Meds or Beds?
Becky HolmanNew findings on back pain
Lots of people have back pain, and many attribute it to weak abdominals or bad posture. Many also take medication for that pain; however, the meds may be unnecessary. The pain may be coming from your bed—specifically, your worn-out mattress. A study at Oklahoma State University found that old mattresses that had lost their ability to support caused back pain in many subjects. Switching to a new mattress provided complete relief. If you have back pain and your mattress is 10 years old, there may be a connection.