Memory Foam Scoliosis

Memory Foam = Bliss!!

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Memory Foam for Scoliosis

I remember the day I discovered memory foam. 

It was before my scoliosis surgery and I was looking for anything to help with my pain. I bought a memory foam mattress topper and I can honestly say that it was the best thing I ever did. After sleeping on memory foam I remember waking up for the first time without pain and stiffness, it was amazing and in my opinion, well worth the money.

At the time they were about £90 for a single topper but they’ve come down in price considerably now and are widely available. 

Now, post surgery, I have upgraded to a memory foam mattress.

I find that now I just can’t sleep comfortably without memory foam. If I go on holiday and have to sleep on a hard bed for example, I’ll normally wake up in pain the next day. Usually, I can’t wait to get back to my own memory foam mattress – it’s like bliss when I lie down on it after a long day.

Benefits of memory foam for scoliosis

Memory Foam Scoliosis


Memory foam is ideal for anyone suffering with scoliosis or any type of back pain.

When you lie on memory foam, it moulds and adjusts to fit your shape. This helps with relieving pressure and supports your back and joints as you sleep. 

Memory foam also helps your spine to stay in a “neutral” position while sleeping, which can help to reduce and prevent back and muscle aches and pains.

There is more detail on how memory foam works in this article – 8 benefits of a memory foam mattress

Where to buy a memory foam mattress/topper? 

If you suffer with back pain from scoliosis, memory foam is well worth a try. It’s really helped me and has truly been a life saver since my surgery.

If you are not sure whether to go for a memory foam topper or a memory foam mattress, there is a useful article here – 9 Reasons Why a Memory Foam Topper is Just as Good as a Memory Foam Mattress.

I bought my original memory foam topper from Dunelm Mill. There are also many available on Amazonmemory foam scoliosis and
Memory Foam Warehouse have a huge choice of memory foam mattresses and toppers.

I know everyone has different preferences when it comes to mattresses and I won’t say that memory foam will definitely get rid of your back pain but it has helped me. 

I just want to share things that help my pain and keep me comfortable. 🙂

If you have scoliosis, have you tried a memory foam mattress or topper? Has it helped you? Share your experiences in the comments below!

Louise xx


My Weekend in London

Ok so I’m now 1 year and 3 months post scoliosis surgery and I’m (almost!!) back to normal! I really can’t believe all the things I can do now, I work full time and study for a Marketing diploma in the evenings as well as doing my exercises. 

Despite that though, this weekend was a huge milestone for me and a bit of a  challenge!

I went to London to visit a friend and it was the first time I have been away for a weekend by myself on a train/public transport since my surgery and I was worried how I’d cope. 

I won’t lie, I DID find it difficult as I took a small case with me and it was awkward carrying it on and off the train, dragging it round the underground and up and down steps (HOW many steps in the London underground?!). Luckily my friends helped me and carried my case for me up the steps but there’s no way I could have done it alone. 

I also found the amount of walking difficult as we spent most of the weekend walking (HOW big is London??!) and rushing about on the busy underground. After a full day of walking on Sat I just had to lie down when I got back to my friends flat and after that I stupidly put heels on to go back out on the Sat night. Heels + the tube + hours walking = not good!

Anyway, after the weekend was over I started feeling a bit down that my back was so sore and that I felt like an old woman not being able to walk around all day, needing to sit down etc – a nightmare train journey home with no seats was the final straw!! I ended up sitting awkwardly on my case for over an hour which did not help my pain.

I hate the fact that I can’t stand for long so can’t really do nights out in busy clubs (i.e London where it’s ALWAYS busy) unless I get there really early to get a seat and stay in the same place all night, so bar crawls or going out later on are out of the question. It’s hard cos in London and alot of cities all the bars are spread out so you have to walk quite far to get from bar to bar. Also most of the time when I do get a seat they are horrible hard wooden chairs (WHY are these everywhere?!) which are uncomfortable or stools with no backs which are nearly as painful as standing. I don’t like saying anything either as I don’t want to ruin anyone else’s time.

Other people just don’t realise how hard it all still is for me and just because my op was a year ago doesn’t mean I’m “cured” and the fact that I look “normal” and also young is hard as I can’t exactly ask people to move so I can sit down on busy trains. I will say this now – it is STILL hard.

I don’t know where I’m going with this just that I was kind of happy that I’d been as it was an achievement for me. But it made me realise there’s still a way to go.. I mean I work full time now but I drive to work and it’s only a 10 minute journey. 

I’m not sure I could work full time if I lived in London, had to get the tube and rush about all day. 

I don’t think I can do a journey like that again for while! But at least I did it and have come such a long way to get through the weekend 🙂

A few months ago I don’t think I could have even gone, which is what I need to remind myself…so onwards and upwards I guess! 🙂 xx