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  • Posture Pump® Deluxe Full Spine - Model 4100-S Instructions

    Posture Pump® Deluxe Full Spine Relieves Painful Neck and Back Pain, Stiffness, Headaches and Fatigue - Model 4100-S

    Step-By-Step Instructions: Easy to use at home device- just minutes a day for neck and back pain relief, increased flexibility, & range of motion!

    Before you begin, here are some safety precautions:

    • You shouldn't use Posture Pump® without consulting with your Healthcare Professional, as certain joint, nerve, disc, vascular, and other disorders or weaknesses could potentially be aggravated and worsened.
    • Do not use if you have implanted spinal hardware.
    • If you are pregnant, you should not use Posture Pump® beyond your first trimester.
    • Do not use if you are injured.
    • Never inflate to the point of pain.
    • Never cover up or block off open ends of hand pump (Safety Release Valve.)
    • While the neck unit is inflated, you should NOT reposition your body. When using the Model 4100-S, always apply the back unit first. When all movement with the back unit is complete, apply neck unit. Completely deflate neck unit and release Comfort Visor™ before moving back unit.
    • If pain results during treatment, discontinue use immediately and consult your Healthcare Professional.
    • If your back is sensitive or extremely stiff, first use the unit on your bed/mattress. As your flexibility increases, you may wish to graduate to a firm, flat surface.
    • An aggressive workout with Posture Pump® may temporarily cause soreness. If so, reduce the intensity and duration of your treatment.
    • Keep device out of reach of children at all times.

    WARM UP ROUTINE: Begin by slowly turning your head and neck side-to-side 5 times; then tilting your head and neck forward and backward 5 times; then leaning the head and neck side-to-side 5 times.

    • On a comfortable, firm surface, in a seated position, slide deflated unit against low back and buttocks.

    • While grasping the lower portion of the unit, gently lean your back and neck over deflated unit. Buttocks should hang off edge of lower unit; neck should fit comfortably into neck cradle. Move lower unit Elliptical Back Rocker™ slightly up or down, left or right, to locate the most comfortable and centered position for you.

    • While lying flat on unit with knees bent and feet firmly on the ground, begin to rock lower portion of Elliptical Back Rocker™ by rocking pelvis up and back toward belly button using abdominal muscles to lift buttocks. Then rock downward using back muscles, allowing your lower back and abdominal muscles to gently stretch over air cells and lowering buttocks to floor. Repeat this movement several times to conclude warm-up routine.

    Now that your warm-up is complete, it's time to move on to the actual Training Session!

