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Suggestions about beds after lumbar fusion wanted

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I had lumbar fusion 7/24 /08 I've been lucky as i have no pain after . Haven't had the scan to see if the fusion has worked yet (i hope ihope). i think thats next week . Afterward i want to replace our King bed . Ours is a name brand 5yr old but we got it at BJs so it might be of lesser quality. I noticed that its developed a trench on the both sides so I want to replace it . We are both light i'm 175 and she is around 100 lbs seems it should have lasted longer .We always do the spin and flip thing .
Due to trying to be careful when i roll its like i have to climb out of a ditch spin on top of the hill then slide back in .Its like work even with the silk boxers !Didn't notice it before having the surgery.
What i'd like to ask is if anyone that has had a lower back fusion has found over time a certain mattress that is better than another. We looked at the thermorest with memory foam .the wife tried it out and liked it .I couldn't cause of this brace i still have on and I don't want to take it off and try to lay in the store . Also i don't know what to expect after the fusion so i hate to spend 3 grand and not like it .Anyone have a opinion from experience please write Thanks Seamoose


  • before my 2 level fusion in july, I had back pain for a long time. my husband and I invested in a $5K tempurpedic bed in June and WOW I love it. it's the kind that has the two twin mattresses on top that can adjust with a motor (remote controls). it's the best sleep I've had my whole life (I'm 37) and had back issues for like 10 years. I had a topper once when I was single. also tempurpedic so if you can't buy the killer bed, I would highly recommend the topper. we bought ours at Relax the Back. you could probably google that and find a variety of tempurpedic mattresses and prices.
  • i was close, but no bannana ! yes the wife laid on one of them and said it was great . I checked a few sites that give opinions about beds and they say good things about it . I didn't know if prople experence different needs after the fusion . i d replace it tomorrow but want to see when I can get back to work first before spending my stash.hopfully some news next week about the fusion . I've been going in our guest room some nights just cause i can't roll around .i wake up 10 times a night have to slide up the hill then tuck and roll so I don't twist the back . I'm one of those people that travels all over the bed at night . With the back i can't spin like I used too. Thanks for the comment Seamoose
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  • Have you heard of the SAT bed? If not, pm me and I will give you the info to their web site. I also have an awesome bed topper that has made such a huge difference in my life. I had spent a fortune on a Sleep Number bed about 5 years ago and it was a huge mistake! Pm me and I will give you the info on everything!
  • If u want to do a test drive on something similar before spending so much.
    I bought a tempurpedic topper. 3 inches reg foam 1 inch temperpedic foam.
    it was like 129 at walmart for a queen size.
    Works like a charm!!!
    As our mattress was only 4 yrs old and I just did not want to spend money on a new one yet.

    Let us know how things work out. :)))
  • i think i have to go with a mattress as the support is saging it would still have the dip in it with the topper . I just at looked a guy on u tube has a site called sleep like the dead .com That rates them mattress by a survey he did .I just read that on another the tempurpedic gets complaints from prople who sleep hot and thats me ,i'm a furnace at night so that won't due . I'll keep getting suggestions then see how they hold up in the ratings . I never had such time on my hands !!!!! Can't wait to go back to work!!!!thanks Seamoose
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  • i just found the web site for the SAT . Looks promising!!
  • thanks for your info u found. will be helpful for others also.
    there used to be a huge thread on the old site about mattresses.

    your right about the heat!!!!
    it does give of alot.
    and well if you sweat not good for ya.

    we/ i have to sleep with the a/c on. lol

    good luck in ur search!!
  • I just looked up at that profile below your post . My heavens, yikes ! And here i'm complaining about my bed !!!
    Something to check out if you are a hot sleeper !
    http://bedfan.com/ or http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8524491813343499145
  • You could probably get a new regular bed and a 3 inch memory foam topper and spend way less than a tempurpedic. I got the Isotonic Iso-cool topper. Suppose to not heat up like tempurpedic. Okay so far. Remember with reg. beds, you get what you pay for. Are you in the brace 24/7? If not well take it off and try them out!
  • I am so glad I am not looking for a new bed.
    However I have had a squiz around - more because I was tired and needed to lie down when I was shopping :))( and have tried out a gel mattress which seemed to be really good. I used to have a waveless,water bed and I really regret getting rid of it. Never slept better in my life and my back was never so good.

    I know in Aussie there is a bed that has a number control. So you can adjust it for how soft or firm you want it and each side of the bed can be different.eg you want a firm mattress so you may be a 1 but your wife wants a softer one so she might be a 4.

    Hope you find what you are looking for.
    Sometimes there is just too much of a choice. :))(

    Blessings Sara O:)
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