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Dealing With Back Pains

Chances are, you’re one or the other. Or both. According to The International Association for the Wireless Telecommunications Industry, nearly 90% of all Americans own a cell phone. At the beginning of this millennium, that number was only 40%. More of us are using cell phones, and we’re using them more and more often. Together, we spend about 2.2 trillion minutes per year on the phone. That’s trillion with a T. And we send about one trillion text messages.

Aerobic activity. A study of 19,000 participants showed that death rates fell in direct proportion to the number of calories that the participants burned each week. Aerobic physical fitness can be as easy as walking for 30 minutes, 4 times per week. Weight-bearing exercise such as walking, dancing, and gentle aerobics help to strengthen bones and to improve cardiovascular fitness.

The Dreamwave Technology actually provides that passive motion that is so hard to do in a clinical situation. If you can get into the seat just to sit down, the chair will do the rest. Using the Dreamwave feature, you will feel the chair seat move in an undulating figure-8 motion from side to side. It also has an up and down component to the movement. It is so very soothing.

Other chairs have waist airbags, but this was the first time I had seen airbags that inflated first on one side and then on the other in an alternating fashion. When I sat in the chair it felt like it was trying to mimic the movement that a chiropractor induces with their side posture lower back adjustment. Of course, it didn’t provide anywhere near the torque that a neuromechanical innovations can apply manually, but just to see a manufacturer try to mimic that motion even to a small degree was pretty cool. And it did feel quite nice on my low back.

First I checked the car seat thinking there was a spring or bolt that was poking into me but nothing. Then I checked with Doctor’s and Chiropractor’s as to the cause and they explained to me that it was sciatic pain caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve which runs from the pelvis to thigh. They wanted to give my pain killers and operations to release the nerves.

Now, I certainly don’t expect a massage chair to “pop” your bones, but a rotary motion in the low back would be helpful. I never really even thought about it until the Inada Sogno massage chair came onto the market. It had two low back features that totally captured my attention: 1.) waist airbags that alternately inflated so as to induce a rotation motion to the low back, and 2.) the Dreamwave technology in the seat that passively moved the pelvis.

Did you know that McDonald’s hamburger your about to eat is full of growth hormones that were fed to the cow and being fed to you. Organic meat is derived from animals that have not had animal antibiotics or growth hormones.

These days, it is all too common for people to be sick and tired of being sick and tired, but it can be difficult to pull ourselves out of unhealthy routines. Your chiropractor is a good place to start.