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Memory Foam Mattress
It help because: You adjusted the position to the most comftable one. ...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
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
Is there any additional benefit to sleeping on gel-infused memory foam versus regular memory foam mattress pads / pillows?
No: Sleep on whatever allows you to get a good night's rest & wake up refreshed w/o any aches or pains. Same goes for hard vs soft mattress and for (thickness of) pillows. Makes no difference whether coils are individually wrapped or not. Or if cotton or wool or whatever. Don't buy into mattress ad hype. ...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 slept on a memory foam mattress for 1 night without airing it out and it was smelling. I'm 5 weeks pregnant & worried about the harm.?
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
My son is 20 with17 degree scoliosis. What mattress would u recommend? Thinking nova 12 inch memory foam on flatbed.
Best quality for $: Forget about his size curve, it does not factor into your choice of bed. You want a bed that is comfortable-usually a relatively firm mattress that is good quality for cost or has a good term warranty & return policy! all mattresses will wear out especially if not rotated regularly and if you are heavy or obese. Our ancestors slept on leaves, branches , grasses & even hides! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello! What is the best mattress/mattress topper for a person with spondylolisthesis? Memory foam, down, pillow top, hard?
You have to: Test it out for yourself and find what works for you! ...Read more
I have had laminectomy on oct1st, 13. Still facing little sciatica pain, i usually sleep on soft foam, tell me which mattress to buy. Memory or latex?
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
Are mattresses with a memory foam layer safe for children of 6 and 10? Is there a risk of them inhaling their Carbon Dioxide while lay on their front?
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