Posted 19 June 2011 - 02:28 PM
Posted 19 June 2011 - 03:15 PM
One possible short term solution is some painkiller (paracetamol, etc) before bedtime as well as use support such as a pillow in the small of your back, assuming thats the rough area where the pain is. But a realistic solution would be to see your doctor and find out whether this is a muscle problem and get some proper treatment.
Posted 19 June 2011 - 03:39 PM
Posted 19 June 2011 - 03:47 PM
I'd combine that with a mattress topper, which you can get memory foam ones for like $30-$70 depending on the size bed, and the thickness of the padding.
Posted 19 June 2011 - 03:58 PM
Posted 19 June 2011 - 04:02 PM
Posted 19 June 2011 - 04:06 PM
Posted 19 June 2011 - 04:43 PM
Posted 19 June 2011 - 06:03 PM
+1 i dont own sleeping bags tho, i just use regular sheets/comforters....or just the carpet. i like sleepin on the floor, i get a real good deep sleep. but if i sleep without a pillow then my face hurts from imprinting on the carpet :/
sleep on the floor and pad it with 2 sleeping bags. my dad has a similar problem and sleeping on the floor really helps with his back.
EDIT: or you could stop wrestling
Posted 19 June 2011 - 06:11 PM
Posted 19 June 2011 - 07:01 PM
Posted 04 July 2011 - 01:32 PM
Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:57 PM
if your back is caused by the bad mattress, you need to change it.
I can't afford a new mattress.
Posted 04 July 2011 - 06:02 PM
Posted 05 July 2011 - 05:01 AM
The matress topper works quite well. We found one on sale at Walmart some time ago. It does make you feel a little hot in the summers though.
Placing a sheet of plywood between your matress and box spring can help a little as well. If your matress is drooping because of a faulty box spring, it'll cause you all kinds of pain, even if you didn't have a messed up back.
Onto the other, non-bed related stuff:
there are certain back-related excersises that you may want to do (most are simple stretches) that help strengthen your core muscles. This was part of what I learned from physio, and it actually helps. A lot, in my case. When I get lazy and fail to do them for a few days, my back pain comes back. When I do them, I think about 80% of it goes away. So you need to be consistant.
I also use Aleve (they sell cheaper Naproxen generically... as long as the dosage is the same, it'll work fine). this is an over-the-counter medicine, which acts as both a pain reliever and an anti-inflammatory. You'll need to take it with at least one full glass of water, but preferably with food. If you do take it with water, I'd suggest taking a Tums or some other antacid with it. It can cause a burning sensation in your stomach if you don't. I personally like Aleve because it doesn't make you feel dopey and it does a good job of easing the pain.
Hope this helped some.