What are the Best Ways to Get Relief from Back Pain

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What are the Best Ways to Get Relief from Back Pain

First and foremost, at some point in their lives, close to 80 percent of Americans try to get relief from back pain of some kind. Next, adult women experience more back pain than adult men. Also, 33 percent of adults say back pain effects everyday activities, including sleep. Moreover, 90 percent of acute low back pain is resolved within six weeks.

Relief from Back Pain due to Spine Problems

Ankylosing Spondylitis

This type of arthritis typically starts by making your lower back and hips stiff and sore, especially in the morning. Over time, it spreads up your spine and to other joints and organs. Vertebrae and bones in the rib cage could fuse, leaving you hunched over. Young men get it more often than women and it may be hereditary. Early treatment with exercise and medication helps slow the progress.

Cauda Equina Syndrome

The nerves that branch out from your spine in the lower back help your brain control your legs and the organs in your pelvis. A herniated disk, fracture, or other condition could put pressure on this group of nerves, called the cauda equina. Surgery is needed right away to restore any loss of feeling, movement, or control of your bladder and bowels.

Cervical Spondylosis

As you get older, the following can happen to the spine in your neck: you could get a slipped disk; or the vertebrae may sprout extra bone, called spurs; or the ligaments that connect the vertebrae can get stiff and tight. Consequently, your neck may hurt or harder to move. Or you could have permanent damage if the disks or vertebrae squeeze nerves and nerve roots a lot.

Relief from Back Pain due to Kyphosis

In this condition the spine bends forward. It usually happens when the vertebrae crack or mash down. It’s most common in older women. It can cause pain and other problems, and, in severe cases, it bends your whole body out of shape. Treatment include painkillers, exercise, or surgery.


Most noteworthy, each of the spine’s vertebrae has slippery tissue at both ends that helps the back flex without friction. If this cartilage gets rough or wears down, the vertebrae start to rub against each other, and it makes your back painful or stiff. Known as osteoarthritis, this problem occurs because of:

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    Repeated overuse from performing a specific task or
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    Playing a favorite sport or
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    Exercising such as jogging or running for years or
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    From carrying around excess body weight

Eventually, the repeated impact, from these activities, thins or wears away the cartilage that cushions the ends of the vertebrae. As a result, the vertebrae rub together, causing a grating sensation. Joint flexibility is reduced, bony spurs develop, and the joint swells. Usually, the first symptom of osteoarthritis is pain that worsens following exercise or immobility. Regrettably, osteoarthritis tends to get worse over time. While it can’t be reversed, painkillers, therapy, and exercise can help ease the symptoms.


In the United States, more than 53 million people either already have osteoporosis or are at high risk due to low bone mass. In fact, osteoporosis, is a condition resulting from loss of bone tissue. As a result, bones become less dense and more likely to fracture. In addition, osteoporosis can result in a loss of height, severe back pain, and change in posture. Finally, osteoporosis, can impair a person’s ability to walk and can cause prolonged or permanent disability. And, if someone does reach this condition, mobility scooters may provide a way to lead a somewhat independent lifestyle.

Most noteworthy, some of the risk factors for developing osteoporosis include:

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    Thinness or small body frame
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    Family history of the disease
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    Being postmenopausal and particularly having had early menopause
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    Abnormal absence of menstrual periods (amenorrhea)
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    Prolonged use of certain medications, such as those used to treat lupus, asthma, thyroid deficiencies, and seizures
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    Low calcium intake
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    Lack of physical activity
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    Excessive alcohol intake.

Incidentally, osteoporosis can progress undetected for many years without symptoms until a fracture occurs. Osteoporosis is diagnosed by a bone density scanner.

Relief from Back Pain due to Sciatica

The sciatica nerve causes pain to shoot down your lower back through into your leg. This happens because a herniated disk, bone spur, or some other spine problems puts pressure on the nerve. Hot packs, cold packs, stretching and painkillers can help.


Scoliosis is a condition where your spine is out of shape. The most common type affects children during their growth spurt bending the spine sideways. The shoulders might be uneven or one shoulder blade might stick out more than the other. A brace may help as well as surgery.

Slipped or Herniated Disk

A cushion called a disk is located between each pair of vertebrae. As you get older, these disks start to dry out. Consequently, if you put too much stress on your back, the disk may tear or break. As a result of this herniated disk, the arms or legs might hurt or fell numb or tingly. Hopefully exercise or painkiller may help. If not, the only alternative is to have an operation.

Spinal Stenosis

The spine has a space in the middle for the spinal cord and nerves that branch out. When those space shrink, bones can press against the nerves. Any time these nerves are touched, you could feel pain, tingling, or numbness, or your muscles might seem weak.

About 90% of those with this condition develop it as part of the natural process of aging. As you age, your bones naturally go through a process of degeneration. This is called spondylosis. This process is worsened by osteoarthritis—arthritis of the bone that is felt in the joints. This leaves less space between your individual vertebrae which, along with loss of bone mass, can promote bone spurs. Your body’s facet joints begin to grow to account for the extra stress your back is put under by this process. That leaves even less space for the nerve roots that flow through your spinal cord and down your spine.

Now, in mild cases, stretching your back may provide relief. On the other hand, in severe cases, a surgeon can make more room for the nerves.


Vertebrae may slide sideways, so that they don’t line up with the ones above or below them. This is a main cause of lower back pain. It happens as your body ages, but it can affect young people who do sports that stress the lower back like football, gymnastics, and weightlifting. Rest helps, but surgery might be needed.


Sometimes, a little fluid-filled sac called a cyst can form in the spinal cord. It could happen when brain tissue pushes down from your skull into your spinal cord or from an injury or tumor. Syringomyelia does cause problems. However, if the cyst keeps growing, in can injure your spinal cord, in which case surgery is needed.


Cancer growing in the lungs, breasts, prostate, and bone more likely spreads to the spine. Consequently, your back hurts with the pain spreading throughout the body. Your arms or legs may become numb or weak. Part of you body could even be paralyzed. At this point, surgery, radiation, or chemo are the most likely way to get some relief.

