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How a mattress affect back pain?

How a mattress affect back pain?

Support: A good mattress needs to be able to provide support for your spine, yet still be comfortable. A worn mattress looses its ability to support the spine and will often lead to back pain. A temporary measure for a worn mattress is to place plywood between your mattress and the box spring. This may firm up the mattress and temporarily provide you with more support. Flipping the mattress may also help. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Which mattress for back pain is most effective?

Which mattress for back pain is most effective?

No answer: You have to try one until you find one that makes your back feel good. In general one that provides more support is better. ...Read more

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What type of mattress is best if back pain?

What type of mattress is best if back pain?

Personal: Mattress choice is best left up to a personal decision. Most of my low back pain patients prefer firm support, but it is not the choice of all the patients. The best advice is to go to a mattress store and pick what suits you best. The most expensive and/or the most features may not necessarily be the best for a given person. ...Read more

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Is a tempur-pedic mattress effective to manage back pain?

Is a tempur-pedic mattress effective to manage back pain?

Back Pain: It seems like it would be important to have an evaluation to determine where origin of the problem. ...Read more

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Will using a board under a mattress help with low back pain?

Possibly: Placing a plywood board under a mattress can help with low back pain, especially if the current mattress is old, too soft or sagging. If, however, the mattress is firm or relatively new, the board will probably do very little in terms of helping with back pain. ...Read more

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Can a too-firm mattress cause morning achiness, neck & back pain? How do I find a mattress that is both comfortable and provides proper support?

Usually no: Spine doctors rec the firmest mattress that you are comfortable on. The softer the mattress, the more out of alignment the spine is during sleep. The best way to choose a mattress firmness is to lie on your side on the mattress and have someone look at your entire back, neck to buttocks. Your spine should be completely straight. ...Read more

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Im 25, workout for 5 years. Sleep on old mattress, recently been having lower back pain, hard to bend. My left chest stings from time to time, why?

Im 25, workout for 5 years.  Sleep on old mattress,  recently been having lower back pain, hard to bend. My left chest stings from time to time, why?

Nonspecific : Low back pain is very common, and usually related to muscle-spine problems that aren't dangerous. Stinging in the left chest doesn't point to a single diagnosis. Try things like stretching or yoga. Consider changing your mattress. If you're worried, see your primary care provider for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more