Written by The Foam Factory
Back pain is a common problem that affects millions of Americans. In an effort to relieve back pain, Americans do everything from exercise to take pain medications. While many people exercise to improve back pain, not everyone has the time or desire to go to the gym when they’re in pain. Others don’t like the idea of depending on medication to relieve symptoms.
If you don’t feel like going to the gym and rather not take pain medications, there is good news. There are many lifestyle changes you can make to improve your back pain. In fact, you can relieve back pain simply by improving the way you sleep and sit. Here are a few simple ways to relieve back pain without going to the gym or taking medication.
Improve Your Work Station
If you work in an office setting, chances are the way you sit is hurting your lower back. Instead of going to the gym or taking a pill, improve your work station by purchasing lower back support for your seat. The best type of lower back support for your desk chair is an eggcrate chair pad or seat cushions. You can purchase an eggcrate chair pad to place on your seat and one behind your back. The pad is designed to soften pressure, reduce slippage, and allow proper air circulation to help your body stay comfortable and cool.
Improve Your Couch
If your back hurts after watching TV, it’s time to improve your couch. While you don’t have to get new seat cushions, you can invest in back support using high-quality foam. The best type of lower back support is poly round bolster made of foam. These bolsters come in a variety of sizes, making it easy to find one that fits your needs. You can also use them for support under your legs or neck.
Purchase a Better Mattress
Many people experience back pain as a result of a poor-quality mattress. A simple and effective way to relieve your back pain is to buy a new mattress. Firm mattresses are the best type of mattresses for back pain. However, a firm mattress can cost thousands of dollars. An affordable way to get the same benefit is to buy a foam mattress or a mattress topper. Foam mattresses are only a few hundred dollars and provide the same support you will need for a better night’s sleep and to improve back pain. We recommend purchasing a memory foam mattress, which has the ability to provide support for your entire body, including your neck, shoulders, legs, and back.
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