Is Your Bed Causing Your Back Pain?

Is Your Bed Causing Your Back Pain?

Did you know that it’s recommended to replace your mattress every eight years? If you’re waking up with back pain, then your bed may be the cause. Factors like the age and quality of your mattress can make the difference between a day full of pain and feeling your best. Discover how your bed could be causing your back pain and some precautions you can take to prevent this from occurring any longer.

Are you ready to seek treatment for your back pain? Contact Peak Chiropractic in Celebration, FL to make an appointment today!

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How To Know If Your Mattress Is To Blame

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Back pain can be caused by anything from excessive stress to physical wear and tear on your joints. While your mattress may be the source of your back problems, it’s important to be certain so that you can take the appropriate actions. To narrow down the cause of your back pain, consider the following questions:

Have You Been Using the Same Mattress for More Than 8 Years?

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A mattress is a major investment in your quality of sleep. But, like all products, it has a shelf life. The average length of time that a mattress retains its quality is eight years. Although this seems like a long time, many households may have mattresses that are decades old without realizing it. It’s important to know that an old mattress can definitely be the cause of your back pain.

Is Your Back Pain Most Noticeable in the Morning?

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If waking up is frequently followed by back pain, then your mattress may be the source. This is one of the most accurate ways to tell since you’ve just spent hours on your mattress. Whether it’s too hard or worn down, a mattress that’s lost its durability can leave your back feeling sore in the morning.

Would You Consider Your Sleep Quality Poor?

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Sleep affects our ability to think, build muscle, and focus throughout the day. If our quality of sleep is poor, it can also lead to physical symptoms including back and neck problems. A bad mattress can cause you to twist and turn at night without finding a comfortable position. If your mattress is affecting your quality of sleep, it’s time to make a change.

Understanding “The Goldilocks Zone”

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If you’ve ever suspected that your mattress is too hard or soft, there may be some truth to it. The Goldilocks Zone is the balance of hardness and softness that is ideal for a mattress. When buying a mattress, it’s crucial to try your choice before leaving to ensure that it’s optimal for your body type, height, and weight requirements.

Chiropractic Treatments Can Help

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Chiropractic therapy specializes in healing back pain and is often effective at treating pain from its source. Until you determine that your mattress is indeed causing your pain symptoms, consider chiropractic care to relax your body and provide a solution for your pain.

Spine Adjustment with Ultralign

With our Ultralign technology at Peak Chiropractic, your spine adjustment is safer and more convenient than ever. Patients remain upright and fully-clothed while watching the changes made to their spine on a monitor. Realigning your spine after sleeping on a bad mattress may be the key to reducing your pain.

Laser Therapy

We provide deep tissue, cold laser therapy that stimulates collagen beneath the surface of your skin to provide relief. This is a painless, non-addictive solution to your symptoms and is effective at reducing inflammation. 

Massage Therapy

Massage is the oldest form of medical care and a highly effective way to relieve back pain. We offer the two following types at Peak Chiropractic:

  • Hydromassage. This innovative form of massage uses the power of water to provide deep relaxation throughout your body. Remain completely dry and fully-clothed while our Hydromassage system does the rest.
  • Infinity Zero Gravity Massage Chair. Our Infinity Zero Gravity Massage Chair provides a variety of deep tissue massages in the places you need them most. We program a customized massage while you sit back and relax, reducing pain and inflammation.

Try Chiropractic Therapy to Relieve Your Back Pain

If you believe that your bed is causing your back pain, realizing it and replacing your mattress can make a huge difference. In the meantime, if your back pain lingers past the morning and into your day, chiropractic treatments can help. Solutions like spine adjustments and massage therapy can reduce inflammation and leave your back feeling strong and pain-free. Call Peak Chiropractic today to schedule a consultation!

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Dr. Stephen Brenan has been a licensed chiropractor for more than 20 years. At his practice in Celebration, Florida, he combines a hands-on, patient-centric approach with cutting-edge technology. He uses this blog to share reliable information about health conditions, pain management, de-stressing, nutrition, fitness, chiropractic practice, and more about health and wellness.

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