Nearly every family in the world has at least one member suffering from chronic back pain. And for all these aching backs, there are just as many pieces of advice on how to lesson your suffering. Sleeping on a good mattress is one of them.
An article from Spine Health, Choosing the Best Mattress for Lower Back Pain, talks about the physical components of mattresses; coils versus sponge, hard versus soft, the number of coils, type of padding, ticking, mattress depth and foundations.
It’s an informative article. Certainly a good mattress should alleviate at least some of your discomfort and allow you a somewhat better night’s sleep.
But one down side is that many of these custom mattresses cost an outrageous amount of money. And after spending from 5,000 to 60,000 dollars for such a stupendous sleeping surface, wouldn’t you expect it be so effective that you’d want to shout from the hills about how wonderful you feel?
Speaking realistically; if a good mattress actually got rid of chronic back pain, millions of people would be happily and comfortably sleeping on expensive cushions.
Effectively Treat The Cause Of Your Chronic Back Pain And Save Money On Your Mattress
A more logical and straightforward approach is to find a way to completely eliminate your chronic back pain. This is done by determining the cause and finding a therapy that effectively treats that cause. But it’s finding that cause that can be tricky and few medical professionals seem to know the common cause of chronic back pain.
The cause of most chronic back pain is being born with an abnormal foot structure – either the Rothbarts Foot or PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity. You can read about these two common foot structures on this site. The following three articles are a good place to start:
In closing; sleeping on a good mattress is important, even if you don’t suffer with chronic back pain. But in spite of marketing hype there are plenty of good quality mattresses that don’t cost a fortune.
A good mattress should provide support for the natural curves and alignment of your spine. Not too hard and not too soft. There’s no one single style that works well for everyone. Before you buy a mattress, lie on it for a while and see how it feels.
How you lie in bed is equally important: I tell my patients to sleep only on their back and that their neck should not be flexed. Do not use a pillow, or only use a thin pillow. It’s that simple.
When all is said and done, even the best mattress is not going to get rid of your chronic back pain. That will happen only by addressing and effectively treating your abnormal foot structure.
Reading the Curing Chronic Pain website will give you more information about the abnormal foot structures Professor/Dr. Rothbart discovered that cause many forms of chronic muscle and joint pain and help you determine whether an Initial Phone Consultation with him might be helpful.
For a more complete explanation of the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, read: Abnormal Foot Structures That Cause Chronic Pain.
As you learn more about Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s innovative therapy, you may find that addressing and effectively treating your foot structure may be the missing link to ending your long time battle with unrelenting muscle and joint pain.
If you have questions about what’s involved in being treated with Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy by long distance, see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page by clicking here.
If you would like to contact Professor/Dr. Rothbart regarding an appointment to resolve your chronic muscle and joint pain, click here.
Professor/Dr. Brian A. Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of the International Academy of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Free Excerpt from Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s second book, The Foot’s Connection To Chronic Pain