Old Mattresses Proven To Cause Chronic Back Pain

If you are sleeping on a mattress that is five years old or more and have chronic back pain and stiffness, a major university study proves that switching to a new mattress from The Healthy Bed Store in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville can significantly reduce your back pain.

Published in the January 2006 issue of The Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, this study performed by the Oklahoma State University found that participants who suffered from persistent back pain found immediate and significant relief by switching to a new mattress and that the improvement persisted long after the mattress change was made.

The study analyzed the difference in lower back discomfort, spinal stiffness, overall sleep quality and comfort in 59 participants who slept on their own 5+ year old mattress for four weeks, then slept on a new mattress system for the same four weeks.

All subjects reported immediate and sustained benefits in all areas of measurement, regardless of age or weight but those that entered the study with elevated back pain complaints reported a 63 percent improvement in back pain relief.

As a practicing pain therapist for over 13 years, I tell my customers with back pain that buying a new mattress is an essential part of the treatment plan for chronic back pain, along with structural bodywork, chiropractic treatments and proper stretching. But… if you wake up every morning with back pain, you need to determine if your mattress:

  • Has had more than 5 years of nightly use? Even though it has a 20-year warranty, most name-brand pillow-top mattresses are designed to last about 5-8 years.
  • Does it have stains, soil, or tears. Does it sag? If so, the integrity of the materials in the mattress is gone, just like if you were driving on bald tires.
  • When you lie down on the mattress, does it feel the same as when you first tried it at the store. If not, it’s time to face the reality that your back is trying to tell you – it’s time for a new mattress

The Healthy Bed Store is the only sleep and wellness center in Sacramento, located in Folsom, that can custom design a new mattress for you, from Certified Organic, natural latex and certified non-toxic memory foam, we have the selection you cannot find in any other store in this area.

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