Did you know that over 10 million Britons suffer from back pain? The pain may vary from slight to intense and from short-term to chronic. More than 5.5 million workdays are lost every year in the UK due to back pain.
The back pain may be less noticeable throughout the day when your brain is busy with other matters and your muscles are at work. However, whenever you lie down and want to relax, the back pain may intensify.
If at the time your back settles on the mattress, you don’t get proper comfort and pressure relief, the pain won’t go away. In fact, it may become stronger in the morning, making it harder to start a new day.
The Importance Of Spine Support
Whenever we spend more than 15 – 20 minutes lying in the same position, our bodies mould into it. That’s why it’s highly important to spend the long sleeping hours in the right position, which can support your spine.
Our spine supports our heads, keeps our bodies upright, and supports the spinal cord. The spine is divided into three sections and three curves, which require support. If the curves are not maintained properly, the pressure on the bones is increased, the muscles are stressed, and you can say “hello” to chronic back pain.
The right mattress is the key to providing ideal support for your spine and help alleviate or prevent back pain. If the mattress is too hard or too soft, it can worsen the problem instead of dealing with it. Of course, a mattress can’t treat severe back conditions, but it can help you fight them.
Different Types Of Back Pain
The types and causes of back pain differ greatly. People suffer from acute and chronic back pain, upper and lower back pain, muscle spasms, spinal stenosis, and much more. Back pain can radiate to the limbs and come together with leg and neck pain. It can even be ‘deferred’ to other parts of the body.
The choice of mattress should depend on the kind of pain you are suffering from. That’s why there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to choosing a mattress. Don’t believe the numerous ads claiming that they are selling the ideal mattress for everyone. There is no such thing.
Each person is different. Each body is prone to a certain type of back pain. Each sleeper has his or her own preferences. Testing a mattress and speaking to an expert before buying is highly important.
How Can Bedknobs Help You Deal With Back Pain?
At Bedknobs, each one of our staff members has extensive experience helping clients choose the best mattresses for their back problems. We arrange convenient mattress-testing sessions for each buyer. We recommend taking as much time as you need to choose the right mattress in order not to worsen any existing back problem.
Call us to get free advice today. We are always happy to see you in our showroom, where you can test a big variety of mattresses.