Our expert says:
I don't think you need to change her mattress as she should become mobile as soon as her pain levels allow her to move. Also the brace should also only be a temporary measure- the longer you wear this, the more dependent you get on it. Wearing a brace full-time can cause bone loss in the spine and lead to osteoporosis.
The best person to guide you would be the orthopaedic surgeon who looks after her. He knows how bad the injury is and what she can and cannot do at the moment.
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