Relief from Back Pain due to Behavioral Causes


Backpacks are great for carrying load as you walk or hike. However, the wrong backpack or not wearing it correctly puts a strain on your shoulders, neck, and back, as well as tiring out muscles supporting your spine. Therefore, use the following guidelines to avoid or lessen these effects.

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    Reduce the weight in the backpack. In fact, heavy load may cause spinal discs to compress
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    Carry only what is essential
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    Put the heaviest items close to your back and the lighter items on the outside away from your back
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    Use a backpack with wide padded shoulder straps. The width and the padding helps distribute the load as well as providing a cushion.
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    Because it helps distribute the load, always use both straps to carry the backpack
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    Better still, get a backpack with a waist belt. These take some of the load off the shoulders. Consequently, neck pain and back pain above the waist is reduced.

Relief from Back Pain From Wrong Type of Bicycle

Hunching over to grab the handlebars of a bicycle, like a professional is bad for your back. Regrettably, you get back pain if you are too stretched out or cramped up on the bicycle. Therefore, before you buy a bike, get an expert to verify if the bicycle is right for you.


First and foremost, regular exercise helps prevent or aggravate back pain. In fact, back pain is more common in those who are unfit or overweight. Also, those who only exercise intermittently have an increased risk of back injury. Most noteworthy, those with acute back injury can recover with a mild exercise program that gradually gets intense.

Meanwhile, don’t do too much of any exercise (including yoga) because overdoing exercise causes back pain. Finally, people who are too thin are also at risk for back pain, especially those with eating disorders and osteoporosis.


Above all, eating unhealthy foods means your body doesn’t get enough nutrients to stay strong and this leads to inflammation. In fact, processed foods made with refined white flour and white sugar are top culprits in causing inflammation. Most noteworthy, these processed foods include packaged white breads and rolls, baked goods and candy. Also, soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks are in the same category. 

Next, fried foods and fats -- such as margarine, shortening and lard -- also promote inflammation. So do processed red meats, like bacon, sausages, hot dogs, salami and other deli meats. Even lean red meat should be limited to once or twice a week.

Instead, replace these foods with those known to be anti-inflammatory, those high in natural antioxidants and other protective compounds. Incidentally, these include good-for-you fats such as mono- and poly-unsaturated plant-based oils, most types of nuts and seeds, and fish with omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon, tuna and sardines. Furthermore, other anti-inflammatory foods that should be on your menu are whole grains, green leafy vegetables and tomatoes. Citrus fruits, berries and cherries are also key for fighting inflammation. Next, the body needs lean proteins, whole grains, fruits, and healthy fats like those found in an avocado, to build strong bones, muscles and soft tissue in your back. Finally, eat foods containing nutrients like phosphorus, calcium and vitamin D.

For example, instead of eating packaged white breads, make your own bread using healthier ingredients. Also, instead of consuming sugar-sweetened drinks make healthier home made soda,  juices, or smoothies.

Regrettably, overeating makes you add extra pounds, which put a strain on the bones and muscles in the back. Therefore, it’s best to eat, slowly, healthy foods with fewer calories.

Relief from Back Pain due to Jogging or Running

As you get older, its best to stop running or jogging. Above all, running or jogging jars your body and the vertebrae with each step. Regrettably, as you get older, this jarring can lead to arthritis in the lumbar region of the spine. If you must, see your medical provider regularly to make sure the bones in your spine are not deteriorating. You don’t want to wait until it’s too late at which point you have no choice but to stop both running and jogging.

Lifting Weights

Next, lifting weights excessively can result in back pain. Most of all, it’s important to lift weights using correct form. So, if you are not sure what that form is, ask a trainer at the local gym or sports club to show you the correct technique.


Back pain can also be caused by injuries, disk degeneration, and infections.


Next, being sedentary is another reason for back pain. Above all, your spine needs support from strong stomach and back muscles. And, lifting weights or climbing stairs can help. Also, low-impact exercises like walking outdoors or indoors on a treadmill, biking, or swimming can help by protecting the disks between the spine’s vertebrae.

Meanwhile, other low-impact exercises you can do indoors include the elliptical stepper, recumbent cross trainers, compact elliptical machines, or long stride elliptical machines.

Sitting for Long Periods of Time

Next, sitting for long periods of time stresses back muscles, neck, and spine. Also, your body doesn’t like sitting for long stretches. So, to relieve your body, it’s best to get up and move around for a few minutes every 30 minutes.

In addition, every hour, gently stretch and move your head and neck in all four directions. Also, once is a while try leaning back in the chair with your feet on the floor with a slight curve in the lower back. Finally, at every opportunity, stand for a few minutes.

Relief from Back Pain due to Sitting Position

One cause of back pain is from sitting hunched over a desk working on a computer. Another cause is from slouching in a chair.  Regrettably, if you hunch over or slouch often enough, over time, the spine’s natural curve is affected. In addition, the cushioning of the disks that lie between the spine’s vertebrae gets damaged. Consequently, arthritis starts to show up.

Moreover, sitting up too straight, in a chair, can also result in back pain. In fact, the best remedy for this is to sit straight in a chair that supports your back. Also, set the chair’s height so that your feet rest naturally on the floor.


Sit-ups are hard on your back. They push your curved spine against the floor and work your hip flexors. Incidentally, hip flexors are muscles that run from the thighs to the lumbar vertebrae in the lower back. Moreover, when the hip flexors are too strong or too tight, they pull on the lower spine, which puts stress on the lower back.

Instead, do planks. They use a better balance of muscles on the front, sides, and back of the body than sit-ups which only targets a few muscles.

Sleeping Mattress

First and foremost, sleeping on a mattress that hasn’t been replaced in years can hurt your back. Indeed, the mattress needs to be firm enough to support your back, but soft enough to fit the shape of your body.

However, people differ in their response to mattress firmness. In fact, a study on mattress firmness was done in Spain. Some of the study participants slept on a medium-firm mattress. Indeed, a medium-firm mattress is one that is rated 5.6 on a 10 point hard-to-soft scale. Meanwhile, the study showed that those who slept on a medium-firm mattress (rated 5.6 on a 10 point hard-to-soft scale) had less back pain and disability than those who slept on a firm mattress (2.3 on the scale).

