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why do some couches relieve my back pain?

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  • Posted By: tedctang
  • February 25, 2007
  • 05:28 AM

I've had chronic low back pain for several years. I've tried just about everything under the sun to help it. I was just about to give up when I stumbled on a solution by accident. I slept on a friend's couch and for the first time in years I woke up with no pain and slept completely through the whole night. Just by coiincidence the couch in my prefunished apartment gave me relief too. Well my friend has since gotten rid of his couch and I've since moved into a house and had to leave the other couch with the apartment. Since then I'm back to where I started. Those 2 couches unfortunately were the only 2 that I've found that relieve my pain and the couches that I own now just don't do the trick. I'm currently experimenting with a Select Comfort bed but it doesn't relieve the pain. I would appreciate any comments or suggestions on this couch phenomenon and any ideas on what I can do to help myself.

p.s. i know that couches are not supposed to be good to sleep on and don't give you proper support, but for whatever reason those couches were the answer for my back pain.

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  • It was probably the back of the sofa that was giving your back the extra support it needed. I would suggest trying a body pillow to mimic the sofa back. As for the bed you are trying I am not aware of them but they appear to be the same as any other bed. I use a memo foam topper on my bed and this has alleviated a lot of pain for me. If I could afford a tempur mattress then I would buy one. The memo foam toppers are a good cheap-ish way of finding out if memo foam is for you if they are and you can afford the mattress then you could use both together.
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    • February 26, 2007
    • 06:27 PM
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