    TRAINING SESSION INSTRUCTIONS:
    1. After warm-up routine, place deflated unit on a comfortable, firm surface. Deflate air cells by pushing the button on the pump and squeezing air cells. With Comfort Visor™ forehead restraint untangled at back of unit, slide and center unit under the back of your neck, snugly against your shoulders and upper back. Note that if you are not snug, comfortable, and centered on the inflated neck bladder or back bladders, or if it seems to inflate unevenly, completely deflate all air cells, remove Comfort Visor®, then re-center yourself on the unit and reapply Comfort Visor™.
    2. Center your neck on neck cradle measuring with index fingers.
    3. Apply Comfort Visor™ by centering it across your forehead. While holding it there with fingers, lightly tighten one side at a time until snug and centered. Allow it to slide back toward hairline as you pull all slack out of Comfort Visor™ will mold to the shape of your forehead as it slides back. Reposition until it feels secure and comfortable. Note: For smaller heads and shorter necks, locate Comfort Visor™ in forward slots. For larger size locate Comfort Visor™ in back slots.
    4. Hold back of unit down with tips of index fingers or thumbs and further tighten Comfort Visor™ if necessary.
    5. Press ends of Comfort Visor™ straps across the Velcro® forehead section. Comfort Visor™ should be as snug as possible without lifting up the back of the unit and may be tightened further after the first repetition. (Back of frame may lift slightly during application on some surfaces. THIS IS NORMAL.)
    6. Leaving neck pump on chest/stomach area for easy access, grasp the two hand pumps that work the lower unit; lowest air cell pump in your right hand, upper air cell pump in your left hand. (Squeeze each pump separately to confirm lowest air cell pump is in right hand.)
    7. Inflate lowest air cell with right hand pump to a firm, comfortable level, never to the point of pain. (Usually 1-5 complete pumps.)
    8. Inflate upper air cell with left hand pump to an equally comfortable level. (Usually 1-5 complete pumps.)
    9. Squeeze both pumps at the same time (Usually 1-3 more pumps.)
    10. Using your abdominal and pelvic muscles, gently rock back and forth 3-5 times, repeating actions from the final bullet point in the Warm-Up Routine.
    11. Deflate air cells by pushing down on both pump buttons at the same time.
    12. Repeat steps 7 through 11 several times, leaving unit inflated to a comfortable level on the last repetition.
    13. Keeping the back unit inflated to a comfortable level, make sure your neck is still centered on the neck cradle (use your index fingers to measure), and Comfort Visor™ should remain snug.
    14. Grasp the hand pump that operates the neck air cell(s) and slowly pump unit up to your own comfort level; never to the point of pain. (This is typically 1-7 complete pumps, but may vary by individual. Pump less times during first week of use. (Pump is equipped with automatic air release valve, limiting inflation.) Never cover up or block off open ends of hand pump.
    15. Wait 10 seconds, then release all air by pushing the manual air release button on the pump. Repeat this workout 10 to 15 times, leaving neck air cell(s) inflates at a comfortable level on last repetition.
    16. With all air cells now inflated to comfortable levels, allow your entire spine to stretch over inflated air cells, keeping your buttocks on the ground. Relax on inflated unit for 1 to 5 minutes on first session. Gradually work up to a maximum goal of 15 minutes  by adding a few minutes to each training session, or as directed by your Healthcare Professional. Inflate unit at lower levels the first week, thus reducing soreness commonly caused by aggressive workouts.
    17. Completely deflate all air cells (neck first),  release Velcro® straps from forehead, and remove Comfort Visor™. Gently bring knees to chest one at a time for 5 seconds each. Then bring both knees to chest and hold for 5 seconds. Gently roll off unit and on to your left or right side slowly and carefully without turning your head. When you are free from the unit and standing or sitting in an upright position, gently and slowly repeat warm-up routine (Begin by slowly turning your head and neck side-to-side 5 times; then tilting your head and neck forward and backward 5 times; then leaning the head and neck side-to-side 5 times) to acclimate your neck muscles to the weight of your head.
    18. Never rock unit while neck unit is inflated. 
    19. Keep unit near bed or night stand and repeat the above treatment daily for at least 3 times per week to help relieve tension, stress and fatigue and to reinforce your natural neck and back curves while lubricating the joints. Many users find that using Posture Pump® just before bedtime allows them to fall asleep more easily.
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    If you've purchased your Posture Pump® with the Comfort Pad attached, this easily folds up and is lightweight. Simply wipe down with a damp cloth for cleaning. There are 4 plastic pegs that connect the Comfort Pad to the neck frame so be sure to KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS.

    LOCALLY MADE & DURABLE CONSTRUCTION: Made in the USA & Built to Last

    Over 3 Million have utilized EED® Technology via Posture Pump®.

    Posture Pump® Deluxe Full Spine - Model 4100s: For Relief of Painful Neck and Back Stiffness. 

    Full spine model with single neck air cell: Combines neck Model 1100-S and back Model 2000. New Comfort Visor™ gently molds to the shape of the forehead (no chin or jaw contact). Does not hyper-extend the neck. Single EED® air cell* decompresses and hydrates cervical discs, while shaping & restoring the cervical (neck) curve at moderate pressure levels for comfortable, corrective deep relief. Simultaneously, two opposing air cells in the lower back unit get to the cause of pain and stiffness fast. Comfort pad attaches both neck and back units into one. Conveniently folds & locks together for easy travel.

