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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® restores 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.

    *© 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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  • 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 shape and restore 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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    Over 3 Million and Counting have utilized EED® Technology via Posture Pump®.  Nothing Works Like Posture Pump®.  Nothing!™

    © 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.

    Credited Sources:
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2653898/

    https://acornhealth.org.uk/sailing-injuries/

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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 shape and restore the Cervical Curve, restore 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, 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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    © 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.

    Article Cited Sources:

    https://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/prescription/opioids-and-morphine-derivatives-effects.html

    https://www.spineuniverse.com/treatments/medication/opioids-severe-back-pain-neck-pain

    https://americanaddictioncenters.org/withdrawal-timelines-treatments/

    https://northamericanspine.com/neck-pain-treatment-addiction/

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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
    • Shape & Restore 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®

     

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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.

    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
    • Shape & Restore 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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    © 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.

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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. 

    https://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/is-your-workout-giving-you-a-stiff-neck

    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.

    http://www.fitcorept.com/spine-injury-in-golfers

    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, Shapes & Restores 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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  • Health Care Professional Dr. Muffoletto Recommends Posture Pump®!

    Dr. Muffoletto has used and recommended Posture Pump® for over 20 years. He credits Posture Pump® as his “best treatment tool,” noting that Posture Pump® is a great way for patients to get treatment/relief from their symptoms at home.

    Dr. Michael Muffoletto has been practicing Chiropractic care for over 28 years, specializing in conditions of the musculoskeletal system. Over the course of his career, Dr. M has treated countless individuals seeking relief from tension headaches, chronic migraines, stress, and low back pain. He has seen first hand the damaging effects of frequent smartphone and computer use on the neck and back through his own patients. Dr. M notes that the prevalence of smart device use & social media has forced individuals into a compressive forward head posture, which inhibits the neck’s natural and essential curve. If left untreated, this can cause the spine to degenerate, decay, and even become arthritic, prematurely aging individuals so that they appear older than they really are.

    “As we all age, we all would love to have an active lifestyle. and the Posture Pump® unit allows that to happen!.” - Dr. Michael Muffoletto

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

    © 2018 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.

    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™

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

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

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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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    Consult your health care professional before beginning treatment.
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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!™

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