Man sitting on bed grabbing his backBest Mattresses for Back Pain

Choosing the best mattresses for back pain after experiencing a car accident in the Twin Cities can be a complicated prospect. Traumatic induced back pain varies from person to person and can change over time, but the one thing we know here is Soli Chiropractic for sure is that back pain that is caused from a car accident can seriously undermine your ability to get enough quality sleep. It is important to consider firmness along with overall comfort level of a mattress and its ability to support specific spinal conditions. Your mattress is a significant investment: consequently, making the right choice requires both research and consultation.


Types of Back Pain

If you have been involved in a car accident, whether it is in Brooklyn Park/Brooklyn Center/Maple Grove or other Twin Cities suburbs the pain that you experience must be matched with the proper mattress. In the past, people were advised to select the most firm mattress available to help offset back pain. For example, sciatic pain does not need a firm mattress. A semi-firm mattress would provide the best sleep for sciatica suffers. Upper spine and neck pain experience from the traumatic car accident presents a different problem. Again, a semi-firm mattress with orthopedic pillow would probably be your best choice to provide quality sleep.


Best Support versus Overall Comfort

Sciatica pain would indicate that medium levels of firmness were more beneficial for lower back discomfort, thanks to a combination of support and pressure distribution. Pressure points are significant consideration in mattress selection in any case, but become even more critical when back problems are present. While very firm mattress exacerbated pain levels, a very soft mattress would be equally painful. The term supportiveness, as it relates to mattresses, refers to the degree to which Ed keeps the body on a level plane, versus allowing some portions to sink down or to be lower than others. Again, moderation is generally the best choice for both support and firmness.


Selecting the Right Mattress for Your Back

Although most experts recommend replacing your mattress if it’s eight years or more old, a new study recommends replacing your bed every five years if you suffer with back pain. The study went on to show that those individuals sleeping in new beds reported significantly less pain. When testing beds, you should feel no arching of the spine whatsoever when lying on your back. When lying on your side, there must be no pressure on shoulder or hip.


We here at Soli Chiropractic recommend visiting a local mattress retail store when you have plenty of time to explore and test. Spend time talking with the sales consultant and be prepared to describe your specific pain profile, sleeping habits and current mattress type. Take your pillow along and plan to spend at least 15 minutes testing out each of your top three choices before making a selection. Although there is no one magic choice of mattresses for back pain after car accident, doing a little research and trusting a professional to point you in the right direction will help you make the correct selection.


As always, feel free to share this article with your friends and family. You can always contact Dr. Soli here at the clinic if you have any questions or concerns on proper mattress selection after your car accident. If you or somebody you know has been involved in a car accident please contact or call us at 763-560-0750.  look forward to our next article five things to consider when buying a mattress for your back pain after a car accident in the Twin Cities.