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  • What is Sciatica and What Can You Do About It?

    People who suffer from sciatica often complain about the persistent, chronic pain they suffer, and very often drugs do not provide the relief they need.  The presence of sciatica is an indication that the spine is not functioning as it should. But what exactly is sciatica and what can you do about it?

    What is Sciatica?
    Sciatica is chronic pain that affects the lower back and hip. It has its origin in the irritation and inflammation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is extremely long, as it extends from the lower back, hips, buttocks, and down the legs.

    The sharp pain associated with sciatica usually occurs because of a bulging disc.  The discs act as a protective covering to the bones of the spine. However, when these discs that are supposed to cushion the spine move out of position or slip, they can press on and irritate the nerve.

    Sciatica Treatments: Traditional treatments for sciatica include physiotherapy and steroid injections, and extreme cases require the surgical removal of the disc. However, before deciding what to do about sciatica, it is important to meet with your doctor to find out which treatment would be right for you or any other people suffering from sciatica.

    Posture Pump® PentaVec® Model 2500 is a very effective treatment for painful back stiffness. With your lower back gradually lifting with air and expanding into proper posture, use your feet to push up and out with the decompression pedal to gently stretch open and hydrate painful joints, compressed discs and irritated nerves. The PentaVec® rapidly gets to the cause of disc compression and allows you to carefully stretch out painful back stiffness at your own pace.

    Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) gently molds your lower spine into proper posture while nutrient rich fluid is drawn back into the discs as they expand (imbibition). The PentaVec® lifts and expands the lumbar spine while the sacrum and pelvis are rotated up and translated away.  The feeling is one of lightness and freedom from monotonous compressive coiling in the lower discs and joints. The PentaVec® delivers 5 simultaneous force vectors into the lower spine and cannot be manually duplicated.

    Posture Pump® shapes, decompresses, and hydrates compressed discs and joints in the cervical and lumbar spine. This is vital to maintaining good posture and to alleviate the symptoms caused by back conditions and provides relief for the root cause of back pain and stiffness!  Check out more details on our Back Pain Products and Neck Pain Products.

    Over 3 Million and Counting have utilized EED® Technology via Posture Pump®.  Nothing Works Like Posture Pump®.  Nothing!™

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  • The Most Common Golf Injuries

    Golf appears to have the reputation of being one of the less strenuous sports out there, and one that can be played by pretty much anybody, no matter how old or what body type and level of fitness you are.

    And in some ways that’s true. Being a good golfer is like most other sports in the sense that it relies heavily on technique and that you won’t get very far without putting a lot of practice in, but you are unlikely to be limited by your age and level of fitness.

    With that said, golf  doesn’t come without risks and potential for injury. And because it is played by so many seniors, whose bodies are more injury-prone and worn-down over time, these potential injuries can’t be ignored. 

    Let’s look at a few of the most commonly affected areas:


    Your wrists are constantly in use when you’re playing golf. Your swinging is high speed, high impact and repetitive, meaning that you are constantly twisting and moving your wrists in such a way that is likely to cause strain.

    The specific wrist problem that most golfers end up dealing with is tendinitis. This being an issue of inflammation in your tendons due to constant use and fatigue. The tendons in our wrists aren’t used to that sort of movement on a daily basis and can become inflamed over time.

    The best way to avoid that is to practice some wrist exercises while you’re not golfing to build up your strength. 


    Much like your wrists, your knees are constantly being put to use when playing golf. You need your knees to stabilize yourself while your hips are rotating during your swing, meaning that you’re putting a lot of pressure on them.

    This is fine if you’ve got strong knees that are up to the task of holding all of that weight, but knees are a difficult area to build strength in, and for a lot of us the pressure of stabilizing a golf swing is hard on them and can cause pain and inflammation.

    In some cases, golfers will experience torn ligaments as a consequence of knee strain. Being sure to stretch your legs and knees before and after you play can help you build up the necessary strength.


    The likelihood of back pain is pretty high, and it’s not hard to see why that’s the case. You spend a lot of time leaning over in a less than desirable position. The thing about back pain is that it is most definitely not a problem that’s exclusive to golfers.

    Most of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives, and more often than not, it has to do with our posture. So for golfers, there’s an even greater possibility due to the constant bent-over stance.

    And on top of that, there’s also the swinging which is tough on your spine and your back muscles. And much like your wrists and your knees, stretching is key to prevention and control. Do some back stretches before every round and you should be able to minimize your pain.

