Tuesday, July 3, 2012

How to Reduce Back Pain and Increase Comfort at Work

For patients who suffer from occasional back pain or discomfort, as well as those undergoing treatment for chronic back pain, there is a simple and effective solution to ensure comfort and stability while sitting for long periods.  Prolonged sitting can cause pain and further damage for patients experiencing subluxations, low back pain, and tailbone bruises or fractures.  One of the best tools available at our NYC physical rehabilitation and chiropractic facility is the Relaxo Bak™ cushion, also known as a “tush-cush”, which is a specially designed seat cushion that relieves pressure and provides comfort.

The tush-cush works by removing pressure from the tailbone (the end point of the spine), which is placed under extreme tension by the force created by continuous sitting, causing discomfort and pain that can extend to the rest of the spine.  The tush-cush’s design also creates a comfortable angle that allows for proper blood circulation and nerve signal transmission to the legs, reducing the incidence of cramps, numbness in the buttocks, legs, and feet, as well as pain in the lower back and hips.

In the case of bruising or a fracture to the tailbone, the tush-cush is a more effective healing aid that the traditional “doughnut” cushion because it provides support to the entire spine while keeping the tailbone off the chair.  Because of its light weight and built-in carrying strap, it is easy to take anywhere you might be sitting for extended periods of time, such as the office, concerts, sports games, airplanes, etc.

Relaxo Bak™ cushions also feature a removable case for easy cleaning and maintenance and are safe for use by patients of any age.  To order a tush-cush and learn about the services and products for back pain offered at our state-of-the-art NYC physical therapy and rehabilitation and chiropractic facility, please visit www.drshoshany.com