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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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  • 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® Dual Disc Hydrator®: Model 1400-D Instructions

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

    Step-By-Step Instructions: Easy to use at home device- just minutes a day for neck AND upper 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.
    • DO NOT cover up or block off open ends of hand pump (Safety Release Valve.)
    • Refrain from re-positioning your body when neck unit is inflated! When using neck unit and back unit together, always apply the back unit first. When all movement with back unit is complete, apply neck unit. Completely deflate neck unit and release head restraint before moving back unit.
    • If pain results during treatment, discontinue use immediately and consult your doctor.
    • 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 flat, firm surface.
    • An aggressive workout with the Posture Pump® may temporarily cause soreness. If so, reduce the intensity and duration of your treatment.
    • Keep unit out of reach of children at all times.

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

    INSTRUCTIONS:
    1. After warm-up routine, place deflated unit on a comfortable, firm surface. Deflate air cell(s) by pushing the button on the pump and squeezing air cell(s). 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 your 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™ ends equally while holding frame down with fingers. Comfort Visor™ will mold to the shape of your forehead as it slides back. Re-position 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. Slowly pump unit up to your own comfort level; never to the point of pain. Model 1400-D Dual Disc Hydrator® usually 2 to 12 complete pumps. Pump fewer 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.
    7. Wait approximately 10 seconds; then release all air by pushing the manual air release button on the pump. Repeat approximately 10 to 15 times.
    8. Next, inflate unit to a comfortable level (never to the point of pain) and 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 session or as directed by your Healthcare Professional. Inflate unit at lower levels the first week, thus reducing soreness commonly caused by aggressive usage. 
    9. Completely deflate unit, release Velcro® straps from forehead and remove Comfort Visor™.  Roll off unit to your right or left 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 to acclimate your neck muscles to the weight of your head.
    10. Keep unit near bed or night stand and repeat the above treatment as recommended by your Healthcare Professional. Keep unit out of reach of children at all times.

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     Air Cell Positional Adjustments

    Upper Air Cell: Air cell should be centered to expand straight up unless otherwise recommended by your Healthcare Professional. To adjust unoccupied air cell: Fully inflate air cell, forcefully CENTER or tilt completely in the desired direction, HOLD and deflate fully. Air cell is now repositioned. Apply as directed.

    Q: My muscles were sore a day or two after my Posture Pump® session. Is this normal?

    A: Just like performing any new exercise, an aggressive workout with Posture Pump® can temporarily make you sore. To reduce this occurrence, inflate the unit at lower levels and keep your sessions under 10-minutes for the first 2 weeks. This will allow your body to gradually adapt to more aggressive sessions.

    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® Dual Disc Hydrator® (Model 1400-D): For Relief of Painful Neck AND Upper Back Stiffness. 

    Dual Disc Hydrator®: Our most comfortable neck model (works neck and upper back). Upgraded from the Model 1100-S to 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. New Comfort Visor™ gently molds to the shape of the forehead (no chin or jaw contact). Does not hyper-extend the neck. Operating at moderate pressure levels, the “Dual” provides extremely comfortable disc decompression & hydration while shaping and restoring the proper neck curve.

    • Relieves Painful Neck and Upper Back Stiffness, Headaches and Fatigue
    • Shapes & Restores the Proper Neck Curve
    • Decompresses & Hydrates Compressed Discs
    • Decreases Disc Bulging
    • Reduces and Corrects Forward Head, Neck and Upper Back (Hump) Posture
    • Applies Reversing Pressure to Upper Back Humps
    • Improves Flexibility and Ranges of Motion
    • Lightweight, Easy to Operate & Travel With
    • Made in the USA & Built to Last
    • Employs Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) via Posture Pump®

    BUY IT NOW!

    © 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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    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.

    Health Care Professional Recommends Posture Pump®

    To See More Reviews of Individual Posture Pump® Products, Click here!

    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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