According to Workers Safety and Insurance Board, sitting is the leading cause for back pain, second only to heavy weight lifting.
Every year 100 million Americans are afflicted by back pain, and $200 billion are spent directly on treating back pain in the US alone. And due to routine prolonged sitting, wheelchair users are over proportionally affected by back pain.
Spinal discs are critical to one’s spinal mobility. Without the flexible discs, a spine will not be able to rotate nor to bend, and a person will be walking like a utility pole in the street.
The flexibility of the discs comes from its hydration. However this hydration is not like blood supply, and does not happen automatically.
As of the age of 19, the self-hydration function of the spinal discs is steadily reduced. The core of the discs can then only be lubricated and fed with the nutrients through an imbibition process which, in case of human spine, is the opening and closing action of the intradiscal spaces. During the imbibition process, the spinal vertebrae move like a clam by opening and closing its shells underwater. The opening and closing process of the intradiscal space functions as a pump to suck fresh spinal fluid in and compress old out. Consequentially, it hydrates, nourishes and protects the spinal discs which is like the soft body inside the shells of a clam.
Unfortunately such imbibition process stops when a person sit still. And this is where Back Vitalizer comes in.
Through ongoing neuromuscular stimulation, Back Vitalizer helps maintain the imbibition process and keeps spinal discs hydrated while sitting. Simply sit on a Back Vitalizer, and the Back Vitalizer will do the rest for you.
One of key reason that sitting is a leading cause for back pain is that it is a nature of our body that as soon as we sit still for 20 min., the deep stabilizing muscles start to tense and creating extra stress and tension in the back and often leads to stiffness, pain and fatigue in the back.
Therefore, wheelchair users are faced with great risk of back pain, regardless how good a posture she/he sits with. It is critical to help the deep stabilizing muscles stay active.
SambarMD is clinically designed tohelp users reduce back pain by preventing the muscle from tensing.
JazzRX provide wheelchair users with an ideal dynamic back support that encourages motion in the back.