People rarely pay much attention to their mattress until they start having major problems with back pain. However, it is important to recognize the valuable role that your mattress plays in keeping your back in proper alignment. When you sleep, your mattress provides support to your entire back, from your shoulders to your hips. Therefore, it is important to discuss your mattress type with your low back pain chiropractor who can help you determine whether or not your mattress is hurting you.

It is first important to understand that soft, comfortable mattresses are not always best for people who have back problems. This is because a mattress that sinks down in the middle may cause your spine to curve during the night. This combined with the added pressure from your body is the perfect set up for lower back pain.

A mattress that is too hard can also cause problems since you need some support for your lower back. A very firm mattress is especially rough on people who tend to sleep on their stomach since it may push your back outward. For most people, a medium to medium-firm mattress works best for preventing lower back pain. However, it is also important to keep in mind that your pillow and sleep position will play a role in helping you to find the greatest amount of comfort at night.

People often put off buying a new mattress because they tend to be expensive. However, a quality mattress should only last about 10 years before it requires replacement. This is because the pressure from your body weight eventually causes the springs and materials to wear down over time. Lower quality mattresses may need to be replaced even sooner, and a dip in the middle where you sleep is a major sign that it is time for replacement.

Considering that you spend about eight hours each night or more in bed, it only makes sense to consider how a mattress replacement could save your back. By addressing every possible contributor to your low back pain, your adjustments will be more effective.


Taking your baby to a chiropractor may seem like a crazy idea given the nature of his delicate and tiny back. It may be difficult to watch someone manipulate your child’s spine, but your pediatric chiropractic will be very gentle, particularly for newborns. The chiropractor may use special instruments applied in mild manner to any areas along the spine that need to be adjusted.

Your baby has 150 pounds of pressure on his neck during birth. The twisting and contortions of the process can cause small misalignments in his neck bones, resulting in irritation of the nerves running through the neck and skull. This is subluxation, and it can decrease blood flow to organs and tissues throughout the baby’s body. You might not even know if this is happening without a visit to a pediatric chiropractic since the baby’s spine is soft and flexible, so this typically won’t result in pain, as is the case for adults.

The American Chiropractors’ Association suggests that pediatric chiropractic care for newborns can help with chronic ear infections, constipation, immunity disorders, difficulty nursing, failure to thrive and asthma or allergies. It can also help your baby with trauma recovery including a difficult birth.

Additionally, newborn subluxations can cause attention problems, colic and learning issues. In extreme cases, it has been suggested as a link to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome as a result of a pinched nerve in the upper neck. Subluxations can result from a bad position while in utero or the use of tools to aid in the birthing process, whether natural or C-section.

pediatric chiropractic includes an examination of the newborn’s vertebra that most Western pediatricians do not perform. It is beneficial, therefore, to have your baby examined by a pediatric chiropractic within the first two weeks following delivery. Pinched nerves and other issues that can cause lasting issues may not be noticeable later on and can make future discovery of any problems much tougher.

If left untreated, kids can develop frequent sore throats, back pain and even scoliosis.


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CrossFit & StrongPosture® – Biomechanics to keep you injury-free

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