    Rotator Cuff


    If you’re unfamiliar with this group of muscles, it surrounds your shoulder joint and is instrumental in any rotation of your arm; A movement which is an essential part of golf and thus, an area prone to strain and inflammation.

    If you’re experiencing a lot of pain or perhaps even some torn tendons or muscles in this area, you will be physically incapable of swinging. Try to build up the muscles by regularly doing shoulder exercises which should prevent any significant damage.

    To sum things up, golf can cause pain in a number of different areas, but most of it is easily avoided if you focus your stretching and your strength training on these specific areas. The older you get, the more important this is so that you can continue to enjoy golf for as long as you want.  

    And in addition to those all-important stretches, our Posture Pump® Neck & Back Disc Hydrators® are great for easing pain in your neck and back caused by your leaning golf stance. Check out our full line of products today!


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  • Alaskan Chiropractor's Deep Sea Fishing Injury Prevention Tips for Low Back Pain

    Alaskan Chiropractor's Deep Sea Fishing Injury Prevention Tips for Low Back Pain

    If you’re looking to prevent back pain while waiting for your next big catch, follow our back pain prevention tips below. Whether you’re headed to Seward for salmon, or Homer for halibut, keep your back pain at bay as you reel away. 

    Before Fishing

    Before you’re out on the boat, set yourself up for success. Prepare yourself with the right equipment, technique and warm-ups so that your back is supported. Specifically, you can:

      • Use a fishing belt: Get extra lumbar support with a comfortable fishing belt. You can find these at any typical tackle shop. 
      • Learn proper technique: Talk to a professional to make sure you’re using correct form while fishing. Sign up for a professionally led tour, or go out with an expert friend.


    • Stretch before going out: Stretching is an excellent way to avoid muscular tension. Check out these boatside exercises to stay flexible during your fishing trip. You can do these before and after your trip.


    While Fishing

    In addition, you’ll want to keep your body in a neutral position as you’re fishing. Pay attention to your body’s alignment as you fish and do what you can to avoid straining it when you feel that tug on the line. You should:


    • Bend backward: Don’t lean forward. Try to keep your spine neutral, or move backward to keep your muscles from straining. The weight of your body backward will naturally help carry the load.


      • Follow your fish: Avoid twisting your body when catching a fish. Stay in front of the fish and move with it around the boat. Keep moving your feet!
      • Keep your knees flexible: Try to use your legs as much as possible as you fish. Whenever you can, sit back and bend your knees in order to counter the weight of the fish. 
      • Stagger your feet: By staggering your feet, you’ll allow your body to stay straight and keep a power position. You’ll avoid giving into abrupt force. 


    • Use the waves: Instead of using force, try to take advantage of the waves. You can wait until the wave is in your favor to reel in your line and avoid pulling it out against the wave. 
    • Engage your core: Some force is unavoidable, but try and put the burden on your core muscles. They’ll help support your back without the pain. 
    • Anchor your rod: You can put your rod against your side, which will help your body stabilize it and engage your legs and core instead of your back.


    After Fishing

    Finally, after a long day of fishing, prevent injury by taking care of your back. Be sure to address any pain areas and strengthen problematic muscle groups. For example:


    • Apply ice packs: If you feel back pain after fishing, ice the area. In this way, you’ll reduce swelling and keep the pain down. Don’t ice for longer than 20 minutes at a time. 
    • Strengthen your core: It’s important that your core is strong for fishing. Do ab-specific exercises to keep them in shape. Your core is your main support system for your back.
    • See a chiropractor: If you continue to struggle with back pain, you might also see a chiropractor who can recommend a customized care plan for your back pain. 


    We hope you’ll add these tips to your tackle box so that your next fishing trip is successful and pain-free! Happy fishing!

    About Dr. Brent Wells, D.C.

    Dr. Brent Wells, D.C. has been a chiropractor for over 20 years and has treated thousands of patients. He founded Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab in Alaska in 1998 and is a member of the American Chiropractic Association and the American Academy of Spine Physicians. Dr. Wells is also the author of over 700 online health articles that have been featured on sites such as Dr. Axe and Lifehack. He created the Alaska Back Pain Protocol, which has helped thousands say goodbye to back pain.

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  • Effective Tips For Lower Back Pain Relief

    We’ve got your back. If you’ve tried every back pain remedy in the books, today we’ve put together a list of effective tips for relieving your lower back pain quickly and naturally. Back pain may be difficult to beat, but we hope these strategies will take away your back pain in no time.

