Hi- I was hoping I could get some feedback on what type of bed/mattress has worked for others.
In 2010 I had herniated disc that was compressing nerver (L5/S1). I tried PT, Injections, Traction and finally had Microdisectomy in Oct 2010. Was slow at first but was feeling better. Never completely pain free & still had left leg/foot partial numbness.
In mid 2011 back was causing more issues & had new symptoms now on right side. Took 6 weeks but finally got MRI after had to fight for it. Same disc was herniated but only on left side. Right side seemed to get better. I went into PT again. Was doing well- walking on treadmill at gym for 30 minutes @ 2.7-3 mph. PT exercises every day. Then Monday before Christmas husband heart device malfuctioned and shocked him 8 times. Between getting to hopspital, having him transported to different hospital after stabilized and him getting new device, and being released (Monday to Thursday) I wasn't able to get to gym but was taking walks around hospital. When he came home we both sleep in La-Z-Boy as it was easier for him to get up out of and kept him from rolling on side that he had to keep off of. I think the stress, less walking and LazBoy agravated Sciatic nerve and now pain is as high as a 9. Tried 6 day pack of steroids but they didn't really help.
Can't do the PT exercises i was doing 3 weeks ago and am in constanct pain. Don't see doctor until end of next week. Am on percocet which i really hate to take but the pain is horrible it makes me want to cry all the time.
We've been back in our Tempurpedic for 2 full weeks but getting in / out is very painful. Plus its only 8 years old and seems not to be as supportive. It almost feels like your going to fall out of the bed.
Anyone with back problems recommend a certain type of bed/mattress?