Why your back pain might be your doctors joy
Studies show that the majority of the human population will suffer from back pain (possibly more than once) at some point in their lives. More studies show that back pain is not only among the leading causes of absences at work, but it also happens to be the 2nd leading cause for doctor appointments globally.
The good news, however, is that most types of back pain are not permanent and with adequate lumbar support, most people feel better in a few weeks. However, some people experience long-term or persistent bouts of back pain.
In most cases, and unless there is an underlying problem (which is very rare), chronic or unrelenting back pain is often as a result of bad lifestyle habits such as the following:
• Pulling, pushing, or lifting heavy objects without caution
• Overexerting the back when working or performing a sport
• Poor posture – especially when sleeping, driving or sitting at the work desk is one of the most common causes of chronic back related pain
Lumbar support is one of the safest, most effective ways of correcting bad posture and consequently reducing or getting rid of back pain. It also happens to be among the most cost-effective treatment strategies out there.
The Importance of Adequate Lumbar Support
If we were to take a closer look at the human spine from sideways, we would see a broad S-shaped figure. The spine curves inward at the lower back(lumbar spine), outward at the middle back(thoracic spine), and inward again at the neck(cervical spine). This point where the lower back curves or hollows inward are what the doctors refer to as the lumbar lordosis.
When most people sit, they have a habit of slumping, which makes the lumbar spine/lower back to drop outwards consequently reversing its natural curve. When the natural curve of the lower back is disturbed, some of the most sensitive muscles are forced to stretch abnormally with the result being lower back pain.
In addition to this, the lumbar discs, which are naturally positioned at the lower back, are forced backwards when a person slumps, and this brings a lot of discomfort to the nerves. Moreover, when the natural curve of the spine is disturbed by poor posture and other activities that overexert the spine, the chin is forced to project forwards – a development that eventually causes neck and shoulder pain.
How you can instantly improve your posture and restore the natural curve to your lumbar spine
This is where adequate lumbar support, through tried and tested products, such as the D-Shape Lumbar Support Roll, comes in. The concept is simple. When we position a lumbar roll accordingly; it stimulates the user to maintain correct posture throughout, consequently easing and preventing most types of back pain.
Sometime back in 1991, a team of renowned back pain specialists carried out a specialized study on the effectiveness of lumbar support rolls. One group of volunteers, who had severe back pain were each given a lumbar roll and provided with clear user instructions, while the other group, which was also composed of acute back pain victims, were asked to continue with whatever kind of treatment they were initially undertaking.
After a few days, the group that had been issued with lumbar rolls reported a great deal relief when compared to the other group that had no access to lumbar rolls. The conclusion of this study was that, when lumbar support rolls are used appropriately, they are
Some of the people who could benefit mostly from a lumbar roll include the following:
• Individuals who spend many hours in a hunched position either working or driving
• People with naturally arched backs
• Those who experience regular bouts of neck and shoulder pain, especially when using computers.
• Chronic back pain sufferers who experience ongoing back pain, in particular with pain that travels down to one leg or both(sciatica pain)