Beds and Back Pain

Back pain can be, well, a pain – but you can do a lot of things to help yourself feel better. You don’t always have to take pain killers or just suffer because you don’t feel well and things hurt when you move. One of the things you can definitely try before you consider medication is changing the type of bed that you sleep on. Some beds are too hard for people and some of them are too soft – and each person is different when it comes to what they like to sleep on and what feels best to their back. Even if you think you like a particular firmness of bedding the best, you owe it to your back to try out some other options. Beds and back pain often go hand in hand, and changing the kind of bed you sleep on can be an easy fix for common back problems.

What Kind of Bed to Get for Back Pain

Because everyone is different, the type of bed you need might not be the same type that another person with back pain would need or want. That’s important to keep in mind, because you shouldn’t let what someone else is using influence what you’re using. It can be hard to choose what bed works best, though, and you don’t want to keep buying mattresses, only to get rid of them a month later because they didn’t help. Fortunately, there are mattresses that are adjustable. They use air pressure or other means to become firmer or softer, depending on what a person wants. With a mattress like that, you can try it several different ways until you find what works for you and what’s the most comfortable for your back. It may not take all the pain away, but it should be helpful to you.

More Than Just Beds and Back Pain

Beds are important when it comes to addressing back pain, but they aren’t the only thing to think about. If you’re using a different mattress of you’ve experimented with a lot of different options for your sleeping arrangements and your back still hurts, it might be wise to see your doctor. He can determine if there’s some other problem that’s causing your back pain. If there is, you can get it treated with painkillers, specific types of exercise, or other methods. There are all kinds of ways to improve your back pain, and a different bed is only one of those.

If your doctor doesn’t find anything specifically wrong, you can rest assured that it’s pain which can likely be helped by finding the right mattress, box spring, or other bedding combination. Beds and back pain are often tied together, so going out and finding the right bed is something that back pain sufferers should do. Even if it’s frustrating, don’t give up on the idea that you can find the right bed to ease your back pain. It’s out there, and you’ll locate it if you just keep looking and stay willing to try new things.

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Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT

Jesse is the co-founder and visionary CEO of The Healthy Back Institute®, the world-leading source of natural back pain solutions. His mission as a former back pain sufferer is to help others live pain free without surgery and pharmaceuticals.

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