“Oh, my aching back”. How often have you heard that in your life? Maybe you’re the one saying it! A recent survey by the American Pain Society, published by the US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, finds that nearly 31 percent of adults, age 18 and older, suffer from chronic back pain. The same survey indicated that women were more likely than men to suffer from chronic back pain, a by 34% to 27% margin.
As the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area is known for our high level of participatory sports and exercise, it’s likely that those figures are higher here in the greater-Triangle area.
You should consult your trusted medical professional (your doctor; your sports medicine specialist; your chiropractor) to discuss the nature of your back pain. Part of that discussion should include examining your bed, and what kind of bed might be best to assist in easing your back pain problems.
You Might Not Have to Replace Your Bed
Let’s say you recently invested in a bed and now you’re experiencing back pain. If it’s determined that your bed is not the source of your trouble, you might consider something like a mattress topper. Toppers come in a variety of materials, styles and firmness. Trying a topper on your existing mattress could be the answer for you, and an inexpensive solution to feeling better and better health.
You Might Have to Replace Your Bed
You might determine that a topper is not enough for you. A whole mattress solution might be the best option. You’ll have a variety of choices here as well. Bedding experts recommend that you try beds with different firmness, different construction and different coverings to determine what will work best for you.
If the bed’s construction and covering is important to you, talk to us at Green Dream Beds. We offer simply designed beds from manufacturers committed to organic sleep solutions, like Savvy Rest ® and Naturepedic ®. Green Dream Beds is committed to delivering beds free of petrochemicals, fire retardants, anti-microbial or anti-fungal agents, glues, resins or toxic outgassing.
Meet us anytime, by appointment, at Academy Court, 3401 University Drive in Durham. You can also call 919-321-1284 or visit us online at www.greendreambeds.com to answer your questions about making your choice for a new bed for your home.