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The pain in fibromyalgia often first shows up as chronic upper back and neck pain. In fact, recent studies have shown that the majority of fibromyalgia patients have lost the natural curve in the cervical spine. In this post I am going to tell you how a device called the Posture Pump® Cervical Disc Hydrator can be an effective home therapy for neck and upper back pain.
Disclosure: “I have been given a Posture Pump® Cervical Disc Hydrator as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.
Fibromyalgia Neck Abnormalities
One of the possible causes for fibromyalgia discovered by researchers is cervical stenosis. Cervical stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck area or upper part of the spine. This narrowing places pressure on the spinal cord resulting in nerve compression which can affect the entire nervous system.
Another area of interest is the straight neck abnormality that in itself can cause spinal cord compression. In one study, cervical spine x-rays of 138 fibromyalgia patients were analyzed. Turns out that 88% of the FM patients in the study had a straight neck based on measuring the Cobb angle and 90% had a straight neck by visualizing the lateral view of cervical spine x-rays.
When you lose the normal neck curve, the weight of the head is no longer balanced by the opposing curve in the upper back. This can cause significant pain for the neck muscles, headaches, reduced range of motion, premature disc degeneration, disc herniation, and numbness, tingling, or weakness in the arms. It can also lead to a loss of bladder control, loss of balance, gait disturbances, and dizziness.
This is where Posture Pump® comes into the picture.
The Posture Pump® Cervical Disc Hydrator
Posture Pump® is a spinal health product recommended by doctors to thousands of patients throughout the USA and other countries. Not only it is recommended by doctors, the Posture Pump® was created by a doctor with over 30 years of experience treating the neck or back.
Normal spinal curves allow nutrients to flow into the joints. Loss of postural curves cause disc compression and blocks the flow of nutrients. This forces the head forward. Every inch your head is moved forward an extra 10 pounds of weight is added to your neck. As a result, forward head posture leads to chronic pain, numbness in the arms and hands, improper breathing, and pinched nerves.
The Posture Pump® Cervical Disc Hydrator shapes and restores the cervical curve, hydrates the joints of the neck and back and helps decompress the joints to increase your range of motion.
Watch this short video for an demonstration.
The Posture Pump® Cervical Disc Hydrator (Model 1400-D) comes fully assembled and easy to follow operating instructions. All you have to do is adjust the head strap until it feels comfortable and secure. Then you use a hand pump to pump up the air cells to your level of comfort. Wait 10 seconds and release the air out. You repeat filling and deflating the air cell 10 to 15 times.
Next, inflate the unit and relax 1 to 5 minutes the first time and gradually work up to 15 minutes before deflating the air cells. There is a warm up routine that acclimates the neck muscles. Do this before and after using the Posture Pump®.
The first time I used the Posture Pump® Cervical Disc Hydrator the muscles on both sides of my neck got so tight I could barely move my head. I found out it is normal to be sore the first week. I was only sore the first time. After that, I feel a warmth in my neck muscles as though I can feel the blood circulating through my neck.
I’ve had neck and shoulder pain since my teens. X-rays at that time showed that my neck had lost its natural curve. The Posture Pump® Cervical Disc Hydrator is made to restore the natural neck curvature. It definitely brings immediate relief for the pain in my neck, shoulders, and upper back. So far, the relief is temporary but with fibromyalgia ANY relief is good. I am going to continue using the Posture Pump and see what happens.
Key benefits of The Posture Pump® Cervical Disc Hydrator:
- Relieves Painful Neck and Upper Back Stiffness, Headaches and Fatigue
- Shapes & Restores the Proper Neck Curve
- Decompresses & Hydrates Compressed Discs
- Decreases Disc Bulging
- Reduces and Corrects Forward Head, Neck and Upper Back (Hump) Posture
- Applies Reversing Pressure to Upper Back Humps
- Improves Flexibility and Ranges of Motion
- Lightweight, Easy to Operate & Travel With
- Made in the USA & Built to Last
- 60 day money back guarantee
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