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Is Hard Bed A Solution ?

junaidmufti85jjunaidmufti85 Posts: 1
edited 11/13/2015 - 11:08 AM in Lower Back Pain
Hi guys, I have been having lower back pain for a few days now. I have a job which requires me to sit long hours. Plus at home at sit on my sofa while working on my laptop. Someone suggested that I should get a hard bed for myself, will that be helpful ? I am a little skeptical about it.

I am open to suggestion for any remedies. Thanks in advance.

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  • Sheri76Sheri76 Michigan Posts: 496
    edited 11/13/2015 - 5:48 PM
    I've asked my surgeon's nurse about that, when I had purchased my newer temperpedic mattress. My new one isn't as firm as my older temperpedic used to be, but the nurse said it should be fine, and that I shouldn't sleep on one too firm, yet it needs to be supportive.

    I've had a temperpedic mattress for the last coupe decades, which I had originally purchased to help relieve pressure points while sleeping. There is a difference for me.... I don't wake up with numb body parts, mainly my arms.

    Since my lumbar fusion surgery, laying down flat on my back isn't comfortable no matter what I sleep on, so I have had to alternate from side to side mainly. Hopefully, someday it won't feel like I'm laying on a tennis ball.
  • Sheri76Sheri76 Michigan Posts: 496
    I would try different chairs before replacing my mattress. Office Depot carries some ergonomic office chairs. Is there any way you could alternate sitting and standing at your work area?

    As far as sitting on couch, sounds like a bad idea. Since my lumbar fusion, sitting is something I can tolerate for only brief periods of time, sitting on any couch so far is the worst.
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