    Master Kettlebell Exercises

    Kettlebell exercises are an exciting new way to boost your back. These exercises are like an aerobic class and weight lifting class combined in one. Kettlebells are kettle-shaped weights designed for movement. They work pretty much every muscle in your body, including your core, lower back, buttocks and thighs. By building up these areas, you’ll be more likely to support your weight evenly and keep the burden off weak muscles.

    Use a Pillow for Sleeping

    Everybody always says not to sleep on your stomach. While sleeping on your back or side is better, the trick is to use a pillow - no matter what position. If you sleep on your back, place a pillow under your knees. If you sleep on your side, put one between your knees. And if you sleep on your stomach, you can slip one under your hips so that your spine stays aligned as well. Buy comfortable and suitably-sized pillows to get the z’s you deserve.

    Carry Around a Water Bottle

    Dehydration is a huge problem for your back. Your back needs to stay hydrated in order to be flexible and avoid injury. Your spinal discs are mostly made of water and without it, they are more likely to become damaged or slip. Try to carry around a water bottle during the day. Attach it to your backpack, or get a water bottle with a grip to make it easier bring around.

    Add Cat-Cow Pose to Your Morning Stretching Routine

    There are some great stretching exercises out there for pain relief. Many of these stretches come from yoga and cat-cow pose is no exception. Cat-cow pose is an excellent stretch that starts with your back lifted like a cat with your head down, and then inverts so that your back is arched down and your head up. You can hold each position for about 30 seconds. Try to feel the stretch and boost flexibility. Ideally, you would add it to your morning stretching routine.

    Switch Salt for Turmeric and Ginger

    As it turns out, salt is really bad for your back. Salt is a huge inflammatory agent, which means it makes your blood pressure rise, as well as swelling and pain. If you want pain relief, it’s a good idea to nix the salt and replace it with nutrient-rich spices. There’s plenty to choose from. If you’re looking for anti-inflammatory options, turmeric and ginger are both proven to have pain-reducing properties.

    Use a Back Pain Yoga App 

    Yoga is great for back pain relief. In fact, recent studies show its role in reducing back pain for patients of many ages, including the elderly. However, if you don’t have time to attend a yoga class, you may consider doing yoga in your home. Download a top back pain yoga app so that you can learn new poses and integrate them into your busy routine, at your own convenience.

    Drink Lots of Green Tea

    Teas of all kinds - black, white and green - are great for back pain. However, green tea is by
    far the best. Green tea is packed with antioxidants and special compounds that keep down swelling and stress. It’s a super drink that you can try in the morning or afternoon - but try to limit nighttime cups of tea, unless decaffeinated. Overall, green tea can make you feel relaxed, while providing pain relief.

    Try Out an Essential Oil “Recipe Book”

    Essential oils are a fun way to get back pain relief. If you’re not sure what essential oils to use, there are lots of “recipe books” on the market now where you can mix and match essential oils according to their properties. This is a great idea to have fun with different oils, while getting pain relief from them. Learning about essential oils and their specific uses can help you get pain relief on a daily basis.

    Go With Legumes

    Legumes - including lentils and different types of beans - are really good for pain relief. When you plan your meals for the week, don’t forget to include legumes. Lentils, in particular, are a good source of magnesium and fiber, which is a good anti-inflammatory agent. Legumes are also full of other nutrients that can keep your body running smoothly and your back pain at bay.

    Sign Up for Massage Therapy

    Finally, massage therapy can help you say goodbye to lower back pain. Massage therapy
    has known benefits for promoting relaxation, reducing pain and improving muscular health. Massage therapy also goes hand in hand with chiropractic care,

    such as expert chiropractic clinics like Better Health in Anchorage. If you’re looking to get restorative pain relief that lasts, massage therapy is a great option.

    If you continue to suffer from back pain, you should consider seeing a chiropractor, who can evaluate your situation and come up with a care plan specific to you. This care plan may include recommendations on diet, exercise, supplements and adjustments. If you want to get relief ASAP, don’t just wait and see about your back pain. Say goodbye to lower back pain with our 10 tips!

    About Dr. Brent Wells

    Dr. Brent Wells, D.C. is the founder of Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab and has been a chiropractor for over 20 years. His practice has treated thousands of patients from different health problems using various services designed to help give you long-lasting relief.

