Our bed was old but we could not afford a new one. I bought the 2 inch gel foam topper at the large warehouse shopping store, and absolutely love it. The pain in my shoulders and spine dropped from 10 down to a low 2-3 within days. When I do get a flare up I am thankful I have the topper since it cushions so well.
Hubby is used to it and liking it. Kids all want to be in our bed since it is so comfy. I bought the gel pillow too with the indents for under the neck. Love love love it.
All said and done it was only a 200 dollar investment instead of the whole bed at $1,000.00's