Therefore, at the next opportunity, try out a new mattress and find one that helps you the best.

Relief from Back Pain due to Sleeping Position

While sleeping on your back is fine for some people, for others this can cause low back pain or make the back pain that they already have even worse. If you are used to sleeping this way, one way to get relief is by putting a rolled towel or pillow under your knees. This will help keep the natural curve of you back.

On the other hand, sleeping on your belly is bad if you have a back problem. However, if you are used to sleeping on your belly, put your head on a very soft pillow or sleep without a pillow. This will help keep your neck and back in the best position.

Meanwhile, side sleeping is the best option for a back pain. In addition, putting a pillow between your legs takes the pressure off your hips and lower back.

Finally, the right pillow is also important to avoid or get relief from back pain. For example, orthopedic pillows provide proper support to your spine. Meanwhile, orthopedic pillows are also referred to as therapeutic pillows. And, these therapeutic pillows come in three varieties: cervical, lumbar, and knee.


Smoking decreases blood flow to your spine. Consequently, the cushioning disks between your vertebrae break down quicker. Smoking can also weaken bones and give you osteoporosis. Even coughs from smoking can cause back pain. So, it’s best to stop smoking.

Remedies to Get Relief from Back Pain

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    First, bed rest helps with an acute back strain or injury. But don’t stay in bed too long. In fact, remaining immobile in bed can make the back pain worse.
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    Second, spinal manipulation and massage from a chiropractor can relieve many types of back pain.
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    Next, you can give yourself a massage to relieve back pain. For example, deep tissue massager, handheld back massager, or a massage chair might be something to try before going to an expensive chiropractor or massage therapist.
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    Also, passive motorized leg exercisers help relieve back pain in the elderly. 
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    In addition, research has found that vibration platform machines, vibration plates, 3D, and 4D vibration machines help alleviate back pain.
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    Next, acupuncture can help with back pain that does not respond to other treatments.
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    In addition, yoga and progressive relaxation can help
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    Finally, cognitive behavioral therapy may help.

26 Awesome Ways Chi Exercise Machines Make You Good Now

26 Awesome Ways Chi Exercise Machines Make You Good Now

The Chi Exercise Machine is a passive exercise machine which moves your lower legs side to side while you are lying on the floor. Moreover, this side to side movement of the ankles vibrates your body.

What Do You Get From Chi Exercise Machines?

Chi Machine Improves Circulation

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    First, low speeds of a chi machine improves blood flow through the lower half of the body, while higher speeds improve blood flow through the upper half
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    Consequently, oxygen levels increase, which helps to oxygenate the spinal column and body
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    Also, it helps decrease blood pressure
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    In addition, the massage action on the spine stimulates the Sympathetic Nervous System. As a result, spinal “marrow” blood production increases. Therefore, one of those benefitting from this machine would be anyone suffering from anemia.
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    Lastly, oxygen intake by the cells increases to promote cell repair

Immune System

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    First, body’s movement stimulates globulin production which benefits the immune system
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    Next, chi exercise machines stimulate the lymphatic system, which is responsible for clearing excess fluids from the body. By the way, the lymphatic system has no way to clear excess fluids on its own. Instead, it relies on muscle contractions through deep breathing, exercise, and manual manipulations to move its fluid in the body. Indeed, research has shown that chi swing devices are an effective at-home adjunct therapy for patients who have experienced a decline in their lymphatic system (condition referred to as lymphoedema). Furthermore, this condition can develop alongside other health problems and cause a buildup of fluids, usually in the legs and feet.
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    Also, low swing speed increases elimination of toxins from the lower half of the body, while high swing speed eliminate them from the upper half
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    Lastly, the improved lymphatic flow is beneficial to the immune system, thereby increasing the body's ability to fight off infection and repair damaged cells


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    First, a chi machine passively exercises and stretches back muscles
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    Next, it relaxes muscles, including back muscles, by giving them a soothing massage
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    Lastly used before a workout, it loosens muscles making it easier for you to exercise


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    First, it realigns the spine
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    Next, it relieves stress by relaxing the spine and nervous system
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    Lastly, it loosens tight hips and spine

Calmness and Relaxation

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    First, chi machines provides a feeling of calmness
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    Next, it helps achieve a state of deep relaxation and overall revitalization
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    Lastly, you get better, more restful sleep


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    First, chi machines rejuvenate and increase energy levels. For example, they restores energy lost from fibromyalgia or lyme’s disease.
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    Next, it improves overall health and physiological function.
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    Also, by increasing your metabolism it helps you lose weight.
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    In addition, it improves and maximizes athletic performance.
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    Lastly, people with disabling injuries, chronic pain, or inability to exercise can use the machine as a substitute for exercise.

Other Benefits of a Chi Machine

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    First, a chi machine stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, spinal column, and vertebrae to relieve back pain, neck and shoulder pain, muscle pain, and neuralgia.
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    Also, it reduces leg swelling and swollen ankles.
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    Lastly, the agitation helps constipation and improves the ability to digest food.

What Does Research Show?

In a study, 145 yoga teachers and other health workers used the Surge of Chi Exerciser for 30 days. At the end of the study, 76 percent reported that:

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    First, they felt a decrease in tension
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    Also, they experienced improvements in back, neck, and shoulders
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    Next, they felt more energized
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    Also, they felt more relaxed
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    In addition, they experienced an increase in general mobility and flexibility
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    Also, they experienced less pain and discomfort
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    Finally, their sleeping patterns improved

Next, 70 percent reported the following mental health benefits:

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    First, an increased clarity of thought and alertness
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    Next, an improved ability to cope with stress
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    Also, improved ability to focus and concentrate
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    In addition, a calmer mind
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    And, a more positive outlook

Finally, 50 percent reported the following emotional benefits:

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    First, an improved emotional balance and stability
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    Next, an increased sense of well-being
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    Finally, they felt calmer and less stressed

Chi Machine Speed

While the available speed of a chi machine ranged from 80 to 160 swings per minute, the average top speed used was 135 swings per minute. Also, most participants preferred the slower speeds when they used the machine in manual mode. In addition, most reported it’s important to start with a slower speed. Furthermore, they reported slower speeds were better to get relaxed while the higher speeds were good for getting energized.