    Dr. Wells is also the author of over 700 online health articles that have been featured on sites such as Dr. Axe and Lifehack. He is a proud member of the American Chiropractic Association and the American Academy of Spine Physicians. And he continues his education to remain active and updated in all studies related to neurology, physical rehab, biomechanics, spine conditions, brain injury trauma, and more.

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  • Ways to Reduce Arthritis Pain in Seniors

    Arthritis is a very common problem that many seniors experience. Patients with arthritis experience inflammation in the joints, which leads to pain in these areas as well as a lack of mobility. There are many ways to reduce arthritis pain in seniors, particularly for those living in assisted living homes who have access to extra care. Here are some ways that seniors can reduce arthritis pain and live more comfortably.

    Alternate Between Heat and Cold Therapy.

    Both hot and cold can make a huge difference when it comes to pain and stiffness in arthritis patients. Heat helps improve mobility, so it’s particularly good in the morning when first waking up, which is a time when seniors commonly experience stiffness. A warm shower or an electric blanket can get the joints started for the day. Cold therapy works better to reduce inflammation, which leads to pain. Using ice packs on areas that are inflamed will reduce swelling in the joints quickly.

    Be Aware of Your Diet.

    There are certain nutrients that actually reduce inflammation, and taking the time to incorporate these into your diet on a regular basis can make a huge difference in the amount of pain you’re experiencing. In particular, omega-3 fatty acids are very helpful for arthritis, because they lubricate the joints, reducing pain and stiffness. These are found in fish and other seafood. If you don’t get enough seafood in your diet, you can also take an omega-3 supplement. In addition to nutrients, there are also spices and ingredients that are thought to have medicinal properties that can help with inflammation. One of these is turmeric. Turmeric has been used historically to treat swelling and inflammation, and it’s easy to add a bit of it to your dinners.

    Add Gentle Exercise to Your Routine.

    Exercise is one of the best ways to mitigate the pain of arthritis. Although moving may sound like a counterintuitive solution when you’re feeling stiff, there’s actually plenty of benefits for arthritis patients. It helps your joints stay mobile and flexible, which prevents them from locking up and causing more pain. Exercise can also help you lose weight, which will result in less stress placed on your joints overall. Not all exercises are suitable for arthritis patients - ideally, the exercise should be low weight-bearing, such as swimming or using a recumbent bicycle. Be sure to check with your doctor before starting any new exercise program.

    Try Different Forms of Therapy, Such as Massage, Acupuncture, or Chiropractic Treatment.

    In addition to seeing your primary care doctor, you may find you benefit from seeing another professional who specializes in physical therapy and other forms of treatment. Many patients find they benefit from massage, which helps improve flexibility and range of motion in the joints and reduces feelings of tightness and pain. Acupuncture is another common therapy that is often used for arthritis. It is a very old form of therapy that focuses on finding pressure points in the body and releasing energy. Finally, you may want to consider gentle chiropractic treatment for arthritis. Chiropractors can help you put your joints into alignment to reduce tension buildup. Just be sure that your chiropractor knows you have arthritis so they can treat you appropriately. An at-home treatment option for arthritic stiffness/discomfort in the neck or back is Posture Pump® Disc Hydrators®.* Posture Pump® draws in nutrient-rich fluid to the discs of the neck & back, promoting better range of motion, and well-lubricated joints. If you aren’t sure what type of therapy would be most effective for you, consider working generally with a physical therapist to determine what types of treatments would be most helpful.


    Avoid Repetitive Motions That Could Create Tension/Exacerbate Arthritis Pain.

    Repetitive motion built up through work or other physical activities is a big cause of arthritis for many people. This repetitive motion builds up tension in the joints, which eventually results in the development of arthritic pain. If you already have arthritis, it’s very important to avoid repetitive motions, such as typing, for long periods of time. If you don’t have the option of avoiding these repetitive motions, take frequent breaks to stretch your joints and muscles.

    Arthritis is a very frustrating physical condition, but it can be managed with these pain relief methods. It’s very important to talk to your doctor about this to make sure you’re taking appropriate measures to treat your condition, as well as for other general senior living help. Everyone’s arthritis is unique, so treatments that work for someone else may be different from the treatments that work for you. There are also medications that you can use along with these pain relief techniques to manage the condition.

    *© 2019 POSTURE PRO, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED • U. S. Patent Numbers 5,713,841
    • 5,906,586 • D508,566S • 7,060,085,B2 • 8,029,453,B2 • 8,734,372 • 8,764,693• 9,095,419 • 9,241,820.  Other patents pending.

