Can Orthopaedic Beds Cause Back Pain?

by Dylan Bowen June 21, 2022 2 min read

Can orthopaedic beds cause back pain?

The whole point of orthopaedic beds is to relieve pain not cause them, however, orthopaedic mattresses can be firm and may not be suited to your body which can cause back pain, so choosing a softer and less firm mattress may be better. A way to tell if your mattress isn't helping is if you wake up with body pain or wake up in a grouchy mood.

Benefits of an orthopaedic mattress:

  • Evenly spread body weight
  • Releases body tension
  • Helps with spine alignments
  • Reduces and relieves back pain and joint pains
  • Lasts a long time

Are orthopaedic mattresses firm or soft?

Orthopaedic mattresses are generally made to be firm. This helps keep the spine aligned and doesn’t allow you to be engulfed by the mattress. This helps with joint pains and comes in different mattress manufacturers, the firmness can be adjusted to your preference, you will just have to go and test them out and find one suited to you.

How much do orthopaedic mattresses cost?

An orthopaedic mattress can range anywhere from £100 - £900, the pricing can indicate the quality of the orthopaedic mattress. And the price can also depend on the seller, places may have sales to get rid of mattresses to make space for new inventory, so be sure to look out for an orthopaedic mattress that is on sale when buying one, but make sure to test and look at the mattress in person so you get what you are looking for.

How does an orthopaedic mattress help?

Orthopaedic mattresses can be adjustable this means the mattress can be adjusted to help with any problems you may have, by having an orthopaedic mattress over time should help reduce body pain and helps with pressure points.

Dylan Bowen
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