Are you suffering from chronic pain? Do you have a stiff neck or a bad back? Are you constantly on pain medications to ease your discomfort? If yes, instead of using medications and easing the symptoms temporarily, you should focus on the source causing it and target that to recover completely.
A Visit to the Chiropractor
To find a solution to a back problem, firstly, it needs to be diagnosed properly. Visiting a chiropractor is the first step to consider in this matter. A chiropractor will perform a physical examination to assess your condition and advise you accordingly. You should provide him with a detailed account of your medical history, current medications, any physical injuries endured or surgical procedures performed and last, but not the least, your lifestyle choices.
While other factors are equally important to get proper chiropractic treatment, your lifestyle choices still matter the most. Proper sleep, nutritious diet, and regular workout are crucial for your overall health and well-being. Your chiropractor may ask you to make certain diet changes and suggest possible workout according to your condition and comfort without putting too much stress on your body.
A Good Posture
Chiropractic care in Singapore generally involves adjusting and aligning the spine, which is caused mainly due to bad posture. Nowadays, with the use of technology, we hunch back while using our phones or tablets causing unnecessary stress to our spine and neck. Moreover, working out also requires proper posture and suitable exercises that relieve inflammation and muscle tension.
A Good Night’s Sleep
One of the most overlooked practices is getting enough sleep. Sleep is as imperative as a proper posture or exercise. Quality and efficiency of sleep are as important as the quantity. Therefore, for a night of restful, uninterrupted sleep, a comfortable mattress is of paramount importance.
A Good Mattress
Out of 24 hours, we spend around one third on a mattress. Therefore, the quality and comfort that the mattress provides must be prioritised. Choosing a mattress that will support your body and aid in aligning the spine is vital.
When Choosing a Mattress
The preference of your mattress relies mainly on your chiropractic needs. Your chiropractor may recommend you what specifically to look for, keeping your weight, sleeping position, firmness of the mattress and of course, your budget into account.
➢ Weight: You won’t sink into the mattress if you’re light-weighted. You may choose a softer mattress but as the weight increases, your body puts pressure on the mattress and therefore, a mattress with medium-hard level firmness would be suitable.
➢ Sleeping Position: Whether you sleep straight on your back, on your stomach or your side, you need to choose a mattress that can support the position you usually sleep in.
➢ The firmness of the Mattress: A good mattress doesn’t necessarily mean a firm mattress; the firmness must be customised but for starters, always go for medium firmness. Firmness shouldn’t be confused with support; if your mattress doesn’t support your body, no matter how firm it is, you will wake up to pain and discomfort.
➢ Budget: Higher price doesn’t mean better quality. Choose a mattress that fits your chiropractic requirements and fits your budget.
Nowadays, many different orthopaedic mattresses are easily available in the market all around Singapore. You can visit a chiropractor, get your situation assessed and individualise a mattress according to your musculoskeletal requirements. Furthermore, keep in mind the hygiene of the mattress and how breathable the fabric is.