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  • Sailing & Back Pain: What You Need to Know


    Sailing and racing is enjoyed by countless individuals the world over. It’s a fun, exciting, and adventurous outdoor activity. Many sailors and racers enjoy the sport because it offers a liberating connection to nature and the elements. The constantly changing conditions of the wind and sea, however, can add to the risk of neck and back pain. This is a commonly reported issue, which should come as no surprise, given the immense physical demands involved in sailing.

    Often, the surrounding environment of the sea can be unpredictable. This usually requires vigorous, quick movements during sailing and racing. Many sailing aficionados report not only pain in the neck and/or back, but acute shoulder and arm stiffness as well. When put to action while boating, the sometimes awkward movements and positions involved can contribute to hyper-extension, or locking of the joints.

    Whether sailing or racing, one common cause of back pain is due to over-arching the low back due to a weak core. Additionally, stress put on the spine while sailing using positional, repetitive motions can lead to disc bulging/protrusion. This causes the back (and neck) to lose their proper postural curves over time. As bones clamp down on the discs of the spine, nutrient-rich lubricating fluid is forced out of the disc space. This common occurrence causes bones and joints to dry up, decay, and become painfully stiff.

    Tips For Prevention

    The ever-changing conditions of the sea reinforce the importance of being in good physical condition. This will help to avoid musculoskeletal issues that may lead to bigger health problems down the road. One should practice regular cardiovascular, core, and flexibility training. Taking regular breaks while sailing will also help maintain endurance and stamina on the water. As with any physical exercise (weightlifting, yoga, etc.), developing a habit of practicing proper form and stretching/warming up joints before setting sail is crucial. Finally, if there are any areas of technical skill that need improvement, seek out training/coaching to strengthen these skills beforehand.

    A healthy balance of nutrition and hydration is just as important as physical training while sailing. When navigating the sometimes-erratic settings of the wind and ocean, it’s important to maintain a regular intake of good carbohydrates. Equally as critical is the consistent intake of water. Dehydration when sailing leads to decreased energy and weakend muscle strength. It is recommended to consume 500ml of water or sport drink one half-hour before setting sail. Once on the water, it’s a good idea to drink 150ml every 15 minutes, especially during a vigorous boat race.

    Regular use of Posture Pump® Disc Hydrators® before and after racing and sailing will help decompress and shape the essential curves of the back and neck. Additionally, Posture Pump® decompresses and hydrates compressed, damaged discs, relieving painful back and neck stiffness.

    Check out more details on our Back Pain Products and Neck Pain Products.

    How Fitting that Posture Pump® Disc Hydrators® offered neck/back pain relief to the sailors  of the WHIPLASH racing boat in Southern California this summer!

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    © 2018 POSTURE PRO, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED • U. S. Patent Numbers 5,713,841
    • 5,906,586 • D508,566S • 7,060,085,B2 • 8,029,453,B2 • 8,734,372 • 8,764,693• 9,095,419 • 9,241,820.  Other patents pending.

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  • Neck & Back Pain: Prescription Drug Abuse

    Neck & Back Pain: Prescription Drug Abuse

    When dealing with chronic neck or back pain, one can easily develop a dependency on powerful opioids. When the neck and back are compromised, it doesn’t take long for day-to-day activities to also be impacted. The pain may start from the neck, radiating all the way down to the lower back, or may be limited to one area or the other. This prolonged kind of pain can make simple tasks in life feel like an uphill struggle, and can become quite draining. Solutions to relieving neck pain can seem limited, and individuals are often influenced by the "quick fix" promise of painkillers. However, this can often lead to the development of a symbiotic relationship with prescription drugs.

    Characteristics of Addiction

    Addiction is a behavioral and psychological condition that exhibits a strong craving or compulsion to over-attend to one’s desires, thus creating a dependency. Sometimes, individuals don’t realize when they have created an attachment to something, whether that be a controlled substance, an object, or any kind of activity. One can then convince him/herself to view certain behaviors as the norm, accepting and adapting them into their daily routine, potentially discrediting the reality of addiction.

    Here are some common indicators of addiction:

    1. Withholding updates: Limited communication with doctor about medication usage and/or updates of effects
    2. Misusing medication: You find yourself using the medication other than for it's intended use
    3. Creating own directions: Not taking medicine as directed
    4. Escaping life responsibilities: The amount of usage has led to foregoing responsibilities, daily activities, etc.

