There are almost as many causes of back pain as there are words to describe the pain and related symptoms! Although muscle spasms are the most common cause of back pain, the spine can be susceptible to some of the same problems as other parts of your body (eg, infection). This article summarizes some of the other common and two uncommon causes of back pain.
If you have low back pain, pain doesn’t stop when you go to bed at night. There’s a vicious cycle of back pain and sleep problems that contribute to each other. It can be difficult to sleep well if your back hurts. And sometimes your back hurts more because you’re not sleeping well.
As a runner, you’re susceptible to a number of injuries and strains, especially in the legs. A calf strain can be the result of a variety of conditions, from mild stretching and pain to a partial tear or a torn muscle, notes Running Times magazine.
Since knee pain is a symptom, cures involve treatment of the underlying condition. For most common injuries, taking it easy and keeping up with physical therapy will result in eventual healing and recovery. In the case of tendon or ligament damage, or in event of a bone tumor, surgery is the recommended route.
Sleep position and quality zzz’s aren’t typically on the minds of people when their head hits the pillow at night. However, the way we sleep can have an incredible impact on back, leg, joint and chronic pain.
A good night’s sleep allows your body to repair and rejuvenate as it prepares for another day. If you are waking up tired or with aches and pain, consider your sleep position and talking with a MAPS specialist to learn how to alter your sleep position effectively to get the most out of your night’s rest.