We have written at length in previous articles about the importance of getting a good night’s rest to your health, but today we are taking a closer look at the problem of chronic back pain and how it can be prevented. Back pain is one of the most common kinds of chronic pain and it can make your life miserable. The good news is that whether or not you currently suffer from lower back pain it can be prevented with the help of the right mattress.
How your mattress might be hurting your back
If you have been waking up in the morning and find it a struggle to get out of bed because of back pain that you know isn’t tied to an injury that you have sustained, the most likely culprit is the substandard mattress you spent the night on. During the course of the night, our body is supposed to be healing the aches and pains, not making them worse. However, if your bed is keeping your spine in an unnatural alignment and not providing adequate support then long-term use will tend to lead to lower back pain.
What areas of your body are leading to your pain?
You back problems aren’t only caused by your mattress being unable to support your back. To be sure, older mattresses with sinkage in the middle are notorious for putting unnecessary pressure on your vulnerable lower lumbar region. However, you would be surprised how much of your lower back pain begins in your neck area. Your spine runs the length of your body, and continuous unimpeded circulation throughout the entire spine is very important to ensure healing. A bed that is too soft may cause a kink in the neck, whereas those that are too hard present their own discomfort which may lead to sleepers using more pillows than are necessary. The level of support in the hips is also a problem that finds its way to the back, especially for those who sleep on their sides. Hard mattresses are especially tough on the hip area, creating a pressure point in the nerves that can cause painful muscle contractions throughout the night.
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