    Becoming addicted to prescriptions may cloud one's judgment, overshadowing the drug's initial intended use. The actual requirement of the opiate may have already been met, but one's body may be deceivingly saying otherwise due to an increased tolerance. Tolerance is developed from long-term use of a drug, leading to a need for a stronger dosage. This is a mental and physical trigger of the addiction, causing an “I need more” reaction. In truth, reaching this point is more of a warning sign to decrease the habit and possibly find alternative solutions to the pain.

    Conversely, abruptly stopping one's medication can have physical side effects. Withdrawal symptoms occur when use of the drug is reduced or stopped within a short period of time. Withdrawal symptoms from prescription painkillers can include flu-like symptoms, and can last anywhere from 24 hours to upwards of 10 days. The severity and duration of withdrawals varies depending on an individual's  level of dependency on the substance – length of time abusing the drug, amount of use, etc. It's important to be aware of these risks when researching pain relief sources.

    Some Stats

    According to the 2016 National Study on Drug Use and Health, the most abused prescription drug falls under painkillers, with 3.3 million users. The U.S. consumes about 80 percent of the world’s prescription drugs. This is indicative of how susceptible many  are to becoming dependent on medications. The power of influence is a strong force in our society, because of how common it is for many to resort to painkillers, thus becoming addicted.

    It IS okay to use prescription painkillers!

    With moderate to severe back or neck pain, it is important to explore all medication options. This is especially true if the pain is chronic. It is okay to use prescription painkillers! This may be the most effective treatment for you. Your Healthcare Professional will make the best recommendation of treatment,  and will thoroughly examine your pain. It is important to be honest about what you are experiencing – location and intensity of pain – and your medical history. Your family medical history is also vital to the Doctor’s diagnoses; They must have a clear understanding of the potential risks/side effects from the prescribed medication. It's important to follow up with your Doctor if you experience changes/side effects of any new prescription.

    What Are My Options?

    Alternate solutions to prescription drugs are quickly gaining traction, such as controlled exercises, alternatives to sitting desks in offices, and at-home tools like Posture Pump® Disc Hydrators®!

    Posture Pump® specializes in neck and back-related pain products. These Disc Hydrators® are designed to decompress, shape, and lubricate the spine, which can help alleviate many symptoms caused by neck and back conditions. These at-home products help decompress and shape the Cervical Curve, improve range of motion, and get to the cause of neck and back pain and stiffness fast!

    Posture Pump® Relieves Painful Neck and Back Stiffness, Headaches and Fatigue, Decompresses & Shapes the Proper Neck Curve, & Decompresses & Hydrates Compressed, Damaged Discs. Check out more details on our Back Pain Products and Neck Pain Products.


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    • 5,906,586 • D508,566S • 7,060,085,B2 • 8,029,453,B2 • 8,734,372 • 8,764,693• 9,095,419 • 9,241,820.  Other patents pending.

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  • Great Ways to Stop a Desk Job from Ruining Your Health

    As more and more businesses are incorporating internet-based knowledge into their company workflow, computers and other digital technologies are becoming more frequently required to complete daily tasks in the workplace. Performing work at a computer usually involves sitting at an office desk, and even though some individuals might enjoy the lack of activity that this kind of job may bring, it is truly detrimental to our health. The health risks that come with sitting down for, what it seems like, infinite hours per day are endless. Heart disease, a slower metabolism, cardiovascular disease, and neck and back pain are all cases, among the many not mentioned, that can arise from sitting too long.

     Ways to Take Control of Neck and Back Pain

    Neck and back pain are some of the most common outcomes and complaints from sitting at a desk for too long. It can be induced from from bad posture, the framework of your chair, or the position of your head in comparison to what you’re working on at your desk. Whatever the cause may be, it is important to prevent the discomfort to stop these somewhat minor issues from turning into impactful ones that can take you out of work completely.

     Neck pain most likely comes from the symptoms of bad posture--rounded shoulders, a forward head position, and a curved spine from slouching. There are a variety of exercises that can be done to help alleviate the pain you’re experiencing. Try using the “puppet string” posture method before completing any sitting exercise. With this, it is important to sit up tall so you feel as though your spine is being pulled upwards. A great workout for a tight neck is called cervical retraction. Slightly tuck your neck toward your chin, as if your making a “double chin”, and hold this position for a few seconds, and repeat 5 times.

     Along with the neck, desk workers can often experience back pain too. To help decrease spinal pain throughout the workday, relieve some of the tension between your shoulder blades by positioning your arms around your back-- like you’re giving yourself a big hug. You will feel the tension disappear as you breathe in and out while holding your arms the way described.

