I have no idea for certain why back pain has become so pervasive in our society. Of course part of the problem certainly relates to an aging population. But I also find many in the younger age groups also experience these same, sometimes debilitating, back concerns. And for many of all ages there appear to be no relief from the chronic symptoms of this often times debilitating condition.
Of course sometimes the physiological cause of the problem may have little or no resolve. In those cases, as really in all cases, the sufferer is only concerned with relief. As I said in a prior article, many lay on a hard surface, even the floor, to relieve the discomfort. Though straightening the spine, thereby putting pressure on the discs can trap the nerve endings and give temporary relief, long term on a hard surface can put pressure on capillaries and rob those same discs from the vital blood flow they need for recovery and rejuvenation. So this spinal compression is only a temporary fix at best, and long term can exacerbate the condition.
Many times I hear sufferers tell me they slept in their recliner instead of their bed. I have to almost laugh knowing that most recliners are more comfortable and body conforming than most mattresses. But the fact is they should not be!
A mattress designed properly to conform to the body in all sleep positions, particularly the side sleeping position, is the best for all sleepers, but carries even more significant attributes to those in pain. These attributes may not only bring temporary relief to the pain and suffering, but can contribute to long term spinal heath, thereby helping to alleviate problems that could have even been the original culprit.
Whether you are a current victim of back discomfort, or just one who is trying to avoid this often times life changing condition, please choose a mattress that can conform to the natural curves of the body, allowing your spine to be relaxed and in as close to its natural curvature as possible.
A MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS WITH MULTPLE ZONES DESIGNED TO FIT THE BODY CAN BE AN EXCELLENT CHOICE FOR EVERYONE, PARTICULARLY BACK PAIN SUFFERERS!
And don’t ever be caught sleeping the night away in your recliner. Buy the right bed instead!
Author: Eric Hinshaw