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Back problems? Back pain?

Why these are often worse at night or in the morning.

The complaints of people who visit us every day range from slight back tension in the morning to the most severe back pain at night. Doctors can't find anything that is "broken" or defective in some cases. The others have been diagnosed with a muscle or back disease such as rheumatism, arthrosis, a herniated disc, osteoporosis, Bechterew's disease, multiple sclerosis, etc.  


A lot of people with such back problems come to us because they have something in common. Most of them feel their back tension and back pain worse in the morning or at night than during the day. Sometimes they even only have these back problems. It is amazing that these often get better with exercise and/or even disappear completely within a short time. Something is wrong with the lying situation or with the bed system, logically? After all, the night is there for the muscles to recover and regenerate. If that doesn't happen, there is something to change.


When lying on your side, it's important to allow your shoulders and hips to sink and your waist to be supported to keep your spine straight. Bending the upper leg (unconscious position) is also a nightmare for the cross. And then many lie on their backs. But what if the supine position is not as good as everyone claims because your muscles build up too much tension? Because that's exactly what she does. Lying on your back, the muscles are stretched and, logically, stretching is not relaxed. Check it out: straighten your arm and while your arm is straight, relax your biceps (upper arm muscle). And? You see, it's not possible because the arm is straight. You need to bend your arm slightly to allow the muscle to relax. Stretched muscles in the supine position cannot really relax.  


Please make sure that you can lie comfortably on your side and that your shoulders and hips sink comfortably. The waist should be supported in the right place by a slatted frame. If necessary, place a rolled-up towel under your waist. If you fall asleep or wake up on your back, take a 10-15 cm thick foam roller and place it under the mattress at the level of the back of your knees.  

Illustrations: G. Koehler  

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