Many people around the world are affected by a poor posture. Poor posture can affect your appearance and how a person feels about him or herself. It can contribute to a pain in a cervical and lumbar spine, cephalgia, intervertebral disc problems and even occasional chronic pain and breathing problems.
It has been about six month since I have purchased Posture Pump Pro 4100 for myself. I am an avid mountain biker and ride hard tail bikes in order to achieve the best performance out my body and out of the bike. My regular ride is 20 miles on a single speed and can range up to 35 miles on a geared bike with quite a bit of elevation gain. I use Posture Pump 4100 after those prolonged rides. I feel the stress that spine has experienced during these prolonged ride. Of course the optimal situation would be getting a chiropractic adjustment. However these long distance mountain bike rides happen during the weekend and the two doctors of chiropractic that I trade adjustment with also have fun somewhere else.
Many cyclists know the feeling when your body is in flexed position for a prolonged period of time. This statement is even more applicable for rode cyclists. Their flexion angle is much greater in order to provide better aerodynamics and achieve faster speed. Forward prolonged flexion generates a lot of load on the anterior section of an intervertebral disc (IVD). This results in stiffness and lack of motion of the vertebral joints and over a long period of time might be the cause of IVD degeneration or disc protrusion.
I wrote a post in September of 2010 – “Backpack Safety – Back To School and 14 Helpful Tips.” Millions of kids wear heavy backpacks that affect their posture, which results in interfering with a proper functioning of nervous system and thus leads to sick days and unnecessary pain. A post about “Relationship of Nervous System and Spine to Organs”, will provide you a better understanding of what I am talking about. A developing young organism must be free of any obstacles for proper development. It is even more true for young girls. These individuals are the future of this society. With advancing technology our future generation can save their posture by carrying all of their heavy load of books on an electronic book reader. I am talking about iPad, Kindle, Nook and probably some other electronic gadgets that are available on the market today.
These devices are not as expensive as they used to be. It is a very minor investment in the future of your kids. My boy is turning four next month and pretty soon he is going to go to school. Currently he is practicing on my iPhone to play with different apps. Some of my patients are principles at schools and I have talked to them about this issue. With budget cuts in every State in the United States and over 26 billion dollars deficit for 2011 in a State of California alone it is not an easy task to accomplish. Education budget cuts are growing every year and with bureaucratic system that the State make the transfer to electronic book reader is a distant possibility.