Sciatica insomnia is a real problem which can cause terrible nerve symptoms combined with the inability to sleep. Sciatica sufferers, just like anyone with chronic pain, truly need their rest and especially their sleep. When insomnia strikes due to pain, or other reasons which may occur concurrent with sciatica, patients may just find themselves fighting a losing battle for their health and sanity, as mind and body both betray them.
This essay will provide insight as to why so many sciatica patients also suffer regular insomnia.
Insomnia in back pain sufferers can result from physical reasons, such as drug side effects or interactions, as well as the occurrence of nighttime sciatica pain. After all, it is virtually impossible to get some rest when your body aches all over.
However, far more typical is the emotional reasons which may explain insomnia. These are often the very same issues which may be directly causing or contributing to the sciatica to begin with, although most patients have no idea that this is actually occurring.
The mind and body work continuously together to create all conditions of good health and damaging disease. It is no wonder that pain and sleep deprivation are both typical for people who demonstrate a propensity for psychosomatic sciatica and a variety of other mindbody syndromes, ranging from TMJ to carpal tunnel syndrome.
Not being able to sleep is in itself incredibly stressful, escalating these symptomatic conditions to ever higher levels and presenting a challenging vicious cycle for the affected patient.
For structural pain which keeps you awake all night, it is crucial to seek help from your doctor. Be wary of sleeping aids and powerful pain management drugs, since these offer an easy short-term solution, but in the end, create far more damaging and wide-ranging health issues than sciatica ever could.
Likewise, be wary of doctors who swear by their diagnosis, but have not been able to provide you with lasting relief despite a plethora of treatments. In these cases, the therapy options are rarely to blame, but instead, the diagnosis is typically incorrect.
For pain relief, consider natural methods, such as acupuncture. If you feel that your condition may be misdiagnosed, then certainly consider knowledge therapy as a wonderful alternative sciatica treatment.
Sciatica is enough of a burden to a fully rested person. For a sleep deprived individual, sciatica, back pain, or any chronic disorder, can be a living hell with no end and no real relief.
Many famous authors throughout history have shown a far more enlightened attitude towards insomnia than most highly trained doctors. These literary artists realize that emotional concerns are the first and most logical explanation for sleep deprivation and that the pain suffered in tandem with these nightly tortures is typically linked to the same psychological sources.
I still endure occasional nights of insomnia or terrible dreams which may bring on waves of pain. I find these to be some of the most punishing ordeals a person can endure, since there is little worse than lying awake all night unable to rest. The only thing which can make it spiral downward is suffering from back and leg pain at the same time, which of course, I do.
If you have pain which actually prevents sleep, then it may be wise to revise your symptom management methods. Talk to your doctor to learn more about alternative options which may be effective at night, including heat or ice, TENS and massage. Try to avoid using pain pills or sleep aids at all and certainly not regularly.
If insomnia seems to be emotionally-motivated, then always consider that pain experienced in combination may be, as well.