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Back Pain Information
  • Introduction
  • What Causes Back Pain?
  • Types of Back Pain
  • Facts & Figures about Back Pain
  • Preventing Back Pain at Work
  • Preventing Back Pain at your desk
  • Adjusting your chair
  • Lifting Safely
  • Take regular breaks
  • Why is memory foam
    so good for Back Pain?
  • Our happy customers

Introduction

Back pain is one of the most common complaints reported to doctors. It is the pain that is felt in the back and originates from muscles, joints, or other structures in the spine. Back pain can either be a one off, or can evolve into a chronic problem, causing extreme discomfort.

When you accidently cut your finger, you experience pain. This is due to pain signals, which are triggered by the damaged cells in your finger, being sent to your brain. This informs your brain that your body needs to take action to prevent further damage and/or ensure recovery from the damage. Though the sensation is painful, the pain is a useful response. Similarly, when you sprain a muscle in your back, you usually feel a snap of pain in your back, which is again, your body sending a signal, warning that something needs to be done.

However, if you experience persistent pain in your back, your body is no longer sending out warning signals and is no longer referring to damaged tissue, instead the warning system goes into overdrive, sending out repeated pain signals. Persistent pain signals, which is known as chronic pain, do not serve a useful purpose and it becomes harder to separate the useful pain signals from the disruptive ones.

Having the correct mattress, can make all the difference to how well you feel when you wake up in the morning, including whether you feel stiff and sore. Therefore it is incredibly important to choose a mattress that offers you the best comfort and support possible, both of which are provided by memory foam mattress.