Dr. Nathan Kadlecek, PT
Is a physical therapist committed to providing high quality health information, largely focused on lower back pain and the gross overuse of diagnostic imaging, medication, surgery, low quality treatment methods, and the over-diagnosis of pain conditions. He's also a powerlifter, pain nerd, macro-scale thinker, and wants to help you think differently about pain, healthcare, and life.
Whether or not someone needs to change their mattress is one of the most common questions I get.
The short answer is, probably not (although it's possible).
I'm going to share a few things that you should be addressing before you decide to go buy a $2,000 mattress that may or may not help you.
1. Movement. Are you moving? Are you exercising? If not, why not? If it's because it hurts, you'll need to find a way or some different movements that don't hurt as much. Working with a professional can be very helpful in this regard.
2. Mindset. Are you deathly afraid of your current condition? This fear can sometimes lead to lack of movement and perseveration on the problem which in turn leads to worse outcomes and often times more pain.
3. Stress. Are you managing your stress well? If not, this can contribute to pain levels, too.
There's more, however I've covered those in other videos that I will link in the cards and end screen :)