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Pain and Sleep

The Pain /Sleep Connection

We have all had times when our sleep has been interrupted or has been less than ideal. Anyone who has had a new baby or a sick child has experienced sleep interruptions that can last for days or even months. And everyone has experienced a time when a deadline at work prevents us from settling down and getting to sleep. All of these scenarios can keep us from getting the type of restorative sleep that we need.

What if you suffer from Chronic pain?

Chronic pain may be caused by a variety of ailments including Fibromyalgia and Neuropathy or may be caused by an acute injury or previous surgery. Chronic pain can affect many parts of your life. It can affect your ability to do your job, your daily activities, your relationships, and it can frequently disrupt your sleep. In fact, studies have shown that more than 60% of patients who suffer from chronic pain also suffer from some type of sleep ailment. For chronic pain patients with Fibromyalgia, close to 90% of patients may have sleep disturbances that can add to their discomfort.

What does that mean?

If you suffer from chronic pain and you think that your sleep is being affected, a consultation with a sleep specialist is strongly recommended. At Boston PainCare we believe in an interdisciplinary approach to managing your pain and helping you sleep. Not only will you feel better once you begin to sleep better, but treatments prescribed to you for your chronic pain condition will also be more effective in conjunction with good quality, restorative sleep.

If you have not been sleeping the way you should, call us today and schedule an appointment for a sleep consultation.

Rate your pain with our Pain Scale!

You have likely been asked to rate your pain on a scale from “1-10”. But what do the numbers mean? Click below to view the pain scale displayed in every exam room at Boston PainCare.  This pain scale is designed to allow us to understand how much your pain is affecting your ability to manage your daily activities and function.

The Pain Scale

 
Pain Buddy 

Contact us

  • Main Office:
    (781) 647-PAIN / (781) 647-7246
  • Concord Office: (781) 996-6700
  • Natick Office: (781) 895-7980
  • Fax: (781) 290-0720
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