The best mattress for back pain — if only there were a definitive answer that worked for everyone, but of course there isn’t. Here are some tips for finding out what might work for you.
A painful back needs extra support — there’s no doubt about the need. What type of support and how it is achieved is another story. It is fair to say that two people with the same type of back pain will not experience relief in quite the same way. Some might prefer an extra firm surface, while others will wince just thinking of an extra firm bed. The best mattress for back pain is one that works for YOU, not your brother or co-worker.
Of course, back pain sufferers are not all alike in body type, pain intensity, location of pain and how they sleep most comfortably. If you sleep primarily on your back, you will probably prefer a different type of mattress than a side sleeper or a stomach sleeper.