Do you suffer from back pain? According to scientists over 3 million Australian’s suffer unnecessarily each day from back pain. Getting through the day can be a challenge and can also make getting a good night’s sleep even harder. Even finding a comfortable position in bed, as well as getting in and out of bed, may also be a challenge when suffering from back pain.
Back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical help or miss work. Back pain is a leading cause of disability worldwide.
Fortunately, measures can help prevent or relieve most back pain episodes. If prevention fails, simple home treatment and using the body correctly often will heal the back within a few weeks. Surgery is rarely needed to treat back pain.
Lower back pain, sometimes called lumbago, is not a specific disease diagnosis. It’s a symptom of several different types of medical problems.
It usually results from a problem with one or more parts of the lower back, such as:
- ligaments and muscles
- intervertebral discs
- the bony structures that make up the spine, called vertebral bodies or vertebrae
It can also be due to a problem with nearby organs, such as the kidneys.
Common Causes of Chronic Back Pain
Chronic back pain is usually age-related but can also result from a prior injury. The most common causes include the following:
- Arthritis of the spine —the gradual thinning of the cartilage inside the spine
- Spinal stenosis —narrowing of the spinal canal that may lead to nerve pain
- Disc problems – such as a herniated or bulging disc
- Myofascial pain syndrome—unexplained muscle pain and tenderness
If the source of the pain is not known or can’t be treated, your best option may be to work with your doctor on reducing the flare-ups and making the pain manageable with nonsurgical treatments.
Choosing the Right Bed
There are many contributing factors to what makes the best choice in a bed that can help with back pain. Some beds and mattresses can even increase any back pain by putting undue weight on vulnerable areas. Adjustable beds however are known for assisting sufferers of back pain and may also help with a wide range of other physical ailments.
Sleeping on a bed that can be inclined has various advantages versus sleeping on a fixed flat mattress with a normal bed frame. Aside from the incline position, we make getting into and out of bed safer and easier with our horizontal lift function.
Adjustable bed designs can differ, there are many features for example head and foot elevation, massage functions, and many other features depending on the brand.
How a Seniors Plus by SleepHive Adjustable Bed is designed to assist
A bed from Seniors Plus by SleepHive is kind and supportive to our backs. Since our beds are completely adjustable, you can independently raise the head and foot end of the adjustable bed accordingly to improve the position and support unique to your body. The benefit of the head and foot elevation positions is that it takes much of the weight off the back, this position can help reduce back pain.
As well as our incline and lift feature, our Seniors Plus by SleepHive sleep systems provide a Whole-Body Vibration Therapy function that helps relieve back pain by transmitting a vibration stimulation throughout the body for the purpose of improving physical health.
We also offer a wide range of mattresses that include exclusive Celliant technology and also hold different firmness scales. These mattresses have undergone extensive development and testing to offer you the best quality sleep possible.
We are proud to have helped thousands of Australians suffer less from their aches, pains, and ailments, enjoy faster physical recovery from sports and age-related issues. As one of the leading providers of ‘Therapeutic Sleep Systems’, our range of electric adjustable beds are not only designed and manufactured with quality in mind, but they also offer the ultimate in luxury, comfort, and support.
Reach out to one of our friendly Seniors Plus team to find out how we may be able to assist you in finding some relief from back pain and getting a more restful sleep.