TITLE

Medium-firm mattresses reduced pain-related disability more than firm mattresses in chronic, nonspecific low-back pain

AUTHOR(S)
Hadler, Nortin M.; Evans, Arthur T.
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 141 Issue 1, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an overview that medium-firm mattresses reduced pain-related disability more than firm mattresses in chronic, nonspecific low-back pain. Patients who used medium-firm mattresses were more likely to have improvements in pain-related disability than were patients who used firm mattresses. In patients with chronic, nonspecific low-back pain, medium-firm mattresses reduced pain-related disability more than firm mattresses, but did not affect pain while lying in bed or on rising. The context of the trial must have engendered a sufficient sense of wellness in patients such that they could downplay, ignore, or even forget their pain.
ACCESSION #
13916256

 

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