You’ve had a long day at work or looking after the younger ones, and you finally begin to relax and have some time to yourself… then the back pain starts and gets worse as the evening wears on.
And you think to yourself, why? it hasn’t hurt all day so why now when you want to relax and unwind before you go to bed?
We know these thoughts make our patients feel helpless and frustrated, so this blog is for you, our patients, to understand why your back pain worsens at night and the natural, pain-med-free way to tackle the aches that stop you from sleeping!
We’ll take a closer look at what causes back pain at night, the reasons your back pain gets worse at night and how to naturally treat the signs of back pain before they take over your evening.
What Causes Back Pain?
As a busy parent myself, I understand the struggles of working all day and rushing to take care of the kids. But the real problems come when our bodies don’t cooperate with our lifestyle and back pain gets worse at night.
Possible causes of back pain can come from poor posture, a pulled muscle from heavy lifting or another underlying problem.
Have you been sitting at your desk all day in a slouched position without taking the time to readjust your posture?
Or have you been to your child’s football match and have been running around after them causing a small strain in your lower back?
It’s also important to note that back pain may not always bother you until you’ve finished the activity you’ve been doing. It can creep up on you when you least expect it, like relaxing on the sofa at the end of a gruelling day or when you finally crawl into bed for a restful sleep.
Common Reasons Your Back Pain Worsens At Night
This brings us nicely to our next section! There are a variety of reasons you might get back pain at night, but we’ve picked out a few that could be the culprit.
The biggest reason is simple, yet is actually surprising! Your body is never really at rest during the day while you’re working or out running errands.
So as the hours wear on, the muscles that have been doing the hard work become fatigued and sore culminating with a throbbing pain that can make your evening agony!
Another reason that’s closely related is that once your body ceases activity, muscles can become tense, joints are stiff and you feel as though you are “locked” into place.
This stiffness and aching can often be accompanied by cramping sensations and unimaginable pain as you try to settle down and sleep for the night.
A very important point to make is that when our bodies are alert we can process pain better and don’t feel it as much, but when our senses are dulled at night when we’re relaxed, the back pain worsens and become disruptive to your evening!
Looking For Signs Your Back Pain Is Worsening
I cannot stress enough the importance of looking for signs that your back pain is worsening. It is crucial to take preventative steps to ensure that your pain does not become unbearable, especially at night.
Back pain can often intensify during the night, making it difficult to sleep and leading to further discomfort throughout the day.
By paying close attention to your body and taking proactive measures, you can take control of your pain and improve your quality of life.
Don’t ignore the warning signs, act now and take steps to prevent your back pain from worsening. Trust me, your body will thank you for the restful night’s sleep!
Is Your Back Pain Already Impacting Your Sleep And Rest?
Have you been experiencing back pain that’s affecting quality time with the kids and it’s starting to get you down?
We know as a parent it can be difficult to keep track of your own health as well as the kids, but now is the time to take your back pain problems into your own hands and get the expert help you need to become pain-free and enjoy an exciting summer with the little ones.
So we’re offering you the chance to do just that! Throughout June we’re offering you a free summer-ready back pain assessment where you can come into our family-friendly clinic, speak to a member of our expert physical therapy team, and finally get to the cause of your back pain.
Your physical therapist will also help you to explore treatment methods that best suit you, your lifestyle, and your recovery!
To take advantage of our free summer-ready back pain assessment, fill in our simple web form or contact us by telephone at (410) – 721- 6333.
Other Resources For Back Pain
Why not download your copy of our free back pain report containing simple ways to end your back pain without medications or surgery?
Read Our Blog – Why Does My Back Ache?
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