The Ideal Mattress to Prevent Back Pain

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Even though people do not sleep the proper amount of hours, they spend a lot of time in bed, reading or watching TV, among others.

Jose Mena, Interventional Spine Specialist at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, recommends to change the mattress every ten years, because it starts to wear out.

About the ideal mattress, Mena says it has to be firm enough and comfortable as well, at the same time, because it is going to keep the line of the spinal in a good position when you are sleeping.

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WE ARE PROBABLY NOT GETTING AS MUCH SLEEP AS WE WISH HOW IMPORTANT IS HAVING THE RIGHT MATTRESS WE SHOULD NOT HAVE ONE MATTRESS OUR ENTIRE LIVES WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE THERE THE ADVICE FOR CHANGING MATTRESS IS EVERY 7 TO 1 0 YEARS MATTRESSES SHOULD BE CHANGED BECAUSE THEY START WEARING OUT LIKE EVERYTHING IN LIFE LOOK AT THE CARS AND TVS NORMALLY START WEARING OUT AFTER 7-10 YEARS IT’S ADVISE TO BELIEVE CHANGE MATTRESSES IF YOU ARE USING A MATTRESS ON A DAILY BASIS NOW MATTRESS WE ADVOCATE FOR MATTRESS THAT IS FIRM ENOUGH BUT COMFORTABLE AT THE SAME POINT. THAT KEEPS ALIGNMENT OF THE SPINE WHEN YOU ARE SLEEPING AND NOT PUTTING STRAIN ON THE LOWER BACK ANOTHER THING I THINK EACH OF US DO ON A DAILY BASIS WE HAVE TO PICK SOMETHING UP LET’S TALK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RIGHT WAY TO LIFT SO THE RIGHT WAY TO LIFT NORMALLY SOMEONE GOES TO PHYSICAL THERAPY, ONE OF THE THINGS TAUGHT BY PHYSICAL THERAPY IS WHAT WE CALLED BACK SCHOOL THAT IS HOW TO PROPERLY AND SAFELY DO THOSE ACTIVITIES TYPICALLY WHEN IT’S ADVISIBLE TO BELIEVE LEAN OVER AND PICK UP FROM THE FLOOR NORMALLY IT’S ADVISE TO BELIEVE USE SQUATS, SQUAT DOWN, PICK UP THE OBJECT, REMEMBER WE’RE TALKING THE MORE STRAIN YOU PUT ON THE BACK CLOSER TO THE BODY AND LIFT FROM THE FLOOR
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