Re: Mattresses & Back Pain
Vlad from my experience I never trusted a Chiropractor (the old adage Chiropractors call themselves doctor, but you never hear a doctor call himself chiropractor - holds true!) until I was in such pain I was laying on the stairs trying to find some position I could sleep in. The Chiro helped the pain - I told him I had numbness down my left leg and into my foot. He said not to worry let him keep working with me. On the last visit that my insurance would pay he told me that he was concerned about the numbness and that I should see a neurologist.
The Neuro asked how long the numbness had been going on - when I told him six weeks - he said the Chiro kept me coming to use up my insurance before referring me to a specialist that the Chiro knew I needed. Unfortunately, permanent nerve damage occurs in about 6 weeks - so the Neuro sent me straight to a surgeon because time was ticking against me.
Long story short - I have permanent nerve damage in my left leg and walk with a limp because the greedy Chiro waited too long to refer me when he knew my condition was beyond what he could treat. I talked to an attorney and was told we could never prove it in court.
I even had another Chiro confirm the scenario and told me it is common practice in their trade.
So beware! If they are helping your pain - fine. But if you have constant numbness, stop immediately and go to a neurologist because you only have a short time for them to work with you before the knife is your only recourse.
Now as far as the mattress, I have slept on several since my back trouble and like a firm mattress with a pillow top to give a little softness with support. Stick with Sealey, Beautyrest, or one of the name brands. I have thought about trying the closed cell foam - that is the pillow I use and like - but just can't get past the high cost.