Bad Mattress = Back Pain

A man with back pain

As a chiropractor in Jackson, MI I am asked on a daily basis about mattresses. People that seek chiropractic treatment are commonly dealing with low back pain, sciatic nerve pain, mid back pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain along with stiffness. The question that arises is, "Could my mattress be causing or at least aggravating my condition?" The simple answer is, "YES." A quality nights sleep is vital to health and recovery from any ailment, including back pain and stiffness.

As a Jackson, Michigan Chiropractor my advice would be that if you suffer from chronic low back pain and stiffness, sciatic nerve pain, mid back pain or neck pain that is consistently worse in the A.M, get a new mattress.

Going to the chiropractor as well as having a quality supportive mattress are both vital to your health. If, however you sleep 6-8 hours per night on a non-supportive mattress, it will affect your health in a negative way. From a chiropractic prospective, it is very important to maintain a natural or neutral alignment in the hips and spinal column when resting/sleeping.

The support of a mattress will allow the hips and spine to recover from daily abuses/gravity of standing, sitting, bending, twisting and so on. If we sleep nightly on a non-supportive (sagging, lumpy) mattress this will only add to the daily stresses and lead to back pain and stiffness.

Understanding the make-up of a quality mattress and asking the right questions about the interior of the mattress will help you make an educated decision of what the best mattress is for your individual needs.

Individuals that are considered problem sleepers due to arthritic conditions may want to explore Tempur-Pedic mattresses (made of memory foam) and select comfort (Air Mattress) but most Jackson, Mi residents will choose a conventional BED (Mattress and Box Springs).

Purchasing a new mattress is a big decision that if done correctly, will not have to be done for 810 years. Take your time and research everything possible. When you think you found the one, don't be shy in asking questions about the quality of the mattress. It is highly recommended that you and your partner test it out before purchasing.

Take 10-15 minutes and lie down on the bed preferably at the end of the day when your body is fatigued. The mattress stores in Jackson, MI are accustomed to people testing the mattress. This step of taking 10-15 minutes to test your mattress before purchase, could potentially save you a lot of money and the hassle of returning a mattress. A quality mattress is vital to your health and chiropractic success.

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