When is the Best Time to Use Chi Machine?

Chi Machine Before Breakfast

Above all, the best time is before breakfast. In fact, you get the following benefits:

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    First, your brain gets mentally focused
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    Next, your body is energized, and
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    Lastly, it jump starts your day


Meanwhile, using the machine around lunch time re-energizes you. However, use the machine either before eating or at least one hour after eating.

Dinner or Bedtime

Finally, using the machine after dinner helps you get restful sleep. However, use the machine at least one hour after eating. And, if the machine energizes you too much, use it at least one hour before going to bed. Also, you could use it before dinner and, if necessary, go to bed at least one hour after dinner.

However, since this machine helps you sleep, it's best to use it just prior to bedtime. Consequently, while you could use the machine for 10 to 20 minutes prior to sleeping, it's best to use it for as long as you are comfortable and not energize you so much that it prevents you from falling asleep.

How to Use Chi Exercise Machines?

Most of all, the description below gives you an idea of how to use the machine.


First, use a room where you won't be disturbed. That means no phone, no watching TV, no kids, no conversations. Moreover, soft, relaxing music may help maximize the benefits.


First, place the machine on a solid surface such as a hard floor with a carpet. On the other hand, if you are confined to bed, use a hard board underneath the machine. However, the board and the machine on top must stay in place and not move around. Finally, a firm mattress is also acceptable, again, so long as the machine stays in place.

Machine Setup

First, place machine on floor or other hard surface and plug in to a power outlet. Next, lay down so that your feet hang past the ankle rests just enough so they will move gently back and forth when the machine is turned on. However, if the feet hit each other, turn them slightly outwards.

Next, relax your arms loosely by your sides with palms down. Also, avoid using a pillow under your head, as this hinders the machine's motion from reaching your head. In addition, those with severe knee problems may need to place a rolled towel or small cushion under their knees.


If this is the first time using the machine, start with four to six minutes, once or twice a day. Then, gradually increase to 15 to 20 minutes, once or twice a day. Most of all, do not start at 15 to 20 minutes or you may feel nauseous, weak legged, or have minor aches and pains. In addition, never exceed 20 minutes a session, as this will detox the body too quickly for some.

On the other hand, for someone in poor health, bedridden, frail or in a lot of pain one or two minutes a day, is enough. Moreover, as they improve, they can slowly increase duration.

Furthermore, if any discomfort is experienced at any time, simply reduce duration for as long as you need to, before adding minutes again, very slowly.


Once timer is set, the ankle rest will begin moving back and forth moving your feet from side to side. Moreover, this movement will carry up through your legs and torso, and then to the upper body and head, causing your body to move. The most movement occurs in the lower body, while the upper spine, neck and head will feel a gentle, soothing motion.

Most noteworthy, the side to side movement promotes stimulation and balance of the Autonomic Nervous System. As a result, the body and mind become relaxed with reduction in stress.

And, as the body sways, close your eyes, relax and surrender as much as possible. Meanwhile, take deep, slow breaths to get the most benefit and relaxation.


Next, when the machine stops, it is important to lie still for at least three minutes. Especially relevant, this is the time is when the wave of healing CHI energy is felt circulating throughout the body. Indeed, 40 percent of the therapeutic effect occurs while the machine is moving, and 60 percent when it stops.

Therefore, continue lying down with your eyes closed, continue to relax, and enjoy the 'tingling rush' of your chi. This 'rest period' enables you to absorb and process chi energy. Finally, it allows the body to absorb the beneficial effects of the motion.

Injured Athletes Recover Fast Using Kinesio Tape

Kinesio Tape – Helps Injured Athletes Recover Fast 

Kinesio tape is a therapeutic tape made from cotton and elastic. It was developed by a Japanese doctor named Dr. Kenzo Kase in the 1970s to help patients with pain and swelling due to injuries like muscle strains, sprains, and tendonitis. The tape has been widely used by injured athletes in the sporting industry as well as in hospitals and clinics in Japan ever since it was first introduced into the market more than three decades ago.

What is the Kinesio tape?

Kinesio tape is a type of elastic therapeutic tape that is used primarily to treat injuries and muscular pain, both of which are common problems among athletes. Kinesio tape is commonly used as an alternative to other types of supportive taping techniques such as strapping and bracing.

How does Kinesio tape work?

Kinesio taping involves the application of a thin layer of special elastic therapeutic tape to the skin overlying the muscles or joints. The benefits are derived from two main mechanisms:

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    The stimulation provided by the tape increases blood flow to the affected area, which in turn helps promote healing. This process has been shown in studies using ultrasound imaging (the ‘micro-massage’ effect) and Doppler ultrasound (a technique that measures blood flow).
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    The tape lifts the skin up and away from underlying tissue, thereby reducing friction between skin and muscle or tendon/ligament.

Kinesio taping has been used successfully for many years by therapists, athletes, and coaches around the world for a wide variety of applications.

Why do athletes use Kinesio tape?

Kinesio tape has become popular among athletes because it can be used for both prevention and treatment purposes. It's also used to help increase blood flow and reduce swelling.

Kinesio tape for protection and support

The most common use of Kinesio tape is for protection (also called "pre-habilitation"). This means that the tape is applied before competition or practice to prevent injury from occurring during the activity. For example, if you're an athlete who suffers from patellar tendonitis or iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS), you may want to wrap this tape on your knees or hips before practice or competition. This can prevent further injuries from occurring during your workout session. Furthermore, the lifting action of Kinesio tape also reduces muscle fatigue by allowing better circulation through your muscles. Indeed, the improved circulation reduces lactic acid buildup which causes soreness after rigorous physical activities.

