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Reduce Your Risk of Low Back Pain now!

Over the centuries backrests have been implemented into office chairs to assist in the maintenance of the lumbar curve (Singleton, 1982).

When I was first introduced to the Dynaspine my first thoughts were ‘oh dear, here we go again – another promise to the members of the public’.   So you can imagine how I was feeling when I put the product under an ‘ergonomic’ research to find it does everything needed to reduce back pain for the population of Office Workers!  Very pleased.  It’s simple.  It’s affordable and could save you a tonne of money by preventing back pain at your desk.

Here are some highlights from the study, just enough to help you understand the product is NOT a fad! Refreshing eh?

Human beings were not designed to move repetitively utilising only a few tissues, nor were humans designed to not have their tissues stressed.  The current Annual Survey Report of Absence Management (2010) summarises 56% of corporate absenteeism is caused by low back pain (LBP), 52% are off work for less than 7 days while 42% are off for more than 1month.  Numerous interventions aimed at preventing LBP in the workforce included physical ergonomics, physical ergonomic interventions, organisational ergonomic interventions and multidimensional interventions (Muller, 2007).  Dynaspine is a simple solution to the environmental problem stated above… keep reading.

A Slouched Posture

Sitting at your desk/car in a slouched position for 2-5 minutes stretches important ligaments of the spine and impairs them and increases your risk of injury (Kapandji, 1988; McGill and Brown, 1992; Adams & Dolan, 1996; McMillan et al 1996; Nachemson & Jonsson, 2007).

A Static Posture

Keeps your spinal muscles in a state of heightened tension, therefore these muscles are no receiving fresh blood, sugar nor oxygen and must depend on its own reserves. More importantly no waste products are being removed, therefore the waste products are accumulating and producing the acute pain of muscular fatigue.

Poor Posture

Poor posture and movement can lead to local mechanical stress on the muscles, ligaments and joints, resulting in complaints of the neck, back and other parts of the musculoskeletal system (Dul & Weerdmeester, 1993).

What to do?

Over the centuries backrests have been implemented into office chairs to assist in the maintenance of the lumbar curve (Singleton, 1982).  However, although these designs may assist in preventing slouching and poor loading of the lower back, the issue still remains that the spinal stabilisers are being kept static.  Kramer (1985) produced evidence that to keep the discs well nourished and in good condition, they need to be subjected to frequent changes of pressure, as a kind of pumping mechanism.  Callagham and McGill (2001) suggested that no single, ideal sitting posture exists; rather a variable posture is recommended as a strategy to minimise the risk of tissue overload.

Great Back Care Advice

Dynamically and statically, an efficient posture is one that is; stable and minimises stress and strain on the tissues with a minimal metabolic energy cost – Keep stable and Move.

From a medical point of view, therefore, an occasional change of posture from bent to erect, and vice versa, must be beneficial (Kelsey, 1975; Kroemer & Grandjean, 2005; McGill, 2002).

Great Back Care Design: The Dynaspine

Dynaspine allows for a dynamic, ergonomically sound seated position, which reduces pressure on the spinal ligaments and discs.  The theory and design of the Dynaspine have met both ergonomic and biomechanical standards for preventing LBP from sitting (Andersson and Ortengren, 1974; Kappler, 1982; Kelsey, 1975; Kroemer & Grandjean, 2007; McGill, 2007).

Fitting the Dynaspine

Enjoy possibly your dynaspine, your back deserves it.

All the best

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