Chronic Back Pain Patients on an Airbed vs Innerspring Mattresses – (10-16-00)

Chronic Back Pain Patients on an Airbed vs Innerspring Mattresses

Sleeping surface can have a large impact on back pain. Many patients ask me if they should be sleeping on a softer or harder mattress. Unfortunately, in my experience, every patients is different in their needs. That’s why the new generation airbeds are becoming popular; patients can adjust them to levels that are comfortable for their bodies.
MedGenMed, September 11, 2000 Objective: To compare SF-36, pain Visual Analog Scale (VAS), and sleep VAS outcomes of an adjustable airbed with innerspring mattresses in a population of chronic back pain sufferers. Discussion and Conclusion: SF-36 and VAS outcomes measures showed a highly significant benefit for the airbed design in this short-term comparison. The airbed appears to be a useful sleep aid and an adjunct to medical and physical therapies for chronic back pain sufferers.

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.







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