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Introduction to Memory Foam

Pretty much everyone has heard of memory foam mattresses and they’re an increasingly popular option for those looking for a new mattress. But have you ever wondered where memory foam came from and just how it ended up in our beds? This unique material certainly has an interesting past, which involves astronauts, race horses and hospital patients. Photo: caribb Memory foam was initially developed by NASA, at the request of...

Back Pain From Spinal Disc Herniation

One of the problems that cause back pain is slip disks or spinal disc herniation. It is a medical condition affecting the spine, in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring of an intervertebral disc allows the soft, central portion to bulge out. It is one of the many variants as to why back pain starts. Photo: Once doctors decide is a disk is slipped they often assign management schemes to the patient. It is...
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