Back Pain is No Joke!
First off back pain is VERY annoying, it hurts and it effects every waking moment.
So finding the best back pain mattress is a life-changer.
You may be asking yourself "is changing my mattresses is the best place to start?" 8 hours a night will make or break your back!
So how do you choose a mattress for back pain?
It's about proper support, spinal alignment and pressure point relief. That's what addresses persistent upper and lower back pain as well as shoulder and neck pain.
The truth is, all our mattresses are pretty amazing but some outperform others in terms of back support and back pain relief.
Top 4 Best Mattresses for a Bad Back
- The Dormeuse mattress... softer. ($4739 queen)
- The Beausommet mattress... firmer. ($4359 queen)
- The Classic 8 Mattress... medium-firm. ($2779 queen)
- The Tatami Mattress... firm-medium. ($2279 queen)
In fact the Dormeuse and Beausommet are tied for first since they offer similar performance but address 2 difference body types. If you have a pronounced lower back arch you'll need the Dormeuse. Little to no arch and you're looking at the Beausommet.
If you suffer from:
- Upper or Lower Back Pain
- Shoulder or Neck Pain
- Cervical Spondylosis, or Arthritis of the Neck
- Pinched Nerve
- Muscle Strain
- Spinal Stenosis
- Cervical Kyphosis
- Whiplash Injury
People who suffer from back injuries related to car accidents have called to thank us for these mattresses. Neck pain alone can often be resolved with one of 3 Essentia support pillows.
Top 5 Tips to Choosing a Back Pain Mattress
1) Is a Firm Mattress really better for your back?
People often confuse firmness with support; however, recent studies show that maximum support and back pain relief are provided by a medium-firm mattress.
95% of orthopedic surgeons in one survey said they believed a mattress plays a role in lower back pain management. 31 million Americans have suffered from acute or chronic back pain.
2) Again, Avoid Firm Mattresses!!!
For all you stubborn folks. According to a study published in the British medical journal, The Lancet, researchers found that patients suffering from back pain were twice as likely to report improvement when sleeping on a medium-firm mattress as opposed to those patients who slept on a firm mattress.
The trial involved 313 adults with chronic lower back pain and backache. As a part of the study, the subjects were randomly assigned to two groups. The first group slept on a medium-firm mattress instead of their normal mattress and the second group on a firm mattress.
When compared to the patients who slept on a firm mattress, patients who slept on the medium-firm mattresses reported reduced incidents of back pain in bed, reduced back pain upon rising from the bed, and reduced back pain related to disability. The study results indicated that a medium-firm mattress provides a better balance between back support and comfort for lower back pain than a firm mattress.
Contrary to popular belief, sleeping on a mattress that is too firm exerts additional pressure on the back, resulting in more back pain for some patients. So the best mattress for a bad back is a medium-firm.
3) Price Doesn't Equate to Quality
When you're buying a car you can often relate the price tag with the quality of the product. That's not really the case when it comes to mattresses.
Finding a mattresses that will help your back pain doesn't have to be an expensive proposition. Going with a natural latex mattressor memory foam mattress is a great start. Avoid springs mattress because this is typically where you'll getswindled.
4) Body Type Matters
Top heavy or bottom heavy, 5 feet tall or 6’5, many factors need to be taken into consideration. The decision of a soft, medium or firm mattress doesn't apply. It depends entirely on your body type and the level of support you need.
5) Know What Needs Addressing
Why do you have back pain? That's the question you need to ask yourself and seek professional opinion if needed. It's often a combination of things from sitting most of your day to bad posture to weak muscles. A great mattress can only do so much. Learn your weakness and address it head on.