Kinesio tape to help with rehabilitation

Kinesio tape can be used to help with rehabilitation. Furthermore, it's also been shown to help athletes train harder and recover faster. It's often used by injured athletes who are recovering from an injury or surgery. The tape can be applied directly over the injured tissue, which helps to reduce pain and inflammation while promoting healing. It also provides additional support for muscles around the injury site, helping them stay strong while they heal. Lymphatic drainage improves as well because the lymphatic fluid has more room to travel out of the injured area through larger channels created by lifting the skin away from the muscle tissue below. Also, muscle spasms decrease because less pressure is placed on nerves when there is more room between soft tissue layers in an injured part of the muscle.

Kinesio tape to decrease pain

Kinesio tape is a common form of compression that decreases and dissipates pain. The gentle pressure allows for round-the-clock relief from pain.

Are there side effects to using Kinesio tape?

As a medical device, Kinesio taping has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is considered noninvasive, which means it does not use needles or any other invasive techniques to treat patients. However, like any other type of sports medicine equipment, there are some risks associated with using this type of product. However, these risks are usually short-term, and they should only last for a few days at most. The most common side effects include skin irritation, inflammation, and redness.


Kinesio taping helps injured athletes achieve their greatest potential and return to play safely. It has been used widely by many great athletes, including professional football players and Olympians. Using Kinesio tape on a regular basis can help you recover from major injuries as well as minor ones. It helps promote healing by providing support to the muscles and joints, improving circulation, and decreasing the pain associated with injury. It has many applications for athletes, but it also has research to back them up. In conclusion, Kinesio tape does work and can be used by any athlete no matter what sport they play.

Top 7 Fitness Equipment for Home Gym You Need Right Now

Top 7 Fitness Equipment for Home Gym You Need Right Now

If you are planning on creating your gym zone at home to work out in your home with ease. Then here are the top 7 equipment for the home gym you need right now.

After teenage people of all ages, in general, can hit the gym for various goals and purposes.

However, the service holder adults find it a bit difficult to keep up with the workloads and do gym workouts.

As they get too tired to frequent into the gym and do some exercise. Or by the time they finish the work, the gym closes off.

Therefore, you do not need to lose your passion for the gym because of some obstacles. As we will guide you about the best home gym equipment for your convenience.

What is the Best Home Gym Equipment in 2020? – Top 7 Home Gym Equipment

There are a lot of individual types of gym stationeries you can select for yourself. Therefore, you must also take a look into the type you will need.

Moreover, now is the best time to engage yourself with gym exercise as we are in the lockdown situation.

So, we do not have much work to do. Also, you can spend some quality time with yourself and make you even fitter and healthier.

Since we already know that you badly want to set up gym equipment at your home right away.

Let’s not delay any further and get you to know about the top 7 home gym equipment in 2020.

1. Best Gym Treadmills

As the best gym instrument, treadmill has always been popular among every gym freaks. A treadmill is an exercise machine, you can keep in one place, and do your workout.

Moreover, exercise using treadmills includes fast running, medium jumping, and slow walking. Therefore, a treadmill is, very, useful for you to do more than one kind of workout. Again, nothing can be more convenient than a treadmill to walk for a long time when are stuck at home - Quarantine.

Further, you will stay fit and healthy as treadmill exercise keeps your body limb active and generates blood circulation in your whole body.

2. Elliptical Gym Trainer

An elliptical trainer is perfect for all kinds of aerobic exercises. Therefore, the workouts in the elliptical machine make your whole body get engaged in the exercise. As a result, it builds your limbs, body parts, lungs, heart to be stronger. Also, aerobics maintains body cholesterol and enhances the oxygen flows rate with blood circulation.

Incidentally, there are several flavors of elliptical machines including for example, long stride elliptical machines, recumbent cross trainers, compact elliptical machines, and elliptical steppers.

Now, most of us worry about these machines to be very costly. Further, the home gym equipment is pricey in most cases but you can still get a whole bunch of amazing elliptical machines under 1000 dollars.

So, without much thought go ahead and choose the elliptical you prefer and enjoy it.

3. Stair Climbing Machine

People with weak limbs with slight damage on joints due to incidents prefers the Stairs climbing equipment a lot.

This exercise helps us to develop our core muscles of lower parts and joints. It also tones the muscles into proper shape and better build.

Moreover, all the weak joints gain more strength to bear the stretch and strains better.

As our whole, body weight depends on our downward body limbs. It is very essential and appropriate for enhancing joint development. As well this is a splendid cardiovascular workout.

4. Indoor Cycling Bikes

Many of us love to ride a bicycle for pleasure, as well as exertion workout of lower body parts. Every day only half an hour of riding a bicycle gives you so many advantages also with enjoyment.

Moreover, you can simply peddle it slowly according to your comfort. On the other hand, you can increase the pace of peddling to avail of a high-intensity workout.

Therefore, it will make your lower body limbs stronger, and healthier. Cycling also helps you with proper blood circulation and heart pumping.

So, it more convenient for a weak-hearted person to get his heart better and stronger.

5. Rowing Machine Ergometers

Another productive aerobatic workout is rowing full-body exercise. Additionally, it is effectual as a cardiovascular gym training too.

You can gain a lot of things with this exercise. For example, you can lose your stomach fat and get abdominal abs instead.

Moreover, you can get biceps, and triceps in both of your legs and arms with just a single workout.

Further, as you need to engage your whole body in this training. Your body parts develop accordingly and fluently.

Therefore, it helps to increase blood circulation, heartbeat rate, lung pulse, and so on.

6. Recumbent Exercise Trike

The recumbent trike bike is pretty perfect for a small day out workout in your back yard. Also, you can easily pull this exercise in your drawing room as it is quite small on size.

Moreover, this indoor bike exercise benefits you with the same improvement as a cardio workout.

Therefore, this exercise lets you enjoy your workout with the lesser stress and you won’t get any after affect pain for this.

Further, recumbent exercise releases the stress from your back body limbs affluently. It is quite helpful to strengthen your lower legs and knees, with many advantages and a little exploration.

7. Jump Workout Ropes

The jump ropes are the last but not the least recommendation we got for you. Almost everyone knows about this tiny exercise tool regardless of individual ages. Jump ropes are very common and popular.