    • Decreases Cervical Disc Bulging
    • Relieves Painful Neck and Low Back Stiffness, Headaches and Fatigue
    • Shapes & Restores Healthy Cervical and Lumbar Curves
    • Decompresses and Hydrates Discs in Neck and Low Back Regions
    • Reduces & Corrects Forward Head & Neck Posture
    • Built-in Rocking Mechanism Exercises Abdominal Muscles (strengthens core) While Shaping & Strengthening the Lower Back
    • Improves Flexibility and Ranges of Motion
    • Lightweight, Easy to Operate & Travel With (weighs 6 lbs.)
    • Made in the USA & Built to Last
    • Employs Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) via Posture Pump®
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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.

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

    Consult your health care professional before beginning treatment.
    Prices and colors subject to change without notice.
    Posture Pump® products are not designed to diagnose or cure disease.
    Posture Pump®, Neck Pump®, Back Pump®, Scoligon®, Spine Trainer®, Disc Hydrator®,
    Dual Disc Hydrator®, Penta Vec®, Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®),
    Elliptical Back Rocker™, Decompress, Shape & Lubricate™

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  • How Poor Posture Causes Neck Aches and Upper Back Pain

    Ever wake up with unexpected neck pain?  Find that your back or neck is practically screaming in pain by the time you’re done with a long day at work?  It’s not stress or your busy lifestyle that’s causing those aches and pains… It could be your posture.  Poor Posture Causes Neck Aches and Upper Back Pain.  That’s right – your mother’s reminders to sit up straight were actually some of the best ways to preserve your back and neck health.  Poor Posture is one of the most common causes of neck aches and  upper back pain.

    Since the neck and skull sit on top of the spine, the curvature of the spine can cause the head’s position to become askew. This causes considerable strain on the neck muscles, which in turn can contribute to neck aches, pains, and even chronic headaches.

    There are a number of muscles that make up the neck – and when these muscles are strained or become tight, they can cause Cervical and upper back pain, in addition to headaches.  These muscles include:

    • Scalene and suboccipital muscles (these help rotate the head)
    • Pectoralis minor muscles (these muscles can be found at the upper part of the chest)
    • Subscapularis muscles (larger muscles which are found around the shoulder joints)
    • Levator scapulae muscles (these muscles are located at the back and sides of the neck)

     

    More Info: Cervical Spine Anatomy and Neck Pain

    When alignment of the spine is off (for example, you’re slouching forward while sitting), this puts a considerable amount of pressure on your neck muscles. Continuous strain can lead to chronic neck and back pain – and the only solution to this kind of pain is to improve one’s posture.

    The most common posture that causes neck and back pain is when a person is sitting with their head and shoulders pushed forward.  This posture is most common when someone is sitting in front of a computer, with your head jutted forward to read the screen.  Since this posture is most common in the workplace, it’s important for people to remain aware of how they’re sitting, and to make corrections whenever possible.

    Posture Pump® specializes in neck and back-related pain products.  Posture Pump® products are designed to decompress, shape, and lubricate the spine, which can help alleviate many symptoms caused by neck and back conditions. Posture Pump® shapes and restores the Cervical Curve, restores ranges of motion, and gets to the cause of neck and back pain stiffness fast!

    Posture Pump® Relieves Painful Neck and Back Stiffness, Headaches and Fatigue, Shapes & Restores 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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  • Driving: Back Pain & Stiffness

    Long commutes can give you more than just stress and road rage, sitting for hours daily in traffic can result in back pain due to the sitting in your car for long hours on the road. Mix traffic-related tension and poor driving posture, and it’s no wonder your back, shoulders, and neck are a sore, knotty mess.

    Back Pain and Driving  The average American commuter spends at least 2 hours a week behind the wheel according to a Texas A&M University study. For some driving a motorized vehicle is also their job: truck drivers, bus drivers, ambulance and fire   trucks, police or Uber/Lyft drivers.

    A study published in May 2015 in the International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health found that people who are frequently exposed to whole-body vibrations — such as from occupational driving — have double the risk of experiencing low back pain and sciatica than people who are not.

    DRIVING IS DIFFERENT TO ORDINARY SITTING:

    If your car isn't moving, then sitting in a driving seat probably isn't much different to sitting in a padded chair, but as soon as the vehicle starts moving things change.

