Sleep Disturbance in Musculoskeletal Conditions: Impact of a Digital Care Program
This study demonstrates that Sword Health’s program combining exercise, education, and cognitive behavioral therapy is able to influence the negative feedback loop between pain and sleep disturbance. Sword members showed significant improvements in sleep, reduction in pain, positive benefits to mental health, and improved productivity. This is the first study to draw positive connections between a digital musculoskeletal (MSK) care program and sleep disturbance recovery for patients with upper limb and spine conditions, even with severe sleep problems and known poor prognosis factors. These results also reinforce the need to address both physical and mental health in people with MSK issues.