The effects of posture on health are becoming more evident. Spinal pain, headache, mood, blood pressure, pulse, and lung capacity are among the functions most easily influenced by posture.
Low back pain is a universal human experience -- almost everyone has it at some point. The lower back, which starts below the ribcage, is called the lumbar region. Pain here can be intense and is one of the top causes of medical leave. Fortunately, there are effective treatments for low back pain.
Symptoms of Lower Back Pain range from a dull ache to a stabbing or shooting sensation. The pain may make it hard to move or stand up straight. Acute back pain comes on suddenly, often after an injury from sports or heavy lifting. Pain that lasts more than three months is considered chronic. If your pain is not better within 72 hours, you should consult a doctor.
Sitting at a desk all day comes with risks of its own, especially if your workstation is not ergonomic or you tend to slouch. Mom was right when she said, "Stand up straight!" Your back supports your body weight best when you don't slouch. This means sitting with good lumbar support for your lower back, shoulders rolling back. When standing, keep weight evenly balanced on both feet.
The spine's vertebrae are cushioned by gel-like discs that are prone to wear and tear from aging or injuries. Many daily activities force the spine into an abnormal position. Over time, the muscles that support the spine will wear and tear, leaving a stiff and aching spine; a weakened disc may rupture or bulge, putting pressure on the spinal nerve roots. This is known as a herniated disc and can cause intense pain.
Physiotherapy is the best solution to backache. Stretching helps you strengthen your muscles, relieve pain and restore function, removing the stiffness which led to the discomfort. Stretching also corrects posture, ensuring that all other joints are in their optimum working positions.
Two types of strength-training moves that may benefit the lower back are flexion and extension exercises. In flexion exercises, you bend forward to stretch the muscles of the back and hips.
In extension exercises, you bend backward to develop the muscles that support the spine. IZEST Back Stretch can assist you in stretching your back and restoring your lower lumbar to its normal curvature over the time. Just lie down, relax and let the Back Stretch help you maintain a healthy back and stay away from back pain.
About 60 - 80% of the adult population has low back pain, and it is the second most common reason people go to the doctor.
Most back pain is caused by poor posture and can be prevented by keeping your back muscles strong and making sure you practice good postural habits. To maintain a good posture, your earlobe, shoulder and hip should be in a straight line, with the natural lumbar curvature in the back and cervical curvature in the neck.
IZEST® Back Stretch is specifically designed to restore normal lumbar curvature and relieve back pain. It assists you in stretching your lower back and gets your lumbar back to its normal lordotic curve over the time.
It’s lightweight, comfortable to use, easy to travel with and effective for back pain relief. Just lie on it and relax. Use for 10 minutes per session, 2 sessions a day. You’d be surprised by its amazing therapeutic effects.
Good posture prevents from back pain, Lumbar lordotic curve, a natural inward curvature at the lumbar region, bears the most load of our body weight, and plays an important role to maintain the spinal alignment. Loss of lordotic curve is a root cause to low back pain, disc herniation, slipped disc, postural disproportion and gait disturbance.
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1. Lay the Base Plate on a secured mat or on the floor, with the end of the single slot against your knees. Insert the Arch Plate into the single slot.
2. Position your hands as shown in the photo to bend the Arch Plate and gently slide it into the Level 1 position on the Base Plate.
Please disassemble the Arch Plate and Base plate if you do not use it for a long time.
Slowly lie down onto the IZEST® Back Stretch with your knees bent and your arms supporting the upper body. Align your spine into the Spinal Alignment Groove.
Rest your arms on your waist. This is the start up position which provides the least amount of stretch. You can raise up your upper body to adjust the position of the Back Stretch so that the arc of the Arch Plate matches the curvature of your lumbar.
Raise your arms over your head and shoulders, extend your arms fully and rest your elbows comfortably on the floor. Gradually extend your legs fully. This provides moderate stretch. You can stay at this position for no more than 10 minutes per session, one or two sessions a day.
With a few sessions of stretching and relaxation, you will gradually feel quick comfortable with it. You may either stick to Level 1 position, or change to Level 2 for maximum stretch. Take EXTRA care while using Level 2. Stop it when you feel persistent discomfort at your lower back.
Roll onto your side and off the Back Stretch. Raise up your head with your hand and rest your arm on the floor for 30 seconds before getting up. You can’t suddenly stand up, or else you may feel dizzy or faint.
It’s a convenient and easy-to-use treatment and preventative care product. People of all ages and occupations can enjoy the amazing benefits it provides. Here are just some of the benefits users are reporting.
Yes! Use the Back Stretch to complement any other fitness/exercise program with which you are involved.
As your flexibility and posture improve you may want to advance to Level 2.>
To understand the best way to set up a computer workstation, it is helpful to understand the concept of neutral body positioning. This is a comfortable working posture in which your joints are naturally aligned. Working with the body in a neutral position reduces stress and strain on the muscles, tendons, and skeletal system and reduces your risk of developing a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD). The following are important considerations when attempting to maintain neutral body postures while working at the computer workstation:
Regardless of how good your working posture is, working in the same posture or sitting still for prolonged periods is not healthy. You should change your working position frequently throughout the day in the following ways:
These four reference postures are examples of body posture changes that all provide neutral positioning for the body.
Upright sitting posture. The user's torso and neck are approximately vertical and in-line, the thighs are approximately horizontal, and the lower legs are vertical.
Standing posture. The user's legs, torso, neck, and head are approximately in-line and vertical. The user may also elevate one foot on a rest while in this posture.
Declined sitting posture. The user's thighs are inclined with the buttocks higher than the knee and the angle between the thighs and the torso is greater than 90 degrees. The torso is vertical or slightly reclined and the legs are vertical.
Reclined sitting posture. The user's torso and neck are straight and recline between 105 and 120 degrees from the thighs.