Everyone wants to get a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, many cannot. They twist and turn throughout the night because they are trying to get comfortable. Much of this is as a result of lower back pain, neck pain, and more. Visiting Physio & More can provide relief of the pain so you can avoid waking up with neck pain.

Why do I wake up with neck pain in the morning? 

There may be various reasons why you are waking up with neck pain every morning, and it may have nothing to do with your neck itself.

Give your neck some support it does look after your head afterall.

One of the first and most obvious reasons is that you are not providing enough support for your head and neck on your bed. You may be sleeping on a pillow that is not designed for the way that you sleep. This is why there are pillows especially made for back sleepers and side sleepers.

Forget your stars, your spine is out of alignment

Another reason is that your spine is out of alignment. When this happens, you are trying to make yourself comfortable, but your spine is affecting your overall level of comfort. There may be an issue within your lower back and your neck moves at an angle to accommodate the misalignment. The problem with this is that you then wake up with a stiff neck and worse.

Your 1st appointment with an osteopath – what’s involved?

When you go in for an appointment with an osteopath, you can learn about what’s going on. Diagnostics can be run if needed, including a physical examination and an x-ray, to see what and where the problem is with your back.

The difference between chiropractic and osteopathy 

Once the Osteopath can pinpoint the issue, treatment can be then started.

Whereas chiropractic treatment uses a  ‘manual manipulation’ or ;’adjustment’, Osteopaths use a range of far less invasive techniques such as massage therapy, joint articulation to help relieve the pain in your back as well as the muscles and tendons.

Depending upon the level of misalignment, it may take several treatment sessions in order to make a difference. Each time you go in for treatment, you are likely going to notice an improvement in the way you feel. You may find that you have more energy, more flexibility, and less pain. You may also be able to sleep more soundly at night.

Regaining your wellbeing 

As your spine becomes properly aligned, everything connected to the spine is going to work in a more functional way. You won’t have to twist and turn throughout the night and this will allow you to get a better night’s sleep and avoid waking up with pain in your neck, which can travel throughout the rest of your body.

Why it is a good idea to not ignore your neck pain

Neck pain is a sign that something is wrong. It’s best not to ignore it and that’s why you should make an appointment with an Osteopath as soon as possible. It can be the most effective way to rid yourself of the pain and being able to move forward.

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