Further, it the simplest gym workout everyone can afford and enjoy. In body training studies, it is reported that. If you do jump rope for 30 minutes, the bodily results are the same as half an hour jogging.

Moreover, it works as both cardiovascular and aerobics. That develops the body parts, blood circulation, respiratory, heat pump, and many more.

Final Words

To set up a piece of Fitness equipment for your home is not a hard task. Moreover, it lets you enjoy a workout at any moment you want.
Therefore, many people find it uncomfortable in public gym workshops. So, this is a great choice for your convenience and comfort ness.
Thus, be careful while you train, and be careful and enjoy your private workout session.

Diabetes Treatment: Regulating High Blood Sugar

Diabetes Treatment: Regulating High Blood Sugar

Blood Glucose test strips are used to measure blood sugar levels. Type 2 diabetes treatment usually focuses on regular blood sugar testing and closely following a diabetic diet. While type 1 diabetes indicates the body is producing no insulin, type 2 diabetics usually have some natural insulin production.

Because of this, type 2 diabetes treatment doesn't usually involve insulin injections. However, if insulin levels are extremely low, insulin injections become necessary. More often, medication is prescribed to improve the body's ability to use its existing insulin. Controlling insulin levels is a vital part of diabetes management. Find out more at Regulating Insulin.

Keeping Informed: Monitoring Blood Glucose Levels

Monitoring for high blood sugar or low blood sugar levels usually involves blood glucose test strips (small pieces of specially treated paper) or electronic monitoring devices. A drop of blood, usually taken from a finger, is placed on a strip. The strip is then plugged into an electronic monitor. Or the strip reacts to the amount of glucose in the blood and changes color. The color can then be interpreted.

Playing it Safe

Emergencies happen, despite all attempts at diabetic control. You may find yourself in a situation where people need to know that you have diabetes, but you can't tell them. A medic-alert bracelet could save your life in such circumstances. Even a note in your wallet explaining that you’re diabetic, along with a list of any medications you're taking or are allergic to, could save your life in an emergency.

Compared to a blood sugar chart to determine whether low or high blood sugar levels are present. The blood sugar monitoring instruments, also known as meters, are considered more accurate and convenient than the older blood sugar charts. Choosing the right meter is an important decision.

The Diabetic Diet and the Nutritionist

Getting used to following a diabetic diet is difficult. Suddenly you're trying to count carbohydrates, calculate the effect on your blood sugar, and wondering if you can ever eat anything tasty again. The answer to the last concern is, "Yes, you can." Take the time to consult with a qualified nutritionist, and let the nutritionist design your diabetic diet. If you don't have access to a nutritionist, your doctor or clinic can supply brochures with dietary guidelines. Read the food labels on products you buy at the grocery store to determine the calorie, fat and carbohydrate contents of the foods you eat. Invest in a good diabetes cook book that helps you monitor food exchanges.

What is Trulicity and how does it Work?

What is Trulicity and how does it Work?

Yes, you get Trulicity benefits so long as you follow the directions, as provided by your family doctor at the time of issuing the prescription to you. So what are Trulicity benefits? Indeed, one of Trulicity benefits is that it is a prescription drug known to help people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. However, did you know that the FDA has indicated that Trulicity should not be used as a sole treatment for type 2 diabetes? In fact, it is highly recommended that Trulicity be taken with a healthy diet and a regular workout schedule to keep glycemic levels healthy.

Workouts to Control Blood Sugar

Now, a regular workout schedule helps your muscles use blood sugar for energy and muscle contraction. Furthermore, some of the recommended workouts include light walking or simple resistance exercises like squats or leg raises. Also, other useful workouts include weightlifting, brisk walking, running, biking, and more. Incidentally, if you have the right equipment, you can do many these workouts in the home. For example, stepper elliptical machines not only give you an excellent cardio workout but also a resistance workout on your upper body (chest, shoulders, and arms).

How Trulicity Helps

Did you know one of Trulicity benefits include helping balance blood glucose levels in diabetics diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus? Trulicity uses the drug dulaglutide to increase cyclic AMP (cAMP) in beta cells. cAMP is known for sending messages through both the body and outside environment, signaling biological responses. A cAMP which is glucose-dependent insulin release will break down to have blood sugar levels controlled at a healthier level. The FDA indicates that the Trulicity effects can happen after just one dose. It is important to discuss potential side effects and proper dosing with your prescribing physician. However, the timeframe may differ for every individual.

Type 2 Diabetes on the Rise

To elaborate - Did you know that Type 2 Diabetes is not only on the rise in America but all over the world? There are millions of Americans of all ages who are affected by Type 2 Diabetes. Whether it be themselves or a loved one, managing type 2 diabetes can be risky. Unfortunately, as you get older the risk of developing type 2 diabetes also rises. Although it is less common in children and adolescents to be diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, it does occur. In fact, studies show that young children who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at an early age have a tendency to become overweight in their adult years.

How to take?

  • First, be sure to review the instructions clearly when it comes to Trulicity.
  • Second, use Trulicity exactly as your doctor has prescribed.
  • Third, do not share Trulicity with other people. This can be dangerous.
  • Finally, if you take too much Trulicity, seek out your healthcare provider or call them.

Side Effects

Common side effects of Trulicity include the following: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, decreased appetite, fatigue. indigestion (dyspepsia). However, this is not a complete list of Trulicity's side effects. So, ask your doctor or speak to a pharmacist, from the pharmacy department, for more information. Also, inform your doctor, if you have any symptoms that bothers you or don't go away.

Understanding Risk Factors when it comes to Trulicity

Next, your type 2 diabetes risk increase when you are both inactive and have certain health problems—such as high blood pressure. Furthermore, if you have either prediabetes or gestational diabetes, then this makes it more likely that you will develop type 2 diabetes, when you are pregnant.

So, find out what type 2 diabetes risk factors are. Also, along with your diabetes care plan or following it, you may need medicines. Now, some of these medicines take the form of pills, while others are injectable insulin specifically. Also, as time passes, you may need more than one medication to regulate your blood sugar. In addition, it is possible that you may not take insulin if you are never diagnosed. So, even though it helps with your pregnancy or while being in the hospital, you don't get benefits. Furthermore, you need medicines when you have high blood pressure, or you have a cholesterol problem. or other conditions.