    A great product line that can help with spinal compression is Posture Pump® Disc Hydrators®! This comfortable line of at-home neck/back pain devices decompress and hydrate the discs in the neck and back.

    Posture Pump® Products:
    • Relieve Painful Neck/Back Stiffness, Headaches and Fatigue
    • Decompress and Shape the Proper Neck Curve
    • Decrease Disc Bulging
    • Reduce and Correct Forward Head, Neck and Upper Back (Hump) Posture
    • Apply Reversing Pressure to Upper Back Humps
    • Improve Flexibility and Range of Motion
    • Are Lightweight, Easy to Operate & Travel With
    • Are Made in the USA & Built to Last
    • Employ Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) via Posture Pump®



    © 2018 POSTURE PRO, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED • U. S. Patent Numbers 5,713,841
    • 5,906,586 • D508,566S • 7,060,085,B2 • 8,029,453,B2 • 8,734,372 • 8,764,693
    • 9,095,419 • 9,241,820.  Other patents pending.

    Beware of counterfeits and purchase an Official Posture Pump® - Made in the USA since 1994.

    Consider Using a Sit-Stand Desk

    Sit-stand desks are the new fad in many corporations around the world! For companies that have adopted this concept, there has been quite an improvement in employee wellness. Think about it, sitting all day comes with very limited movement, which is extremely detrimental to our overall health. With a standing desk, you’re giving your body the opportunity to completely change its position while still working. If standing desks are not provided in your workplace, click here to purchase one and experience the difference it can make to your body!


    Walk Around the Office

    Being static at your desk all day is a contributor to bad health. It is vital that we leave our desks periodically throughout the day to get out bodies moving. Along with the fitness related advantages, taking walks around the office can give your mind a break. After a brief pause away from work, you’re more likely to come back more motivated and awake than before.

    Group Fitness Attendance

    Feel like challenging your coworkers in a really fun and active way? Motivate yourself and your colleagues to join a fitness event in the community! Whether it is a zumba class, or a local race, it gets everyone out of the office and involved with exercise. If you are struggling to find a fitness related event in your area, create one! Using an online event planning platform makes it super easy to invite your friends and track your RSVPs. You’ll turn into the most active workplace in no time!


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  • Exercises For Poor Posture

    Poor Posture Exercises


    “Posture is important!” “Sit/stand up straight!” “Shoulders Back!” Do any of these statements sound familiar? You’ve probably heard at least one of them in your life. Like it or not, your posture says a lot about you. It can play a huge role in the way you’re perceived by the outside world. For instance, good posture can denote confidence, vitality, trustworthiness, and professionalism. Conversely, poor posture can often imply low self esteem, lack of respect, and/or self-doubt.

    Have you ever caught a glimpse of yourself in a mirror or window and noticed that, maybe, you weren’t standing as tall as you could be? In that moment, you may make a quick adjustment to your stance and keep walking, but let’s face it: Nobody is acutely aware of their posture 24/7. That’s simply not realistic. it’s worth noting that everyday activities, like constantly looking down at your smartphone, or leaning forward at a computer for a prolonged period, can quickly turn into bad habits that wreak havoc on the neck and back.

    Forward Head Posture, a byproduct of those aforementioned regular activities, doesn’t just create a superficial slumped appearance. This type of forward tilt can cause painful stiffness in the upper/mid/lower back, neck, and shoulders, decreased height, headaches/migraines, and even muscle spasms.

    Technology isn’t going anywhere, so it’s increasingly important to incorporate healthy posture habits into our everyday lives to help “dump the hump.” The good news is, there are a variety of exercises and stretches that can help to not only improve posture, but potentially ease that accompanying pain/stiffness as well! See our highlighted picks below:

    1. Twisted Crunch: In addition to strengthening posture, this exercise also works your abdominal/oblique muscles.

    How To Do It: While lying with your back flat to the ground and your knees bent, place both hands behind your head. Then, raise your upper body into a crunch position, and begin by rotating your left shoulder to your right. Then, simply repeat this sequence, this time, rotating your right shoulder to your left.

    2. Back Extensions: This exercise helps to strengthen the back, providing a solid foundation for improved posture.

    How To Do It: Lying on your stomach, place both arms either at your sides, or in front of you, keeping one hand on top of the other. Place your chin on top of your hands. Begin by lifting your feet off the floor about 2 inches, while also lifting your upper body as high off the ground as you’re comfortably able. Hold this stretch for a few seconds, then release, and repeat the sequence. Note. It’s important to keep your chin lifted without hyper-extending your neck, or, pushing the neck too far backward.

