What Is the Right Mattress to Relieve Back Pain?
If you suffer from chronic back pain, you probably know that sleeping on the right mattress can help relieve your pain and can mean the difference between waking up in pain and getting through your day pain-free. The wrong mattress can actually worsen lower back pain. But a mattress designed to help your back and alleviate pain must be comfortable enough to help the user sleep well. Combining support and comfort is a task some mattresses cannot handle.
There are a bunch of mattress companies out there that claim they offer the best lumbar support, but even with the correct support for your back, you end up sacrificing comfort and quality. It is impossible to find a mattress that offers the best support for your back pain, the comfort of a good night’s sleep, and still be affordable.
That is, until now. With our Juna Sleep System, our mattresses are fully customizable, allowing you to have both the support you need and the comfort you want. And since our Juna Sleep mattress comes with a lifetime comfort commitment, Juna will be the last mattress you will ever have to buy.
What Are the Major Types of Back Pain?
Back pain can be acute, subacute, or chronic, which depends on the length of time the pain lasts. Acute is short-term pain, maybe from a pulled muscle from lifting something too heavy. Subacute is usually from a more serious strain or injury that lasts from four to 12 weeks. Chronic back pain lasts for a longer length of time and could be the result of a serious accident or injury or an untreated back problem that has gotten worse over time.
Some common types of back injuries are:
Herniated discs, also called ruptured or slipped discs, occur when the gel-like substances that cushion and separate the discs in your back become damaged or experience wear. Herniated discs are often very painful since, with the absence of the gel, it often results in a nerve being pinched or damaged. Often it is treated with medication, physical therapy, or surgery.
Muscle strains are usually the result of an injury or from overusing the muscles. Called most often a lumbar (lower back) strain, it is caused when ligaments separate, stretch, or tear. This form of back pain can either be acute or subacute, depending on the extent of the injury. Sometimes lumbar strains occur from overuse over a long period of time.
Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal, which causes pain when nerves are compressed. Spinal stenosis can result in treatable, milder pain to more severe conditions and even permanent damage, if left untreated.
Nearly always the result of an injury, such as auto accidents, falls, or trauma. People with spinal fractures often must wear a brace to immobilize the spine so it can heal correctly.
Osteoporosis and other signs of aging
Osteoporosis occurs when the bones become weaker and more brittle and are prone to breakage. With aging comes a decrease in bone density and with that decrease comes an increase in the likelihood of fractures. This condition happens more frequently in women over 65 years old but can show up in older men, as well.
What Can Patients Do to Alleviate Discomfort?
No, we are not a medical practice and we don’t pretend to be. That being said, we do know quite a lot about mattress comfort and solid support for sleepers. Here are some things that medical practitioners recommend for their patients suffering from back pain:
- Keep moving if you can. Your doctor may recommend stretching or strengthening exercises to do as you recover.
- Use the best posture you can when walking or even sitting. If you have been prescribed a brace, wear it.
- Use assistance, if needed, such as pillows or towels to support you, braces as prescribed by your doctor, or devices to aid you in movement.
- If you smoke, quit. Smoking affects your overall health and delays recovery in many cases.
- Eat a healthy diet and maintain optimal weight.
- Use an alternating treatment of heat and ice to relieve inflammation.
- Use over-the-counter oral medications or creams to relieve pain and inflammation. Ask your doctor about supplements that can improve your bone health as you continue to get better.
- Sleep on a mattress that offers both comfort and support. Juna Sleep Systems are easily customized for your best sleep, even while you suffer from back pain.
Always check with your doctor before taking any medical advice or altering any of your activities.
Are You Ready to Experience the Juna Bed Lifetime Comfort Commitment?
Juna Sleep Systems are unique in the way you can customize a Juna mattress for your best sleep, even if it is different from your partner’s. In fact, the mattress adjusts even if your comfort level changes as your body changes. Since our comfort needs change about once every seven years, Juna has a mattress that can also change as your sleep comfort changes. If you have a back injury, your comfort requirements are probably different from after your injury heals. If you take part in new activities, if your health or your body changes, or if your preferences simply are different from a short time ago, our Juna sleep system is easily customizable to accommodate those changes.
Come into one of our three convenient store locations to see what all the excitement is about. We welcome you to lie down and try out our mattresses. We even offer a 120-day free trial just so you can take your mattress home and try it. See for yourself why your Juna Sleep mattress is the last mattress you will ever need to buy.