    Unlike regular sitting, while a vehicle is in motion the body is subject to different forces: to accelerations and decelerations, to lateral swaying from side to side, and to whole-body up and down vibrations. Also, when driving the feet are actively being used, the right foot on the gas (accelerator) pedal, the left on the brake, and in a stick-shift also on the clutch.

    When the feet are active they cannot be used to support and stabilize the lower body as normally happens when they are placed on the floor during normal sitting in a chair. There is evidence that the combination of these factors, coupled with the design of the car seat itself, can increase the chance of back problems for some people.

    Unlike the sensation you get while slumped over in an office chair, your body feels a lot of different forces in a car, from accelerations, side-to-side swaying, and vibrations,  says Alan Hedge, Ph.D., C.P.E. professor of ergonomics at Cornell University.

    This vibration of the spine pushes on the discs between your vertebrae—the cushions that act as shock absorbers and allow spinal movement—which can cause mechanical damage to the disks, Hedge says. “There is evidence that the combination of these factors, coupled with the design of the car seat itself, can increase the chance of back problems for some people."

    DRIVING CAUSES LOWER BACK PAIN AND STIFFNESS:
    • Driving for prolonged periods of time, the lumbar curve is all but lost, placing extra strain on the vertebrae and discs.
    • The spine is subjected to considerable vibration and jolting.
    • Modern cars have a lower roof line and so reduced internal space. To allow this the seat is often lowered and tipped back which causes the legs to be straighter, placing strain on the hamstrings, in turn pulling on their pelvic attachments and resulting in the pelvis rolling backwards.
    • Strain is also placed on the cervical spine (neck) due to the seat being tipped back and the driver having to flex the neck by up to 20 degrees in order to look straight ahead
    • Laboratory research has studied the effects of whole-body vibration when a person is sitting in a car seat. The lumbar spine has a natural resonant frequency of 4-5 Hz, and results show that this natural frequency can be excited by laboratory simulated vehicle driving, and this can lead to high spinal loadings in the lower back, and this in turn could result in greater postural discomfort and an increased risk of low back pain and injury.
    PAIN PREVENTION TIPS FOR YOUR COMMUTE:
    • Chair Position: Adjust your chair’s back to 100 degrees and the seat bottom 5 degrees upward. While 130 degrees is the ideal position for your back, this slightly narrower positioning allows you to rest your neck against the padding and still see the road.
    • Lumbar Support: Most cars don’t have enough lumbar support. Roll up a sweatshirt and place it behind the small of your back. Your neck, hips, and back work like cogwheels, so if you turn one part, the others will also move. Keep a curve in your lower back to decrease pressure on your lumbar disks.
    • Don’t Slouch or keep your seat too far back, forcing you to reach for the steering wheel, which is not ideal.
    • Remove your Wallet From your Back Pocket which causes asymmetry of the hips and misaligns your spine.
    • Stretch it out: Stop as often as you can, preferably every half hour or so, to get out of the car and stretch.

     

    Posture Pump® PentaVec® Model 2500 is a very effective treatment for lower back pain and 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.

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    GREAT FOR MOST AGES & CONDITIONS – PLEASE READ ALL CAUTIONS & INSTRUCTIONS  PRIOR TO USE. RESULTS WILL VARY BY INDIVIDUAL.

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

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

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  • Get Relief from Neck and Back Pain with the Posture Pump®

    Posture Pump® Dual Disc Hydrator® (Model 1400-D) Relieves Painful Neck and Upper Back Pain, Stiffness, Headaches and Fatigue

