back surgery

rabbit8January 11, 2008

I recently had back surgery and now I'm looking for a real firm mattress. I need help in finding one. Please help me in this matter.

Thanks in advance.

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Put a piece of plywood under the one you have while you are looking. It will help a lot.
Linda C

    Bookmark   January 11, 2008 at 11:40AM
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You may be more comfortable with a very firm spring and a softer mattress. The plywood under the mattress is a very good idea. You may find that it is exactly what you need. A too firm mattress isn't a good idea either. It doesn't allow the shoulders and hips to sink low enough to keep the spine in a straight line.

Get someone to go with you to try out mattresses. Get them to look at the line of your spine as you try them out.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2008 at 2:03PM
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Good luck on your recovery.
I have a bad back also. I learned (and the doctor concurred), that I need a firm but not totally firm mattress.
It's quite a bit of money, but the Select Comfort is great. You can set a firmness level from 1 to 100. If there are 2 in the bed, each side can be a different firmness
Good luck.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2008 at 3:58PM
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Oddly I seem to sleep pretty well on futon's and have a bad back. Good quality futons have a lot of wooden slats that have just a tiny bit of give.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2008 at 11:12AM
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