So I've got this thing where my hands and sometimes whole arms are falling asleep at night and while I work. The doc has me on steroids and muscle relaxers to get the tension and swelling in my neck and back to go down so whatever's being pinched will get unpinched. But I know that once I stop taking this stuff, I'm going to be right back where I started. I'm going to probably go see a DO who specializes in osteopathic manipulation-- kinds like chiropractics, but manipulation of soft tissue to achieve alignment (a hybrid of chiro and PT, from what I understand; still reading up on it). So. I'm trying to think of other things to help. One is trying to maintain better posture at my desk and in the car; when it's time for a new car, I'll get an auto instead of stick shift (I'm in the car about 2.5 hours a day, so that makes a difference), and now I'm re-evaluating my mattress. Adam has occasional back problems too, and I'm afraid the mattress just isn't firm enough.
It has a little layer of memory foam in the Euro top, but you still sink in; when I lay on my back, my shoulders still feel sort of pushed forward. Anyone know if a memory foam topper-- like a 2" or 4" would provide some support? I didn't know if it would just sink down, too, since the mattress is still under there, or if it actually can give it some oomph.
Other suggestions on bed adjustments? The mattress is only a few years old, and wasn't cheap, so I want to try not to spring for a whole new bed if I can help it...
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