine. Many patients have actually stated that they look forward to the treatment, as it is usually quite comfortable and well-tolerated, with the added benefit of treating and relieving their pain.

Is spinal decompression therapy effective, you ask? Non-invasive spine decompression therapy is safe and effective without the usual risks associated with injections, anesthesia, or surgery. Each session of treatment is generally comprised of a series of 15 one-minute alternating decompression and relaxation cycles. Treatment slowly and gently stretches the area of the spine while decompressing the discs. This technique often allows for pressure to be relieved from the nerve root and promotes repositioning of the bulging or herniated disc. The frequency the number of sessions prescribed will vary with each patient, taking into account the type of injury to the body, and the severity of the pain.

For many people, recovery from surgery is a long, arduous journey. Pain following surgery is common, but how do you know if your pain is normal, or if falls into the definition of “extreme” pain. Failed back surgery syndrome (also referred to as FBSS) refers to chronic back or neck pain that continues after a back or spine surgery if it does not achieve the desired result. Why not look for back surgery alternatives before committing to invasive surgery.

So what are the symptoms of failed back surgery? Here are some of the more common symptoms, including:

Do you wake up every morning with back pain? Many people experience some back pain after staying in one position for several hours. Some causes of pain are out of your control, such as arthritis, injury, and even aging. But, many people experience back pain caused by stress, bad posture, awkward sleeping positions, and other lifestyle habits that disrupt their sleep. However, if your pain does not go away after you get out of bad and start moving around, there may be other issues to consider, such as an underlying medical condition, a bad mattress, or even your sleeping position.

So how to get rid of lower back pain while sleeping? Consult with a chiropractor to find the low back pain treatments that are right for you! With the appropriate chiropractic care, you can find relief through spinal adjustments, spine decompression therapy, massage therapy, ultrasound, and lifestyle tips to help improve the quality of your life!

Here are five tips that may improve your quality of sleep:

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