A Mattress or Latex Topper for a sore hip and spinal stenosis.
We purchased the Talalay medium soft latex topper, just over a year ago.
I am a long time customer from when we lived in Delaware and you were in NJ.
We now live in Lancaster, PA which the topper was sent to.
I should have bought the firm topper, as my right hip still is still very sore each night and may or may not be due to a mild spinal stenosis I have (for which the doc says I should sleep on firm).
Anyway, is there anything, such as a really thin piece of plywood, or any suggestions, that I can place under the topper to make it more firm? Our topper was $600 and we just can’t afford a new mattress.
If plywood works, can you tell me how thin or thick?
And if we are forced to get a new mattress, not cement-like firm, what do you suggest?
It’s counterintuitive, to me, to think that a firmer surface will make your hip feel better.
Quite the opposite has proven to be true.
Stenosis is a completely different issue. One has nothing to do with the other.
For that, firm contouring support will maintain the spine’s natural alignment.
That’s best achieved with a mattress using an individually pocketed coil system.
I don’t know what mattress you have, but if it’s upholstered with memory foam, memory foam will make any physical condition worse.
To test what you think is the correct way to go, put your topper on the floor and try it out.
See if your hip feels better or worse.
What mattress do you have? How old?
The upholstery materials are listed on the law label. What does it say?
We have only one mattress that you had suggested flipping upside down to give a firmer base.
And then put your topper on top of the flipped over pillow top.
Thank you, Cathy
If you put the topper on the floor, you’ll see that a new mattress is now needed.
You’re past the band-aid stage.
If there’s anything that would have made that trick workable, it’s a latex topper.
Another good thing about a latex topper is that you’ve been able to put off the purchase of the new mattress that you needed a year ago.
And another good thing about the latex topper is that now, you already own the comfort layer, so all you need is the support layer, which are far less expensive than you may be thinking.
The best for the least is Wolf Old Fashioned Two Sided Mattress…the Brandy-Lynn model.
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