Drug Interactions

Now, don't forget to mention all the medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medications from dispensaries. Especially, tell your doctor if you are taking or going to take medication used to treat diabetes, insulin. Incidentally, Trulicity can cause digestive system to slow down, which could affect how quickly some medicines go through the digestive system. It is especially important to tell your doctor about drugs you are taking, if they include sulfonylureas, or other medications that affect insulin. Trulicity slows down the digestive system and it may affect medicines that need to pass through the stomach quickly. Those medications that require monitoring of drug levels become important with this. Lastly, if you are taking any medications that need to be monitored, your doctor may require monitoring.


Traditional prevention of both diabetes type 2 and its effects are often postponed or prevented. Maintaining a healthy weight would include getting some physical activity. The most cost-effective methods seem to be maintaining these two aspects as well, which is why it includes them among the best practices that can prove successful and not expensive on unassuming types. A healthy diet plan is imperative to a person's life balance. Regular visits to a health care provider are also essential. Medication may be necessary in order to avert complications early on. Keeping a healthy weight is important for avoiding complications and also enabling intervention, education, and referral when needed, all of which are critical to achieving successful outcomes with this condition.

The Diabetes Prevention Program found that the chance of prediabetes turning into type 2 diabetes was reduced by weight loss and increased physical activity. In fact, these two resulted in a 58 percent chance of prediabetes turning into type 2 diabetes. In comparison, the chance of prediabetes turning into type 2 diabetes was 71 percent for those over 60 years old. For overweight people, losing five to seven percent weight through exercise and healthy eating could prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

Also, regular monitoring of blood cholesterol levels, healthy diet, and high level of attention to your blood pressure, health checkups, checking for symptoms of diabetes is important. Indeed, healthy levels of these three indicators greatly reduce your risk of diabetes. So, work to achieve and maintain each one. And, if you are looking for a shop to buy Trulicity, HoneyBee Pharmacy is a recommendation. Indeed, get Trulicity online and get Trulicity benefits.

Urologist: Some Treatments They Can Help You With

Some of the Treatments a Urologist can Help You With

A urologist can be a great asset when you suffer from urinary incontinence or erectile dysfunction or ED. Many men are plagued by irreversible ED, with no apparent chance of ever getting better. However, a urologist doctor can help you with this problem quickly and efficiently. By performing surgery and inserting a penile implant, you can regain your sexual performance and obtain a healthy and natural erection. It'd be a life-saving experience to receive this type of implant.

Most urologists in Miami can perform this type of surgery. However, they prefer trying other non-invasive methods first. Perhaps you don't need to undergo a complete surgery to gain a natural erection. Maybe your problem is of another nature. The urologist will know what to do, how to treat you, and what course of action to take. You can place your safety in their hands, knowing you’re treated with kindness, respect, and professionalism.

What treatments does a urologist offer?

Urologists are doctors who specialize in male and female urologic problems. They often treat the following conditions:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Prostate enlargement
  • Penile implant surgery
  • Overactive bladder
  • Urethral reconstruction
  • Artificial urinary sphincter implant

Whether you’re male or female, life doesn’t tell you what it has in store for you. Urologic problems are most often found in the elderly, yet they may also occur due to severe accidents. Damage to your urethra may be remedied by a urologist using state-of-the-art technology and treatments. You don't have to wait for anything. Call a urologist in Miami now, and you'll receive top-quality care for your urologic problems!

Urinary incontinence and overactive bladder disorder are two of the most common problems that urologists deal with. These can be treated using specific implants if nothing else works. Your urologist will know how to diagnose your medical condition and assess the need for an implant. After the surgical procedure, you'll only be able to urinate using the implant, which may not cater to all people. That's why the urologist first investigates the possibility of less invasive treatments.

Cutting-edge urology treatments

Local clinics like Gousse Urology in Miami have access to the latest technology and urologic treatments. When you choose to contact a urologist for a particular problem, they'll offer specialized care and respect. You may feel embarrassed by your situation, and it's understandable. For instance, erectile dysfunction can be psychologically debilitating for men, resulting in depression and intense embarrassment. It's an emasculating problem that seemingly has no solution. Yet it does!

A urologist doctor in Miami possesses ample knowledge about erectile dysfunction. Depending on the severity of the problem, the urologist will either prescribe medication or another treatment type. If all else fails, you will have to undergo a penile prosthesis implant that guarantees an erection. This is a cutting-edge treatment that vastly improves the quality of life in men suffering from irreversible ED. It’s only possible due to the recent advancements in medical technology, specifically in implant technology.

More importantly, urologists aren’t expensive at all. You’ll benefit from your private insurance if the urologist accepts it. Consulting a urologist is paramount in obtaining the best treatment for your urologic problem. The fact that you benefit from private insurance is an added benefit that should make up your mind!

It’s always a good thing to speak to a urologist if your problem is going out of hand. For example, urinary retention is a common problem in the elderly. Also, an overactive bladder may not manifest all the time, so you might think it’s a passing problem. However, it’ll become more severe in time, thus destroying your quality of life and comfort. Why not solve your problem permanently with a urologist’s help?

Heating Pads FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Heating Pads FAQ

Heating pads FAQ or frequently asked questions give insight into heating pads generating heat that are reviewed elsewhere on this site. Because, they improve blood circulation, these pads are an effective therapy for sore muscles, cramps, and back pain. Incidentally, use the heating pads frequently asked questions as well as the heating pads buyers guide to find the best one.

Q. What does the heating pad do?

A. Above all, these pads are used for heat therapy. In fact, heat therapy improves circulation of blood in the area of the body getting heated. As a result, heat therapy helps soothe discomfort, increase muscle flexibility, relax, soothe muscles, and heal damaged tissue.

An example is a shoulder heating pad. In fact, a shoulder heating pad helps relieve pain or sore shoulder muscles. Also, another example is a heating pad for cramps that helps relieve cramps.

Q. When to use heating pads?

A. Use these pads for the following.

First, for chronic conditions. These pads help relax and loosen tissues and to stimulate blood flow to the area.