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

          • NECK & UPPER BACK PAIN RELIEF – Relieves neck and upper back tension, decompresses joints while reshaping   the natural curves of the neck and upper back (hump region).  Improves ranges of motion in the neck & upper back and gets to the cause of neck and upper back pain and stiffness fast.
          • COMFORTABLE DUAL AIR CELL TECHNOLOGY– 2 Uniquely Angled Air Cells Decompress and Shape the Neck and Upper Back to Relieve Compressive, Forward Upper Body Posture. This BREAKTHROUGH technology of Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) was patented and invented by Posture Pump® and ONLY available in OFFICIAL Posture Pump® products. Operating at moderate pressure levels, the “Dual” provides extremely comfortable disc decompression while reshaping the proper spinal curves.
          • RELAXATION OF MIND & BODY – Many use it just before bedtime to relieve head, neck and upper back discomfort, stiffness, stress and to fall asleep easier. Others use it before or after a workout or a busy day to help reduce chronically compressed discs & joints and to increase ranges of motion.  It’s a perfect time to relax, deep breath and to decompress.
          • COMFORTABLE & LIGHTWEIGHT – One easy to squeeze hand pump makes it simple and easy to use. Comfort Visor™ gently molds to the shape of the forehead (no chin or jaw contact) and does not hyper-extend the neck.  Designed for home use, simply lie on any flat, firm surface, center your neck on the deflated air cells, place Comfort Visor™ snugly above eye brows, grasp hand pump and begin to slowly pump up air cells.  The one hand pump conveniently pumps up both air cells together.  Be sure to read all instructions prior to use.
          • GREAT FOR MOST AGES & CONDITIONS – Relieve &  prevent discomfort related to poor spinal alignment, muscle tightness & tension, excessive forward head posture (Flexion) & more.
          • LOCALLY MADE & DURABLE CONSTRUCTION - Each one is Hand Made in the USA & Built to Last. We strive for 100% quality and take great pride in our products. Money Back 60 Day Risk Free Guarantee. 6 MONTH WARRANTY FROM DATE OF PURCHASE.
          • APPROVED MRI STUDIES: The outstanding results of EED® technology via Posture Pump® was demonstrated in TWO IRB Approved MRI studies by world-renowned, neurosurgeon and researcher, Dr. C. Norman Shealy.

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       Be Flexible, Stand Taller, Feel Younger™ with Posture Pump!
          • Relieves Painful Neck and Upper Back Stiffness, Headaches and Fatigue
          • Reduces and Corrects Forward Head, Neck and Upper Back (Hump) Posture
          • Shapes & Restores the Proper Neck Curve, Decreases Disc Bulging, Decompresses & Hydrates Compressed Discs
          • Employs breakthrough technology of Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) invented and patented by Posture Pump® and only used in official Posture Pump® products
          • Decompress in two areas with even more comfortable, corrective deep relief!
          • Two uniquely angled EED® air cells decompress and shape the neck and upper back (hump region) to relieve compressive forward upper body posture. With one easy-to-use hand pump and uniquely-angled air cells, expansion and contraction (up and down motion) of the air cells creates alternating hydration of the spinal discs and joints.
          • When the air cells are left inflated for longer periods of time (15-20 min.), postural restoration occurs. Comfort Visor™ gently molds to the shape of the forehead (no chin or jaw contact/NO CHIN STRAP REQUIRED). The POSTURE PUMP® DUAL DISC HYDRATOR® Model (1400-D) does not hyper-extend the neck. Operating at moderate pressure levels, the “Dual” provides extremely comfortable disc decompression & hydration while reshaping the proper neck curve and upper back curves.
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    GREAT FOR MOST AGES & CONDITIONS – PLEASE READ ALL CAUTIONS & INSTRUCTIONS  PRIOR TO USE. RESULTS WILL VARY BY INDIVIDUAL.

     

    Consult your health care professional before beginning.Prices and colors subject to change without notice. Posture Pump® products are not designed to diagnose or cure disease.Posture Pump®, Neck Pump®, Back Pump®, Scoligon®, Spine Trainer®, Disc Hydrator®, Dual Disc Hydrator®, Penta Vec®, Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®), Elliptical Back Rocker™, Decompress, Shape & Lubricate™

    What’s in the Box?

    • Posture Pump® Dual Disc Hydrator® - Model 1400-D
    • Instruction Page
    • Product Brochure
    • No external plastic wrapping – less waste and is environmentally friendly

    Posture Pump® specializes in neck and back-related pain products.  Posture Pump® products are designed to decompress, shape, and lubricate the spine, which can help alleviate many symptoms caused by neck and back pain.

