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Chiropractic Tip - Mattress Key to Lower Back Pain

By Sandy Schroeder

When lower back pain gets a grip on your life, quick, strong responses are crucial.

Harvard Health says lower back pain can be the difference in maintaining mobility, or not, in middle age. Individuals need to stay active and trim, treating and managing back pain to make the most of their lives.

Getting the right mattress and finding the best treatment are two key ways to address lower back pain.

Getting the Right Mattress

The right mattress can be key to your health. If you do not sleep well at night, you are less likely to function well the next day. Choosing the right firmness is important.

Very firm questioned - Harvard Health cited a survey of 268 people with low back pain that found people using orthopedic (very hard) mattresses reported the poorest sleep. Sleep quality between firm and medium-firm mattresses was the same.

Soft mattresses - They adjust to your body, which may help your joints align, or you may sink so much that your joints twist while you sleep.

Testing firmness -  You can put a plywood board under your current mattress, or place the mattress on the floor. You might also look for the right firmness by staying at a friend’s house, or a hotel. Keep going until you find the right mattress for your back.

Getting the Best Treatment

I have seen two people in my family go from busy lives to near shutdown existences, when lower back pain took over. Fortunately, their chiropractors made the difference, helping them find drug-free solutions as they reclaimed their lives.

If you are having lower back pain, The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you is well equipped to help you. Experience and training come together in the Joint’s licensed doctors of chiropractic.

The focus will be on your back pain and the response will be focused on your spine. A gentle, targeted spinal adjustment may help you achieve far-reaching pain relief and a renewed sense of well-being. Together, you and your chiropractor can put together the best treatment program to help you fight pain and strengthen your back.

Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to find out more about affordable personal healthcare plans that require no insurance, and flexible weekend and evening hours that require no appointments.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Lexington, S.C.

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