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Can A Memory Foam Mattress Actually Cause Injury To The Back
Do memory foam mattresses cause forward head posture. I got one 6 months ago and i'm starting to have back problems. I don't know if its the mattress.
Maybe: I am not aware of any medical studies showing that memory foam mattresses cause forward head posture or back pain. In fact, there are few studies showing a link between mattresses and back pain, although a 2003 study showed that a majority of patients did better on a medium firm mattress. ...Read more
What causes bad back pain and stiffness in the morning? I have even got a new memory foam mattress and there is no change. Mid and lower back pain.
See doctor : Most likely musculoligamentouss and a good back excercise/stretching program will help,but you should see an orthopedist to be examined and get at least x-rays to rule out other causes ...Read more
Possible: While there is no such thing as one best mattress for everyone or the perfect mattress for a person with back pain, sometimes changing the mattress can help particularly if it is over 10 years old. For anyone with back pain that does not get better, I do recommend seeing a doctor to make sure there is nothing serious going on.The vast majority of back pain syndromes are benign, some can be serious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies with severity: The extent and duration of memory impairment vary depending on how severe the initial injury was. Mild injury usually produces temporary symptoms, while more severe cases with damaged brain tissue will cause permanent loss of function. Much will depend on the location of the damaged tissue. ...Read more
I was pain-free when i went to bed but had lower back pain this morning. Same mattress...Possible cause? Do not recall any injury yesterday.
"Sleep wrong": Assuming you have only back pain, done nothing physically unusual in the preceding few days, and are not menstruating/ovulating, then most likely your sleep position strained your back or compressed the facet joints in the back of your spine. Either way, such pain should be short-lived. If it isn't, something else is wrong. ...Read more
Back Pain: It seems like it would be important to have an evaluation to determine where origin of the problem. ...Read more
I noticed i had a black eye this afternoon. No memory of an hitting it or injury. Possible causes for random back eye? No pain. Slightly swollen.
Black eye!: Black eyes comes from a broken blood vessel. The causes are many, from trauma, thin blood (aspirin, ibuprofen, coumadin, ...) to other systemic causes such as liver dysfunction and lymphomas. At age 27, it is very unusual and you should see an internist with a good systemic work-up. ...Read more
Used to wake up with lower back pain. Just got a new mattress (firm memory foam) and now my middle and upper back are sore when I wake up. Now what?
See your doctor: There are many causes of back pain. The first step is to get a diagnosis. There are some arthritis diseases that affect the back as well as other types of inherited or squired changes which can be treated. If you have the most common cause of back pain for your age the main treatment is a regular stretching exercise program. The only way to know the best treatment is to first know the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can rotator cuff injury cause back stiffness/soreness? Also after the pain subsides would foam rolling help faster healing along with exercise?
It can: Usually more so around the upper back by the scapula(the floating bone in the upper back) as this is a place shoulder pain can "refer" to. Foam rolling won't necessarily help with a rotator cuff injury in particular but may help reduce some of the increased tone in the surrounding muscles of the upper back, posterior shoulder that may be affected from a shoulder/rotator cuff injury. Best of luck ...Read more
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