One of the myths about spring mattresses is that they are better for people suffering from back pain. That’s not entirely accurate.
Unless it is topped with the right kind of foam layers, a firm spring mattress will not give much at all, meaning your body will rest all night on pressure points like your shoulders and hips. This can cause your back to spend all evening out of alignment.
Contrary to what most people think, a firm memory foam mattress can actually be a great solution for people with lower back pain. This is because memory foam has an open-cell structure that absorbs shock and relieves pressure very well, regardless of firmness. Even a very firm foam mattress will give some, because body heat will always makes it supple and mold to your body’s shape. The same cannot be said about extra-firm spring mattresses.
If you are a back pain sufferer, don’t listen to the myths. What matters most is picking a mattress that supports you correctly, given your body weight and sleeping style.