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How a mattress affect back pain?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unknown

Although there has been a lot written about mattresses and back pain, there has never been a definitive study proving there is any correlation between back pain and sleeping surface.

In brief: Unknown

Although there has been a lot written about mattresses and back pain, there has never been a definitive study proving there is any correlation between back pain and sleeping surface.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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