If your back sticks out while bending over, chances are you may have a posture problem. A misaligned spine can be a source of great pain if not treated properly. It also impairs your range of motion, affecting the quality of your life.
Here, we’ll discuss how you can identify if your spine is out of shape and how spinal decompression therapy can help you treat postural issues at home.
The spine is made up of vertebrae which are stacked on top of another with a cushion between each one of them, called a spinal disc. The vertebrae extend from your skull to the pelvis and form what is called the spinal column. The column itself provides your body with support and stability.
The spine also carries within itself the spinal cord. This is a tube-like structure made of soft tissue that is connected directly to the brain, as it is part of the central nervous system. Several bundles of nerves are attached to it and branch out along the back, or other parts of the body such as the arms or legs.
Besides providing support for your upper body, the spinal column also has the crucial task of keeping the spinal cord safe from any external damage.
Any misalignment or condition to the back (especially to the column itself) should be taken seriously and immediate help and medical advice should be sought.
There are a number of things to be on the lookout for when considering that you may have a misaligned back. Anyone suffering from such a condition may experience:
- Pain between the shoulder blades
- Pain in the lumbar region (lower back)
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Numbness in the hands or feet
When addressing any type of back issues, it is recommended that you use a non-invasive method at first, and gradually change your approach if it doesn’t work. One of the best solutions if your spine sticks out while bending is to engage in spinal decompression therapy, most preferably with the help of a spinal decompression device such as the Backrack.
The Backrack Technology
Why Spinal Decompression Therapy
If you notice that your spine sticks out as you bend over, this might happen because of a deformity along the back, which most is most likely caused by spinal compression. This is a process where your spine is squashed, or the vertebrae are pushed into one another, causing a change in the structure of your spine, where some sections may protrude in an exaggerated manner when you perform certain movements.
On top of creating postural problems, visible deformities and shortening of the spine, spinal compression may also impinge on other elements along the back and trigger some pain receptors.
Reversing this process through decompression therapy with the Backrack can help restore the natural shape and length of the spine, allowing sufficient space for all spinal elements to perform their functions without being impinged (and cause you pain).
The device is also portable, which means you can use it in any part of your house that you want (or even travel with it).