    Over 3 Million have utilized EED® Technology via Posture Pump®.

     

    60 DAY RETURN POLICY

    You may exchange or return any merchandise purchased at Posture Pro, Inc. within 60 days, and be reimbursed for the cost of the product (excluding freight).  You are responsible for the original shipping and handling charges and also the cost to ship it back to us.*

    - Original order form required for all returns.
    - Shipping/Handling charges cannot be refunded when returning items.
    - All returns must be in salable condition.
    - *Other restrictions may apply.

    © 2017 POSTURE PRO, Inc. • 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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  • Cycling For Neck Aches and Back Pain: Tips for Prevention

    Biking is a great way to stay in shape and optimize cardiovascular performance. This popular exercise is especially attractive for individuals seeking an effective workout with lower impact than jogging or running.

    It’s a fact that indoor spinning classes have been on the rise for several years now.  According to Spynergy Consulting Services, indoor cycling classes are one of the top group exercises in North America and around the world. But whether you’re hitting the bike in a stylish fitness studio or out in nature, it’s important to be aware of the unwanted effects of cycling on the neck and lower back.

    During a recent survey of over 100 pro cyclist training camps, 45% (a vast majority) of individuals noted back pain specifically as a contributor to body wear & tear from cycling. In many cases, severe neck and back pain can inhibit individuals from engaging in physical activity altogether.

    Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of some helpful tips and recommendations to get you  back on the bike (and save your back!)

    • Make sure your bike is a good fit for you! Sitting on a bike that’e either too big or too small for a prolonged period of time can force your body into uncomfortable/unnatural positions, opening the gateway to chronic low back pain down the road. It’s important to select a bike that’s fitted as closely to your body proportions as possible.
    • Strengthen your core! A taut and toned core is a great by-product of regular cycling. However, beginners who may not be used to a rigorous abdominal workout tend to get fatigued more quickly, and are thereby more prone to back strain and even potential disc herniation. You can help to counteract this by doing some simple core exercises, 2-3 times a week, intermittently with cycling. As your core gets stronger, the risk of low back injury decreases.
    • Proper Positioning! How you’re seated on your bike is imperative to avoid neck and back pain. Your back should be arched, rather than in a forward leaning or “swaybacked” position, which, if you happen to ride over a few bumps, ultimately pushes your back even further forward, compressing the lumbar spine.
    • Stretch, Stretch, Stretch! Taking the time to stretch both before and after cycling (or any workout) is key to maintaining good flexibility and avoid stiffness/discomfort later.

     

    Posture Pump® products were designed to alleviate painful back and neck stiffness. The Posture Pump® Elliptical Back Rocker (Model 2000) is truly one of their most versatile products, as it fits under the back in four positions: lumbosacral, lumbar, thoracolumbar, and thoracic, to bring relief to specific problem areas.
    Additionally, the Posture Pump® Dual Disc Hydrator (Model 1400-D) is a terrific preventative tool against neck and upper back pain

    Final Thoughts: Verify your bike is the right fit, build up your core for improved endurance, arch your back & avoid leaning too far forward on your bike, and finally, prevent and/or relieve painful low back stiffness via regular stretching and incorporating Posture Pump® into your daily routine! Following these primary tips will help to make your next ride anything but a pain in the back!

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  • Avoid Neck Pain from Playing Video Games

    Gamer Pro Tips – Sit Up Straight to Avoid Neck Pain from Playing Video Games

    Do you get neck stiffness or soreness after playing video games for long periods of time? Do you notice yourself leaning forward towards the TV and looking up at the screen? Ever notice your shoulders are rounded while gripping the controller? Has it crossed your mind to have good sitting posture or do neck exercises while playing games? Assuming the answers to these questions would be “No.”

    It might not be immediately obvious from watching e-sports stars in their professional performances, but the life of a pro gamer can actually be quite physically taxing.  E-Sports ergonomics expert Frank Maas tips for improving your physical approach to gaming includes: the correct sitting position, screen height, and taking breaks often with proper stretching and exercises to keep healthy. You don’t need to be a pro gamer to have these neck and back issues.  The everyday gamer can be impacted.

