How the Right Mattress Can Ease Lower Back Pain
Do you constantly wake up with lower left back pain? This is common for many people, and most people believe it’s a result of their daily activities. However, it’s very possible the mattress you’re sleeping on is playing a big role in bringing you the pain you wake up with every morning. If you’ve seemingly tried everything to get rid of your back pain, maybe it’s time to take a serious look at your mattress and make a change if needed.
Understand The Components of A Quality Mattress
Knowing the components of your current mattress and comparing those to other mattresses is a good place to start. A spine and orthopedic center will suggest looking at not only the padding of a mattress, but also the inner springs. The inner springs provide a great amount of support, and there’s no set amount you need. The type of mattress you need depends entirely on how you sleep and your personal preferences, but understanding the components can help you narrow down your options.
Choose A Mattress With Good Back Support
Some mattresses are focused on being as soft as possible, which isn’t necessarily always great for your back. In order to prevent waking up with lower left back pain, you need to find a mattress that supports the alignment of the spine. You don’t necessarily need to invest in a firm mattress to get maximum support, but a mattress that fits your weight and spine curvature may help.
You Shouldn’t Sacrifice Comfort For Support
One thing medical professionals will tell you is you can’t sacrifice comfort for support when it comes to your mattress and back pain. If you sacrifice comfort, then you won’t sleep as well, which could lead to being fatigued more easily and potentially injuring yourself throughout the day. Finding a balance between comfort and support is important, and entirely possible. A medium-firm mattress is usually the ideal option since it keeps the body aligned, but adds the comfort factor as well. And if you need a little additional comfort, you can find one with a slightly thicker padding.
DBC Active Spine Care specializes in spine adaptive functional restoration for people experiencing back pain. We aren’t only concerned about temporarily relieving you of your back pain. We also want to ensure you are put in the best possible situation to prevent back pain in the future. To learn more about the processes and procedures we’ve used for our 150,000+ patients over the years, feel free to contact us at any time.