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The 9 Best Mattresses For Back Pain, According To Doctors

Women’s Health reports on suggested criteria according to experts for considering when purchasing a mattress, to alleviate back pain.

Women’s Health spoke to Vijay B. Vad, MD, physiatrist at HSS, who suggests a “medium firm” mattress, a slightly softer alternative to “firm,” that is still good for your back. “Medium firm supports the spine with enough give—too soft and discs get irritated, too hard and joints in the spine get irritated,” said Dr. Vad. It’s also suggested to consider purchase of a latex mattress, which are known to last a long time, and “gives even and great medium firm support,” cited Dr. Vad.

Read the full text article at WomensHealthMag.com.