    Gaming Positions:  There are 2 really common gaming positions for gamers. The “couch slouch”, where the gamer is just chilling with feet up on the coffee table and slouched back into the couch. Then, there’s the “full-on” position – usually in the heat of an FPS battle – that involves leaning forward, elbows on knees, head tilted forward, and all attention and focused on the screen.

    Many gamer's play video games using a game chair or on the bean bag. Some have found that using the gaming chair has improved their posture and eliminates the forward head and rounded shoulders position.

    Good Posture is Key.  Poor Posture is one of the most common causes of neck pain. Be sure that you are sitting back and leaning forward. When the knees are crossed, the elbows are usually on top of them while the head will be looking up at the screen. After hours of this position, your neck and other areas of your body probably will be stiff or sore from lack of movements.

    Gaming chairs can provide a health benefit of sitting correctly and reduce neck tension or strain. Even if you don’t have a gaming chair, sitting up properly will help reduce any neck strain.

    Posture Pump® specializes in neck and back-related pain products.  Posture Pump® shapes and restores the cervical curve, restores ranges of motion, and gets to the cause of neck pain and stiffness fast!

    Neck Exercises During Game Loads. Doing some simple neck exercises while games are loading can help.  You can do a neck workout and help your neck to a better neck posture while playing video games.

    These are quick neck exercises you can do within a minute or two.

    • Chin tucks
    • Shoulder rolls, shrugs and blade pinches
    • Head range of motions
    • Head rotations
    • Neck extensor stretches

     

    It’s even better if you can do the chin tuck while playing the game. By bringing your chin back towards the chair or the wall behind you, you can strengthen the front and stretch the back of your neck muscles. Combining any of the neck exercises will help keep neck tension from building when playing.

    Final Tip: Don’t clench your teeth or let your shoulders rise towards your ears when playing.

    These motions will make your head and neck tensed.  Have fun playing games and don’t forget to do neck exercises!

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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 Connection between your Jaw and Your Neck – TMJ Neck Pain

    Neck Pain is a very usual consequence of TMJ Pain and is closely related to the neck both anatomically and functionally. The jawbone (mandible) is connected to the skull by the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ).

    Just behind your jaw are the upper neck facet joints.  So, when your neck moves so does your jaw - and when your jaw moves so does your neck! The muscles that move your jaw are attached via fascial tissue to each other, and to the muscles that move your neck.

    Sometimes people have dental work prescribed to treat their jaw when in fact the root of the problem is in their neck. In these situations, the jaw pain returns after time as the cause of the pain is still there. That is - until we resolve the underlying issue: Neck Pain.

    Another common cause of TMJ is Forward Head Posture (FHP), in which a person typically sits or stands with their head jutted forward.  Posture is another huge influence on the head and neck. Certain postural changes and imbalances can have adverse effects.  One factor that has become all too common is the fact that most people’s jobs today require hours upon hours of computer work.  Over time, this causes the cervical muscles to contract, which leads to chronic achiness and eventual pain. This unnatural curve in the spine, puts extra pressure on the neck and jaw muscles.

    Study: Initial Investigation of the Relation between Extended Computer Use and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders: http://www.cda-adc.ca/jcda/vol-74/issue-7/643.pdf

    Symptoms can include not just neck pain, but stiffness, numbness in the neck, inability to turn the head left or right, joint sounds during neck movement or arthritis in the neck.  While many TMJ cases can be treated via over-the-counter pain medications and surgery, there’s a surprising new non-surgical easy to use, at home product that can help alleviate your jaw aches and pains. Treat Your TMJ with Posture Pump® Dual Disc Hydrator® Model 1400-D.

    Posture Pump® products have been recommended and trusted by health care professionals for over 20 years. Posture Pump® shapes, decompresses and hydrates the discs and joints in the cervical and lumbar spine, which is vital to maintaining good posture and to alleviate the symptoms caused by neck aches and back conditions and provides relief for the root cause of neck pain and stiffness! 

