Is Your Mattress Giving You Back Pain?
One of the hardest body conditions to cure and treat is one relating to chronic back pain. This issue affects millions of people in the world. The issue of back pain has called the attention of many professionals leading to various topics, giving rise to various opinions. It is of a general concern that the type of mattress used is the leading cause of back pain.
A mattress that provides comfort and back support helps reduce back pain. Back pain can arise or worsen through sleeping on a wrong mattress, this is because the less support you get from a mattress, the more tendencies you have to develop a poor sleeping posture, which causes strain on the muscles and also cause the spine not to be in alignment, all of which results in back pain.
What does chronic back pain have to do with a mattress?
The spinal cord has three gentle curves, the C-shaped cervical spine curve that provides support for the head, the C-shaped thoracic spine that holds up the upper body and the C-shaped curve of the lumbar spine(in your lower back) that serves as the foundation of your back.
It is therefore important to maintain the alignment of the curves of the spinal cord when lying on the bed, failure to do this leads to chronic back pain. When a person sleeps, a lot go on in their bodies that are linked to their backs. An example is while sleeping, pressure is gradually released from the vertebrae, this is because the person is lying and not standing. The upper part of the body is not applying pressure to the spinal cord.
The spine and the muscle supporting it rest while a person sleeps at night. A horizontal sleeping position gives room for proper alignment while a person lies in bed for several hours.
Beds which are too hard puts pressure on the spine increasing more chances of pain, and beds which are too soft makes the body rest at an irregular angle, preventing tense muscles from relaxing which then leads to development of pains in the back. Regardless when the pain occurs -- while lying on the bed or after waking up -- it indicates a possible spinal dysfunction or misalignment, which can be best managed by going through a chiropractic treatment.
Back pain can be upsetting causing an alteration in normal day to day activities. Thus, choosing a comfortable bed facilitates better rest, reduces soreness and pain and helps to prevent back pains too.
What type of mattresses is right for me?
Generally, soft beds are better for side sleepers while firm beds work better for back sleepers.
In addition, the materials of the mattress (including the type of pillows used) do play an important role. In fact, the choice of beds can vary widely according to individual conditions and circumstances. To find out your best choice of bed, consult with us at Chiroconcepts. Our experienced chiropractors in Singapore will be glad to offer the best recommendation.
What is Chiropractic Treatment?
Basically, Chiropractic is a form of effective therapy commonly concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system (the arrangement of muscles and skeleton), especially the spine. This disorder affects the general health of a person through the nervous system, through vertebral subluxation.
Chiropractic is a health care profession that is dedicated to the non-surgical treatment of the disorder of the nervous system and or the musculoskeletal system. It is primarily used as a pain relief alternative for muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissues such as cartilage, tendon and ligaments.
How does chiropractic treatment help to relieve back pain?
The best treatment for back pain relief is chiropractic. Chiropractic is a common practice people use when seeking relief from back pain, sports injuries, muscle strains, pain in the neck, arms and legs. It also helps to relieve headaches.
However, in chiropractic treatment of back pain, a manual adjustment which involves the joints, using controlled, sudden force to improve range and quality of motion, is done. Chiropractors maintain a focus on spinal adjustment and treatment of surrounding structures. Spinal adjustment and chiropractic care have been known generally for the safety they provide and the effectiveness in the treatment of acute low back pain, the type that occurs when a person moves a heavy object.
It is therefore essential for patients to provide chiropractors with their accurate medical history, including ongoing medical conditions, current medications, surgical history and lifestyle factors. This provides chiropractors a good basis to start treatment. Chiropractors may perform physical examinations, use lab tests or a diagnostic imaging to determine if treatment is suitable for your back pain.
To experience the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment, feel free to book a session with our highly trained chiropractors in Singapore at: https://chiroconcepts.com.sg/contact-us/
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