Physician Tips on Sleep Strategies with Back Pain
With the advent of new technologies, the lifestyle of we humans are completely changed. We are now spending more time on desktops than on the field. This has come with many health issues and back pain is one of them.
Evolutionarily, humans gave up walking on four legs, so as to get more work done with hands, the whole grunt of this came to the spine. Various adaptations made our spine more susceptible to injuries and fatigue.
Biomechanically, Any deviation to the” Ideal posture” leads to disastrous implications. This is why back pain is the leading cause of comorbidities throughout the world these days. Though there are several other factors for back pain, muscle weakness is the most common and leading cause.
That is why ergometric posture, work office designs are being more and more recommended these days.
Sleep and pain are intricately related as they share similar pathways and neurotransmitters. Recent shreds of evidence state that the effect of sleep on pain is much more profound than the effect of pain on sleep. Sleep deprivation definitely has a drastic effect on pain sensitivity. Many studies have shown that females are more sensitive to pain than males and young people have more pliability than elderly populations.
This all leads us to debate “ How should we sleep?”