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Back and Health Articles

Looking to better your back and find comfort during the day? We have an extensive list of helpful articles to find that perfect comfort zone whether its sleeping, resting or sitting.


10 REASONS GENERATIONS PAST HAD SEVERE BACK PAINS

Centuries, even decades ago, the same products weren't available to reduce pains, increase comfort, and provoke a more relaxed lifestyle. Add that lack of modern convenience, and our generations past had an ongoing recipe for severe back pains...(Read More)

WHY A BETTER BRA WILL HELP YOUR BACK HEALTH

Out of all the things that contribute to – to take away from a healthy back – there’s no arguing that some are more prevalent than others. Injuries can take a strong hold, posture or everyday activities contribute can create painful habits, while types of chairs can offer a great deal of added stress. And then there are the aspects that can’t be changed, like one’s body parts. This is perhaps most prevalent in large-breasted women, who can spend the better part of a day hunching over from frontal weight...(Read More)

How To Reduce Back Pains While Traveling

Traveling – no matter how many miles – can often mean a recipe for disaster. Especially during the winter holidays, when more people than ever are attempting to get to a distant location. Whether headed to a family event, a conference for work, or to a much-needed vacation, being on the go can cause stress. Even when the destination is set to be a relaxing, rewarding one, getting there can be an ongoing hassle...(Read More)

Common Running Induced Hip Pains And How To Prevent Them

Whether a long-term runner or one who jogs whenever the mood may strike, it’s an activity that can add strain and pain to your joints. Knees can offer regular aches, hips reflect increasing mileage, and even elbows can become inflamed in the right (or rather wrong) types of running conditions. But most commonly, these types of exercise-induced stressors are triggered within the hips, which takes the brunt of weight movement...(Read More)

CAN FLU SEASON CONTRIBUTE TO BODY PAIN?

This time of year, thousands of Americans are suffering from the common cold. Fevers are a norm, draining sinuses happen each and every day – worse in the chillier temps – and body aches are a regular occurrence. It’s flu season, meaning these symptoms are steadily making their way throughout the population. And while many take precautions to fight off a cold before it can strike, not everyone comes out as a clear winner. Flu shots don’t prevent against every strand, and virtually everyone we come in contact with is spreading some type of germ. Whether or not the germs are bad, when one does strike, it’s less than pleasant...(Read More)

USING THE BACKMAX PLUS FOR SURGERY RECOVERY

After any level of surgery, it’s always a good idea to let the body properly heal. Whether it needs rest, physical therapy, or just a great deal of pain medication, surgeries of all kinds need to be treated with respect. Lest the patient move on too quickly and create an additional injury. Of course, it’s always best to listen – very strictly – to doctors’ instructions, but there are also ways to help shorten recovery time. Or at the very minimum, help make that time more comfortable...(Read More)

HOW DOES A DONUT CUSHION HELP HEMORRHOIDS?

When suffering from hemorrhoids, almost every aspect of relaxing is rebuked. Sitting is painful, lying down can cause pressure or tings in the muscles, and even standing can cause cringe-worthy discomfort. With these ongoing symptoms (in addition to outside discomfort), it’s simply a matter of finding the lowest combination of negative side effects. Some patients look to medicines, topical creams, or other sources of relief, like generic OTC items. And over time, patients become more ...(Read More)

Cold Weather and Joint Pain: What’s the Cause and How to Get Relief

When the north wind doth blow and we shall have snow. As the popular children’s poem states, winds from the north bring in colder weather – often snow, freezing rain, sleet, or just the colder temperatures traveling with said wind. No matter the result, wintertime winds are less than warm. But aside from being chilly or wanting to stay indoors, these cooler temperatures can actually cause painful side effects...(Read More)

How Does A Coccyx Cushion Help Tailbone Problems?

For those who have ever sat too long, you understand the pain associated with the tailbone. Whether frequent or ongoing, it’s a pain that makes everyday tasks – like sitting, kneeling, or bending – extremely difficult. Sometimes the area feels numb, sometimes it aches in a dull, ongoing manner, while other times it’s sharp and triggered by certain movements. No matter the cause or length of suffering, however, coccyx pain can be reduced with the help of the proper cushion...(Read More)

Tips For Caring For Elderly Relatives Around the Holidays

This time of year, family members of all ages will be traveling to see loved ones. That means cross-country flights, long drives, train trips, and practically any other type of transportation available. While young, spry relatives may not have much issue with these travel arrangements (besides the inconvenience, that is), the same can’t be said for older members...(Read More)

Why Doctors Recommend Raising The Upper Body To Reduce Acid Reflux

With a holiday dedicated entirely to eating (and being thankful for said food), it can be hard to not over-indulge yourself. Add in homemade, traditional foods – because what’s Turkey Day without Grandma’s famous stuffing and your Mother’s classic baked ham? ...(Read More)

