4 doctors weighed in:

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?

4 doctors weighed in
Neelam Shah
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Neelam Shah
Neelam Shah
Answer assisted by Neelam Shah, Medical Student
Thank
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Be creative

Use blankets to support the sagging area of your mattress.
You can also try to get it repaired...

In brief: Be creative

Use blankets to support the sagging area of your mattress.
You can also try to get it repaired...
Dr. Michio Abe
Dr. Michio Abe
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified,
13 years in practice
382K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors