Please note: I have been given this product 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.
Three decades ago, my classmates would endlessly remark upon my excellent posture. I was attending a high school for the arts (think “Fame!”) and my art area was theater, but of course like most students there, I dabbled in multiple areas, so I picked up some things from dancing. Even when we sat on the floor of our black box theater in a circle I wouldn’t slouch. I wanted to have a strong back.
Boy, I miss those days. I’m 42 years old now, and I’ve spent the last six years in bed because of a mystery problem with my cerebrospinal fluid that is made worse when I sit upright. Laying in bed has weakened my core muscles and changed the natural curvature of both my cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) spine so my spine doesn’t have the “S” shape it should. For the most part I lay flat but I elevate my head slightly so that I can see my keyboard of my laptop, which is propped up on my stomach by a tilted laptop cooler.
For the last twenty years I’ve worked in some capacity in the technical field thanks to a boyfriend getting me interested in computers fairly early in my adulthood. Strangely enough, the posture of the techie and the posture that I find myself in when I am on bed rest are very similar: It’s an annoying “tech neck.” People in the technical field, and in fact, people who are stuck in front of a computer for 8+ hours a day end up in the same pose: shoulders slouched, head thrust forward, neck vertebrae compacted and misaligned.
Now that I’m pointing it out, you might even be shifting around in your seat to correct your posture, or noticing it more in the people around you, like pedestrians crossing the street who won’t even look up from their smart phones. Yep – there’s the “tech neck.”
How about a visual?
Even the slightest tilt of the head forward puts tremendous strain on the neck muscles and bones. Rather than adjusting the screen to a higher elevation, we tend to alter the position of our heads so that we are constantly in a hunched-over position – and we wonder why we have so many headaches!
But now that there’s been years of damage done, sitting up straight isn’t going to cure the numbness and tingling in your arms and fingers, or the stiffness in your neck. Of course, do sit up straight, and do take up your company’s offer to bring in someone who is trained in proper ergonomics for adjustments to your desk, but in the meantime (and for the long run), this product can offer you immediate relief. Sometimes it takes a village, right?
There is a family of products available through the Posture Pump® company for back and neck problems that addresses multiple issues, and the Posture Pump® Dual Disc Hydrator® (Model 1400-D) is going to save my neck.
I already have spondylosis, which is a very technical and general way of saying that I have degeneration of the spine, and stenosis, which is a narrowing of the canal where the spinal cord passes through the vertebrae. I’ve got pain and stiffness, and my arms are tingling and spontaneously going numb because of the degeneration and narrowing happening in my neck.
Here’s a video on the Posture Pump® Dual Disc Hydrator® (Model 1400-D) and you can easily see how it works and how it can help you. Click on the link below.
Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6mjIKA_nDo&feature=youtu.be
To summarize, there are two air chambers that work on the neck and upper back area to realign the vertebrae to the natural “S” curve and relieve the pressure from the “tech neck” we have unwittingly positioned ourselves into. Ultimately the neck then benefits by being able to get nutrients and hydration to the discs in the spine, and range of motion improves. And headaches? What headaches? Wouldn’t it be nice to send those packing? You just need to lie on a flat, firm surface, strap yourself into the Posture Pump® Dual Disc Hydrator® (Model 1400-D) , and use the dual hand controls to get relief in just a few minutes’ time.
Here is a direct link to the product page: Posture Pump Dual Disc Hydrator Model 1400-D
For this item only, the company is offering a discount of 15%; just enter Z15 as the coupon code when checking out.
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This product is made in the U.S. with quality materials that are meant to last – one lady has had her Posture Pump® for a decade! The company has other items that may serve you well too – check them out! Posture Pump
7 thoughts on “This Will Help You To Be Curvy In All The Right Places (“Posture Pump” Sponsored Post)”
you sound like you handle your disease pretty amazing
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Thank you, Violet. My medical conditions don’t fluctuate or change as much as my emotions do; the emotional toll is the tough part. 🙂
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Love my posture pump! I work in an office setting behind a computer screen 7-8 hours a day, then sit in rush-hour traffic hunched over my steering wheel just trying to get home at the end of the day! So I’m pretty much in a forward bent/hunched position the majority of the week. I bought the posture pump model 1400-D almost a year ago, and no joke, the first time I used it, I could already feel a difference! I try to use it once a day when I get home from work, and I know 100% it’s helped reduce my forward head posture, and the stiffness/soreness in my neck has improved DRAMATICALLY. So If you have neck or back issues, definitely check out their website posturepump.com as they make products for the neck and back too.
Love my Posture Pump! I work in an office setting behind a computer screen 7-8 hours a day, then sit in rush-hour traffic hunched over my steering wheel just trying to get home at the end of the day! So I’m pretty much in a forward bent/hunched position the majority of the week. I bought the Posture Pump Model 1400-D almost a year ago, and no joke, the first time I used it, I could already feel a difference! I try to use it once a day when I get home from work, and I know 100% it’s helped reduce my forward head posture, and the stiffness/soreness in my neck has improved DRAMATICALLY. So If you have neck or back issues, definitely check out their website posturepump.com as they make products for the neck and back too.
Sorry to hear about your condition. I was given a Posture Pump almost 20 years ago by my Chiropractor, and I still have it and used it about once a week. I had the unit with one air cell and my same Chiropractor showed me the dual unit that you are talking about. I bought that unit about 8 months ago and I love it even more than my first one! It makes my neck feel so much better, Plus, I was starting to get that hump on the back of my neck and I wanted that gone. This dual unit gets right in that spot and it is going away. I highly recommend their products. I think I am going to get their back unit next year, (my doctor can bill my insurance for it)!
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I would be interested to know how your doctor can bill your insurance for it, such as if there is a specific code that is used. I would like to use my insurance for this product if that is an option!
The Dual Disc Hydrator is a must have! I’ve been using it for just a short period of time and I already notice a tremendous difference.
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