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Chronic Low Back Pain and Sleep


It would appear to be common sense to associate chronic low back pain with some form of sleep impairment, but like all things in the science world we shouldn’t make such assumptions without some evidence.

In a recent study by Grainne A et al. in February 2011, a review of the literature to determine if there was an association between chronic low back pain and sleep found that chronic low back pain was associated with reduced sleep duration and sleep quality; increased time taken to fall asleep; poor day-time function; and greater sleep dissatisfaction and distress.

Thus the benefits of managing chronic low back pain with chiropractic care, remedial massage therapy and acupuncture may include a good nights sleep and better day-time function.