Blogging for hours could result in back and neck pains, especially now that I ‘ve stopped working out for the meantime. I am certain, I’m not the only one who experience this, most of us (bloggers) do. Since back pains are connected directly to the spine, the interconnection of the muscles, bones and joints in it is greatly affected by one’s posture. Pain could be felt on the neck, upper back, lower back, even the legs and feet.
Hubby, a graphic designer, spends most of his time in front of the computer with his back not really resting on the chair. This leads inevitably to a recurring form of minor back pain (http://www.totalback.com/). He would complain about this at night and I would give him a little massage to ease the pain and so he would be able to sleep better. Accordingly, these kinds doesn’t need immediate medical intervention. A little exercise would help reduce the pain that recurs at the moment of unhealthy positioning of one’s back. In our case, hubby and I would play little Wii Tennis or Golf and we’re fine.
Interestingly at Totalback, playing Golf is a program used to help patients with chronic/severe back pains. It is to enhance posture, improve coordination and heighten mind-body awareness, and improve circulation and joint nutrition.
For extreme cases of back pain, Totalback’s MedX rehabilitation is one way to go. MedX machines strengthens the muscles as well as one’s stability, flexibility and endurance of the body’s core, providing a solid foundation for whole body strength. The machines operate at a very low level of friction and offer a choice of resistance in 2-pound increments, ensuring a weight that is just right – not too heavy and not too light for the user, this feature lessens strain and allows individuals to select the exact level of resistance required regardless of their strength.
Another option is the Vax-D (Vertebral Axial Decompression), a procedure that decompresses the spine, allowing patients to be relieved of back pains (http://www.treatmentforbackpainnow.com) without undergoing surgery. Patients undergo a series of treatments where he/she fits a pelvic harness adjusted comfortably to align and decompress the intervertebral discs. Vax-D has been approved since 1996 for the treatment of discogenic disease including herniated and bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, failed back surgery, facet syndrome and sciatica.
Gladly, husband and I doesn’t need a rehab yet, but in case we do when we’re older, well definitely fly to one of Totalback’s branches!