    Try Posture Pump® and Get Relief from TMJ Related Neck and Back Pain Now!

    Please consult your healthcare professional before beginning any treatment.

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

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

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  • Posture Pump® Product Reviews: Facebook Customers

    Posture Pump®  Real People … Real Results! Check out what our Facebook Fans have to say about Posture Pump®:  Facebook Reviews.

    Posture Pump® Disc Hydrators® reduces and corrects forward head posture, shapes and restores proper neck curve, and provides relief from neck pain, back pain, headaches, fatigue, and stiffness.

    Posture Pro, Inc. is the manufacturer of Posture Pump® products since 1994, with over 3 million users and counting! All products are 100% Made in the USA and built to last.  Posture Pump® has helped countless individuals with neck and back pain.  Beware of counterfeits and purchase an Official Posture Pump®.

    CHECK OUT PRODUCT REVIEWS FROM POSTURE PUMP® BRAND AMBASSADORS & MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS Here!  

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  • Dental Professionals - Work Related Neck Aches & Back Pain

    Dentists, Periodontists, Endodontists, Orthodontists and Hygienists have to deal with occupational related neck and back pain. Dentists spend most of the work day hovering over patients in various positions that do not work well for their necks, shoulders and backs. Sometimes they are in these positions for hours.

    The incidence of neck pain among dentists and hygienists is common with as many as 71% of Dentists and 82% of Hygienists reporting work related neck and back pain. In dentistry, the upper trapezius muscle is the culprit in a myriad of head and neck pain syndromes. The delivery of dental care places high demands on this muscle and can result in a painful condition called trapezius myalgia.

    Symptoms include pain, spasms, or tenderness in the upper trapezius muscle. Trigger points in this muscle result in headaches behind the eye, into the temple, and in the back of the neck.

    The forward flexion and lateral flexion/rotation (the common movements of dentists) compromise the soft tissue around the neck, creating and developing imbalances, and reducing  neuromuscular efficiency

    Here are some more recommendations specifically for the dental profession:

    • Don't position the patient too high
    • Use properly selected magnification
    • Use armrests
    • Take Frequent Breaks & Manage Stress Appropriately
    • Use Posture Pump® Disc Hydrators for relief of chronic pain and stiffness

     

     

    The dentists should not live their professional life in discomfort. Unfortunately, no professional dentist has escaped debilitating neck and back pain issues during his or her career.

    Most ergonomic injuries in dentistry result from counteracting torque for prolonged periods of time. Torque or “rotational force” occurs when a system becomes unbalanced.

    • The main culprit in torque generation as it relates to operator position is our own head. The human head is 8 percent of our total body weight.
    • The average man’s head is 14 pounds and the average woman’s head is 11 pounds.

    To achieve a direct line of vision into the oral cavity, operators are required to lean or tilt forward in some manner. This is a delivery requirement even when using a mouth mirror and loupes, although both implements can decrease the degree of forward lean or tilt, which is helpful to reduce torque.

    Two significant types of operator forward lean or tilt occur commonly in treatment delivery.

    • The first type is often described as head declination with the fulcrum point positioned in the cervical area of the neck.
    • Second type of operator forward lean or tilt produces an even more dramatic comparison. It is common to observe operators leaning forward from the pelvis as much or even more than 30 degrees to gain a more favorable vision line into the oral cavity.

    Exercise and physical therapy should be part of every dentist’s routine. Awkward and torque producing operator positions resisted by prolonged static muscle contractions are the main occupational hazard to a dentist’s physical well being.

    Dental professionals can get relief from work related neck and back pain with Posture Pump® Disc Hydrators - they help correct stiff and poor posture.  Posture Pump® shapes and restores the cervical curve, which is vital to maintaining good posture. Posture Pump® products are designed to decompress, shape, and lubricate the spine, which can help alleviate the symptoms caused by neck and back conditions. Posture Pump® shapes and restores the cervical curve, restores ranges of motion, and gets to the cause of neck and back pain stiffness fast!

    Try Posture Pump® and Get Relief from Neck and Back Pain Now!

     

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