    3. Shoulder Rolls: This is a simple exercise that eases tension and stiffness from being in a prolonged forward leaning seated position and improves posture.

    How To Do It: Either in a seated or standing position, inhale, then bring your shoulders up towards your ears, rolling them backward and then back down. Repeat this sequence several times. Tip* If you're able, try using hand weights with this exercise to take it to the next level!

    4. Seated Twist: One of the most effective and easy posture exercises.

    How To Do It: In a straight seated position on an exercise ball, extend your arms out in front of you. Then, simply twist to the right, come back to center, and then twist to the left. You’ll know you’re doing this correctly when you feel the stretch in your oblique muscles with each twist. Tip* If you're able, try using hand weights with this exercise to take it to the next level!

    5. Posture Pump® Disc Hydrators®: Posture Pump® Neck and Back Disc Hydrators® gently decompress, shape, and hydrate the discs in your neck and back. When the neck and back lose their natural curved shape, the soft discs that are in between the vertebrae become compressed, and rich lubricating fluid is unable to penetrate and hydrate the discs.  This causes premature aging in the form of stiff dry joints and a forward, slumped appearance. Posture Pump® counteracts that by lifting, stretching, decompressing, hydrating and shaping the neck and back into its “vital” natural curved shape.


    Posture Pump® Neck And Back Disc Hydrators®:
    • Help to Relieve Painful Neck and Back Stiffness, Headaches and Fatigue
    • Decompress and Shape the Proper Postural Curves of the Neck and Back
    • Decompress & Hydrate Compressed Discs
    • Decrease Disc Bulging
    • Improve Flexibility and Range of Motion
    • Lightweight, Easy to Operate & Travel With
    • Made in the USA & Built to Last
    • Employs Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) via Posture Pump®

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  • Golfing and Neck Pain: How To Get Relief


    Golf and pain go hand in hand, especially in the neck.
    You need good range of motion in your neck for your golf swing. If you've got a kink in your neck that makes movement panful, your golf swing will of course be impacted!

    One of the biggest contributors to neck pain is poor posture during an activity. Instead of pulling the chin down for a neutral posture, some people keep the chin forward and shoulders slouched. That makes the chin stick out and creates tension in the neck and surrounding muscles.

    In the pursuit of neck pain relief, an important aspect which is often overlooked is unrestricted cervical spine rotation. The ability to "retract" your neck, and fully rotate to the left is necessary to achieve a good "top of back swing position" (for the right-handed golfer). Any limitation in flexibility in either plane of motion can cause muscle strain/or nerve pinching. The shearing and rotational stresses occurring at the lower neck at the top of backswing will be minimized with good muscle flexibility. Gentle rotation and side bending neck stretches done twice daily for a duration of twenty seconds each will help eliminate pain and restriction.

    The most common form of neck pain is often caused by overstretching of ligaments due to postural stresses. The golfer who spends countless hours practicing with the head in a forward, protruded position will always be at higher risk to develop cervical (neck) pain. 

    Extending the neck while you swing causes tension; carrying a golf bag on the same side all the time leads to uneven muscles and pain.

    Quick fix: Bring your chin toward your neck as you look down at the ball so your neck is not extended; alternate shoulder sides when you carry a golf bag.

    Neck Stretch Tips:  Face forward and let your head bend

    slowly to the side.

    • Hold three seconds and repeat on the other side.
    • Repeat 10 times.
    • Do this exercise slowly and gently.
    • For an additional stretch, when your head is bent to the side, let it roll slowly forward about 45 degrees and hold it there for three seconds.

    Remember that using the proper form during physical activity prevents neck pain. So does strengthening the neck, shoulder, back and core muscles.

    Posture Pump® Dual Disc Hydrator® Model 1400-D relieves painful neck and back stiffness.

    Posture Pump® Relieves Painful Neck and Back Stiffness, Headaches and Fatigue, Decompresses & Shapes the Proper Neck Curve, & Decompresses & Hydrates Compressed, Damaged Discs. Check out more details on our Back Pain Products and Neck Pain Products.

    Fiamma Felitch, a Professional Female Golfer uses the Posture Pump® Elliptical Back Rocker™ Model 2000 to increase her range of motion and decrease back soreness due to the multiple hours mastering her golf swing!

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