Based on findings, lower back pain is a common concern, affecting up to 90% of Americans at some point in their lifetime. It is believed that up to 50% of people will have more than one episode of lower back pain. Pain in the lower back is said to be a symptom that may stem from a variety of different factors.
Approximately 80% of all low-back problems in the U.S. is said to have risen from what people sometimes refer to as bad posture, or otherwise, the improper alignment of the vertebral column and pelvic girdle. Musculoskeletal specialists believe this is usually a direct result of inflexible and weak back muscles. Stress, injury, pregnancy, arched lumbar vertebrae, and other conditions in the lower back region can also trigger lower back pain.
It has been reported that backache syndrome costs American industries billions of dollars annually in lost productivity, health services, and worker compensation. It is also known to be one of the most common reasons people visit a doctor’s office or a hospital’s emergency department.
How Does A Portable Back Stretcher Help
•When we take into consideration the function of the lower back, a full ROM back stretcher is of paramount importance because it increases flexibility and range of motion, strengthen the lower back and thus decreases the probability of having a back problem. Furthermore, once a low-back problem occurs, increasing ROM by using a portable back stretcher can be a factor in reducing both the severity of the problem and the amount of time it takes to recover and return to work.
•If individuals were not to use their full ROM in the lower back tendinous tissue would compensate by shortening. This would make it difficult for those individuals, especially the older people, to perform all the movements necessary to carry out all daily living functions. However, regular use of a portable back stretcher increases flexibility in the lower back, and prevents the shortening of tendinous tissue from occurring.
•Fatigued muscles tend to contract to a shorter than average resting length, however, using a portable back stretcher to do simple back stretching exercises will help fatigued muscles reestablish their normal resting length.
•Flexibility exercises done correctly with a back stretching device have been shown to successfully treat painful menstruation and general neuromuscular tension or stress.
Improving and maintaining good range of motion in all joints, especially in the lumbar region (lower back), is important to enhance quality of life. Thus, this should be at least one good reason why everyone should invest in a back stretching device, preferably a portable back stretcher. With a portable back stretcher you will be able to participate in simple regular lower back stretching exercises even when you are away from home.
The kind of flexibility that a portable back stretcher can offer will help you to eliminate bad posture back pain, maintain good lumbar region mobility, increase resistance to back muscle injury and soreness, prevents or lessen the frequency and severity of low-back and other spinal column problems. Overall, this will improve and maintain good postural alignment, promote proper and graceful body movement, and improve personal appearance and self-image.