Back Conditions that May Benefit from an Adjustable Bed
Sleeping on an adjustable bed may help alleviate your back pain —but it’s not right for everyone. Getting a good night’s sleep can be difficult when an individual is recovering from back surgery or has chronic back pain. For anyone who has difficulty getting or staying comfortable enough to sleep on a flat mattress, it may be worth considering if an adjustable bed is a better alternative. An adjustable bed has the potential to help anyone who feels better in an inclined position, such as when sitting in a recliner, rather than when lying on a flat mattress. It is not uncommon for people with back or neck pain, or other joint conditions such as shoulder arthritis or pain, to feel better in this position.
Do you feel better in a reclined position?
As a general rule, if you find relief from your back pain by resting in a reclined position you will benefit from an adjustable bed. An adjustable bed may be especially beneficial if you suffer from one of the following conditions:
- Degenerative spondylolisthesis. Sleeping with your knees and back elevated can ease your lower back pain caused by degenerative spondylolisthesis.
- Osteoarthristis. Lying in a reclined position can reduce the osteroarthtis pain in your spine by minimizing joint compression.
- Spinal Stenosis. Leaning forward can alleviate your spinal stenosis symptoms, so an adjustable bed may be a great pain-relief option.
You may also want to consider purchasing an adjustable bed if you’re scheduled for back surgery—many people prefer sleeping in a reclined position during their recovery.
After having low back surgery or neck surgery, some patients feel that an adjustable bed is more comfortable than a flat mattress. Like most choices when it comes to mattresses, this is largely a matter of personal preference.
It is important to remember that the patient’s personal preference for sleep comfort and back support should ultimately determine which type of bed or mattress is best. There is no single type of bed or mattress that works for all patients.
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