Why Doctors Recommend Raising The Upper Body To Reduce Acid Reflux

Since the dawn of acid reflux disease, doctors have been working on different medicines and treatments to help lessen its effects. From weight loss, to exercise, to following a blander diet, their theories have helped (if not cured) thousands of suffering patients. But one of their recommendations, one of the easiest yet most baffling methods, has fared far better than the rest: sleeping on an incline...(Read More)

BOOK BALANCING: A HISTORY ON POSTURE

Whether or not we’ve experienced it for ourselves, everyone has a clear-cut image of youngsters balancing a book on their head. In this scenario, a stern headmistress first places the book on her students’ noggins, and then eyes them as they walk ...(Read More)

DOUBLE THE KABOOTI CUSHIONS FOR FREE SHIPPING

Since its release, our customers have been singing the praises of our Kabooti coccyx cushion. Designed to specifically shape and support the way you sit, it’s a product that’s great for all professions and lengths of sitting. Users simply place the Kabooti on their home or office chair to receive continued comfort throughout the day. It can even be used while driving, traveling, or in a public setting. Just pack it up and keep it with you on the go...(Read More)

WHAT IS SCIATICA AND WHERE DOES IT TAKE PLACE?

Out of all the types of back issues, perhaps none have such a funny name as sciatica, the namesake of the sciatic nerve. Some medical terms, such as slipped disc or “down in the back” easily explain what’s taken place, some, such as aches and pains offer general overviews and could encompass a number of issues, and then there’s those that come with an awkward moniker. Dating back to the mid 1400s (1451, though it’s debatable), sciatica is one of those “what exactly does that mean?” terms....(Read More)

CAN SPINAL STIMULATORS RELIEVE BACK PAIN?

For those dealing with chronic pains, days with “little to no pain” rarely exist. There may be lesser scales of aches and side effects, but for the most part, the injury is a part of everyday life. Despite ongoing treatments, medicines, and changes in lifestyle and activities, the pain prevails....(Read More)

CAN CLOTHING CONTRIBUTE TO CHRONIC PAIN?

When it comes to getting dressed each morning, how often do we pick the stylish options vs. the comfortable one? Every day? A few times per month – 50/50? Sure it may depend on the day’s events, a new outfit we may have picked up, or just our mood for the day. But what about health factors? What if your wardrobe choices actually affect how your body physically felt throughout the day? Chances are far more “comfort” options would win over looking nice....(Read More)

BACK TREATMENT OPTIONS: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHIROPRACTICS AND PHYSICAL THERAPY

With the onset of “going green,” natural options are spilling into more than just energy efficiency. Folks are shopping for food that provides less waste, traveling in carpools or by bike rather than walking, and they’re making conscious decisions to take better care of themselves. That means organic veggies, daily vitamins, and an array of more health-conscious decisions. ...(Read More)

UPGRADE YOUR OFFICE WITH A NEW CHAIR CUSHION

Almost anyone who sits at a desk will agree that hours of “office” work can become tiring and monotonous. Not so much because of the job, but because the majority of it has to be done while sitting. Looking at the same view, performing the same tasks...(Read More)

SOOTHE BACK PAIN WITH THESE ESSENTIAL OILS

Whether a small tingling or an ongoing, deep pain, feeling down in the back can be miserable. Chronic, unstoppable, and recurring from a once-injury, these lifetime events make it hard to enjoy day-to-day activities. Generally caused by a pulled muscle or significant injury, back pain is simply one of those instances that won’t go away. While some may be luckier than others at finding treatments that work, many are just finding ways to manage their pain on a daily basis...(Read More)

HELP BACK HEALTH WITH PROPER FOOTWEAR

From sleeping, to sitting, to everyday posture, there are a number of factors that contribute to overall back health. Anything that can contribute to alignment and how one’s weight is dispersed can also help determine pain or comfort levels … yes, including your shoes. And over the course of an entire day, followed by hours of sleeping, it can be hard to keep everything in tip-tip shape. Humans naturally slouch and main...(Read More)

TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR BACK HEALTHY

We all know it’s important to eat healthy foods, get plenty of sleep and exercise, etc. Our bodies are temples, we are what we eat, and so on and so forth. For the most part, it’s not lack of knowledge that lead to making unhealthy decisions. It’s the temptation, the idea of not wheezing on a treadmill, or the thought...(Read More)

Common Signs of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Syndrome is classified as a chronic pain disorder. People who suffer from fibromyalgia often have widespread unexplained pain in their muscles and joints. This is a major characteristic in more than 97 percent of the patients. The Arthritis Foundation describes the muscle and tissue pain as tender, aching, throbbing, sore, burning and gnawing...(Read More)

Improve Your Driving Posture

Maintaining proper posture at all times is important. Having poor posture can lead to back and muscle pain and can potentially make you hunched back. Even while you drive you should try to maintain a proper posture. If you sit in a car for long periods of time you can have hip and back problems...(Read More)

