Addressing Pain and Medical Problems Disrupting Sleep
When addressing a sleep problem associated with chronic pain, it is important to be sure that the patient is getting the best possible treatment for their back pain and within a multidisciplinary approach. Many of the treatments aimed at improving a chronic pain sufferer’s sleep-wake cycle can also be helpful in the treatment of the chronic pain overall, and vice-versa.
Another step in improving sleep is to thoroughly investigate other possible medical problems (other than the pain) that might be contributing to the sleep disorder. Some of the common medical problems associated with poor sleep include:
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