Also, for overuse injuries. However, use the treatment before participating in activities.

Q. When not to use heating pads?

A. However, these pads should not be used if you have the following conditions.



Vascular diseases,

Deep vein thrombosis,

Multiple sclerosis (MS),

An infection,

An open wound,

An acute injury,

After a physical activity,

Finally, if the area is bruised or swollen. By the way, swelling is caused by bleeding in the tissue. So, applying heat just draws more blood to the area.

Q. How long should you use a heating pad?

A. It is recommended to use a heating pad at high setting for 15 to 20 minutes at a stretch. However, when the heating pad is at a low setting, you can use it for up to an hour.

Q. Can you sleep on a heating pad?

A. While you can lay down on a sleeping pad, it is not advised to sleep on one. In fact, sleeping overnight on one is a safety hazard. Some consequence can be getting burned or even an electrical fire.

Back Stretchers FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Back Stretchers FAQ

Back stretchers FAQ or frequently asked questions provide insight into back stretchers that are reviewed elsewhere on this site. These stretchers provide an effective way for relieving a number of back problems. For example, they are also used to relieve sciatica, spinal stenosis, and herniated disc. Also, they are used to help correct posture problems. 

By the way, use the back stretchers FAQ along with the back stretchers buyers guide to find the best.

Q. Why should you stretch your back?

A. First, for many people their daily activities can cause their back muscles to tighten. Moreover, if allowed to linger, this can result in significant back pain and increase their risk of a back injury. So, its important to effectively stretch all the major muscles of the back.

Q. What kind of work results in a need to stretch the back?

A. Most of all, those whose work requires prolonged periods of being on their feet need to regularly stretch their backs. Also, those who sit for prolonged periods of time can benefit from back stretches.

Q. What does the back stretcher do?

A. The back stretcher is an inexpensive way to relax your back. It does this by helping you stretch the back to relieve some of the pain and compression in the spine. 

Q. How do back stretchers help you?

A. Back stretchers help you in the following ways.

First, they help relieve sciatica nerve pain.

Second, they help you get relief from degenerated nerves.

Third, stretching the back helps spinal stenosis.

Fourth, they help correct your posture.

Also, you get chronic lumbar support.

In addition, you get relief from muscle pain, such as chronic back pain, and stress.

Furthermore, stretching relieves lumbar, back, spinal, neck, or shoulder pain.

Also, stretching relieves herniated, compressed, or bulging discs in the vertebrae.

In addition, they help relieve pinched nerves.

Incidentally, stretching helps realign the spine.

And, decompress the back and spine.

Next, stretching loosens tight lumbar and thoracic back muscles.

Also, your flexibility improves.

Finally, by relaxing your back your stiffness goes away.

Q. How often should you stretch your back?

A. Depending on your type of work, you may need to stretch your back daily. While for others, stretching the back 2 or 3 times a week is adequate. It's better to stretch for a short time every day or almost every day instead of stretching for a longer time a few times per week. 

Q. How long should you stretch your back?

A. Do a 20 to 30-minute session at least three times a week. By the way, static stretches are held for a set time, which can range from 10 seconds to 3 minutes.

Q. What do you look for when you buy a back stretcher?

A. Most of all, look for a back stretcher that fits the curvature of your spine. Also, the back stretcher should let your lower back muscles relax naturally when you lay on it.

Moreover, although you should feel a stretch, you shouldn't feel too uncomfortable. In addition, a back stretcher should be well padded so that you can hold a stretch for longer periods of time without being in discomfort.

Finally, get a back stretcher that allows you to adjust the curvature of the stretcher. So, when you first start out, you can start with a smaller curvature. And, as your back muscles becomes more flexible, you can increase the curvature to increase intensity. Also, on days when your back muscles are too stiff, you can use the back stretcher with a smaller curvature.

Lift Recliners FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Power Lift Recliners FAQ

Power lift recliners FAQ or frequently asked questions give insight into power lift recliners, reviewed elsewhere on this site. Also, use this power lift recliner FAQ and power lift recliners buyers guide to find the best.

Q. Why do you need a lift recliner chair?

A. First and foremost, the key feature of a lift recliner is its ability to raise you up from a seating position to a nearly standing position. Consequently, the chair helps you stand.

So, this chair is a help for anyone who needs help getting up from a seated position to a standing position. By the way, this difficulty getting up can be due to:

First, rheumatoid arthritis.

Second, osteoarthritis.

Third, age-related muscle loss, especially for seniors who don't or can't work their muscles.

Fourth, arthritis of the hips, knees, or even shoulders that help you when standing.

Also, circulation problems.

In addition, back pain that hinders your movement.

Finally, recovering from an illness or an operation.

Q. What are the benefits of a lift recliner?

A. Some of the benefits of  lift recliners include the following.

First, they increase a user’s mental wellbeing (as the user feels independent).

Second, they increase a user's mobility.

Third, the reclining positions reduce excess build-up of fluid in the legs and improve blood circulation.

Lastly, they reduce the risk of injury, as the user can stand on their own.

Q. Is the power lift recliner safe for seniors?

A. Yes, the power lift recliner is safe for seniors who have difficulty getting up from a sitting position. In fact, the lift recliner helps them get to a standing position.

Q. What is the best fabric for this recliner?

A. Since your will be spending a long time on the recliner, it is important that the fabric feels comfortable. For example, microfiber fabric is one such material to consider.

Q. How many motors does the power lift recliners have?

A. Some power lift recliners have a single motor for reclining and lifting. While other power lift recliners have two motors: one is used for moving the backrest and the other for moving the leg rest. As a result, you get a much wider range of seating positions than that available with a single motor.

For example, with a one motor lift chair when you move the back your feet also move and when you move your feet the back also moves.

On the other hand, with a two motor lift recliner, when you move the backrest your feet do not move and when you move your feet the back does not move.

Q. How long do power lift recliners last?

A. The time depends on how you handle the recliner, doing periodic maintenance, and how frequently you use it. The best estimate is that the chair can last anywhere from 5 to 20 years depending on these factors.