"Curing Sudden Pain At Night"
Deb Hoffman says her back has been bothering her for years. At the end of her rope, she has been meeting with Houman Danesh, MD, assistant professor of anesthesiology and rehabilitative medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and director of the division of integrative pain management at the Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Danesh says that Hoffman has a pinched nerve in her back. This can hurt around the clock, but Dr. Danesh says back and other kinds of pain can feel more intense at bedtime. He says most pain when you sleep comes from specific areas – neck, shoulder and back. “For some people with neck and shoulder pain it’s an easy fix, you just need the proper pillow,” he says. Minor adjustments can make a big difference, like staying hydrated and stretching before bed.
- Houman Danesh, MD, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Rehabilitative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, Division of Integrative Pain Management, The Mount Sinai Hospital