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Doctor insights on: Best Mattress For Back Problems

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I already have back problems from tumbling but my old mattress isn't helping the matter either. What can I do if we can't afford a new mattress?

I already have back problems from tumbling but my old mattress isn't helping the matter either. What can I do if we can't afford a new mattress?

Exercise: One of the most effective solutions for anyone with back pain/problems is to strengthen the muscles of the torso with exercises that target flexibility and strength building in the muscles of the abdomen, upper back, and lower back. Just be sure to have your doctor make sure there are not any more serious issues before you begin a new exercise regimen. ...Read more

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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.

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

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What is the recommended mattress topper for someone with back problems/sciatica?

What is the recommended mattress topper for someone with back problems/sciatica?

Hard to Say: Everybody is different regarding there needs in sleep. I would test out a few before committing to one. ...Read more

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I have severe back problems. What's the best way to lose some weight?

I have severe back problems. What's the best way to lose some weight?

There is no secret: The only way to reliably lose weight is burn more calories than you take in. That will require exercise to increase your metabolic rate, and scaling back some of your intake. It really doesn't matter how much you eat, as long as you burn more than you take in. There are many exercises you can to to burn calories that will also help strengthen your core in hopes of avoiding back surgery. ...Read more

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Can memory foam beds make lumbar back problems worse?

No although certain: Body positions and inadequate sleep can affect your back symptoms. In general a mattress should be comfortable and moderately firm or supportive. ...Read more

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Why do memory foam beds make lumbar back problems worse?

Why do memory foam beds make lumbar back problems worse?

It could be one of : several reasons. You could be a stomach sleeper which is generally not a good position for someone with a back problem. The memory foam may not allow to easily change positions during your sleep. The memory foam may not offer enough firmness for your back to be supported. ...Read more

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I got back problems! usually after doing stuff around the house. What is the best home remedy?

I got back problems! usually after doing stuff around the house. What is the best home remedy?

Depends: As long as you dont need depens (penicillamine) and your legs still work, resting, use of a hot pad that won't burn, nonsteroidals, and waiting for a week or so before spending unneccesary money on useless tests such as xrays mri's and nerve conduction tests.---and I do these tests in the office, as well as nerve blocks. After the back is better, start on williams exercises to prevent further attacks, but go slo. ...Read more

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Extreme lower back problems! what is the best treatment for this?

Several ways: You must be proactive in terms of lifestyle changes including: weight control, regular exercising & not smoking. Make sure to have adequate sleep & good vitamin d/calcium intake. Most people remain functional without spine surgery for back pain. You may need additional treatment that may include physical rherapy, medication as well as possible pain management techniques. Back support can help. ...Read more

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I have back problems and I can't take my 3 year old daughter with me to go to doctors appointment's cause they give me shots so would this not be best?

I have back problems and I can't take my 3 year old daughter with me to go to doctors appointment's cause they give me shots so would this not be best?

Sorry please try to-: reword this so it makes sense. if I am reading this right, best to leave the child at home, better for you and the examining doctor! ...Read more