Sciatica: Causes and Treatment

Having pain in your sciatic nerve can be really debilitating. The sciatic nerve starts at the spinal cord and goes through your hip and behind, then goes down each leg. The sciatic nerve is one of the most important and longest nerves in the body...(Read More)

How the Back Max Body Wedge Cushion Helps in Recovery from Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries

The Back Max Body Wedge Cushion is a 3-piece multi-functional wedge system, which provides complete back and body support in 8 different ways! You can arrange the ergonomically designed cushions in multiple configurations to suite your individual support needs... (Read More)

15 Step Perk Up Exercise for Work

Here is a simple 15 step exercise anyone can do at work. Especially helpful if you sit at a desk all day. Feel energized and ready to go, anytime...(Read More)

How to Maintain a Healthy Back

According to a recent report from CBS News, Back pain is one of the most common of human complaints and Eight out of ten Americans will experience debilitating back pain sometime in their lives...(Read More)

Top Three Causes of Coccyx Pain

The coccyx, or tailbone, is the triangular bony structure located at the bottom of the vertebral column. It is composed of three to five bony segments held in place by joints and ligaments. The medical term which means pain in the coccyx or tailbone area is Coccydynia. Although other medical issues such as sciatica, infection, pilonidal cysts and...(Read More)

Staying Fit After Age 50

Is this realistic? Of course it is! With a combination of a few life adjustments, maintaining a healthy body, regulated metabolism, vitality and energy is certainly attainable. While society tends to blame simply what you eat to blame for post-fifty unwanted weight gain on... (Read More)

New Year, New You! Better Back Health in 2012

Congratulations, as we’ve progressed through the stress of the holiday season and embarked upon a whole new year! With the month of January here in full swing, new year resolutions are running ramped as well... (Read More)

Unlocking Back Pain - Keys to Back Health

According to the National Institutes of Health, the nuisance of back pain affects a whopping 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lifetime. Whether or not the pain is induced from sky-high heels or a post-athletic injury, more and more Americans are suffering, often unnecessarily... (Read More)

Benefits of Proper Posture

It is thought that the average person thinks about 60,000 thoughts per day; just how many of those thoughts do you think are about good posture? Not many. In fact, thoughts such as “standing straight,” “not slouching,” and “elbows off of the dinner table” are fairly uncommon throughout our day to day lives... (Read More)

Inversion Table treatment

Inversion: a reversing of the order, arrangement, or position of something. (Encarta English Dictionary). One might question why, or more likely, how inversion might have the slightest notion to do with anything back or spine related; many ways in fact. Repositioning the angle of the spine is quite possible, quite healthy and actually quite popular... (Read More)

Benefits of Body Elevation

If you have ever needed time to recover from an illness or intense surgery, you understand the need to elevate certain body parts to aide in pain or to relieve any unnecessary pressure from the recovering area. Your first thought might be to gather as many bed pillows as possible to prop up every part of your aching body...(Read More)

Ergonomic Seating Positions

“Strong, solid posture is the backbone of feeling good and staying active” (source = healthandage.com). It’s funny how often times little messages heard as a child stick with you into adulthood; placing emphasis on “good posture” is a message all too familiar for most of us growing up... (Read More)

Mattress Genie featured on Today Show Video

See Al Roker and newspaper columnist Jim Miller discuss various sleep support products for seniors...(Read More)

Save your Neck!

Did you know, the most common reason for neck pain is poor posture? Sitting for prolonged periods hunched over a computer, can do it (are you doing it right now?), as can poor sleeping posture. Also, many individuals respond to stressful situations by tensing up their neck muscles, which over time leads to neck pain and headaches...(Read More)

Different Types of Headaches

Close to 90% of the population will suffer from some type of headache during the year. The good news is that about 95% of all headaches are just that - headaches - in that they are not caused by some type of underlying condition. Only about 5% of all headaches fall under the category of secondary,...(Read More)

10 Ways to Reduce Risk of Back Pain

Low back pain affects 60%-80% of the U.S. adult population at some time during their lives. Back symptoms are among the top 10 leading reasons to visit the emergency room. With statistics like these, it only makes sense to do what is necessary to prevent problems from occurring in the first place...(Read More)

Back Pain Warning Signs

The prevalence of back pain in our country often leads people to dismiss back problems as something that they just must learn to live with. We have a tendency to reach for whatever over-the-counter pain reliever is in the medicine cabinet and go about our daily business...(Read More)

Staying Fit After Forty

Have you ever heard of "boomeritis?" It is actually a term that has been coined by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, referring to a growing number of sports related injuries among baby boomers. In fact, the problem is so extensive, that the AAOS has developed a web site, www.boomer-itis.org geared toward helping active baby boomers avoid and cope with injuries...(Read More)

Pillows for Pregnancy & Nursing

Now every pregnant woman can achieve proper spinal alignment and healthier body circulation while you sleep, throughout all stages of maternity and nursing. The unique, patented SNOOZER® Full Body Pillow is ergonomically designed to follow the natural motions and positions of your body all night long...(Read More)