Lower back pain? Treatment for lower back pain

It is very common for all types of back pain to lead to pain in the lower back, even if it started at the upper back. This is because the lower back is the place where the body's centre of gravity rests. Like many other pains in that area, it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of the pain. For the same reason, the ideal treatment method may not always be the first thing we try. Posture clothing from ActivePosture® may be a safe first approach that can help relieve your lower back pain. A study conducted by Bern University and Applied Sciences in 2019 show that 65% of users with lower back pain feel that the intensity of their lower back pain has decreased after they started wearing a Posture Shirt™ from ActivePosture.* In the study, 1039 users were asked about their pain and tension in the head, neck, back and shoulders in their daily life before and after they started wearing the posture clothing from ActivePosture. The results were very compelling: 85% feel they have become more aware of their posture and 60% feel the frequency of their lower back pain is less. You can try a Posture Shirt™ from ActivePosture to see if this will also be the best option for you to combat lower back pain. Below you can see the answers from the 465 respondents who indicated that they are suffering from lower back pain.

*The users have all used an Alignme Bra or a Posture Shirt 2.0.

 

Question 1

To what extent do you feel that your lower back pain has influenced your day to day life negatively, before you started using an ActivePosture® product?

Lower back pain

71%

71% of the surveyed users suffering from lower back pain feel that their pain influenced their daily life negatively, before they started using an ActivePosture® product.

Question 2

How often did you experience lower back pain before you began using an ActivePosture® product?

Lower back pain

67%

67% of the surveyed users suffering from lower back pain were daily or 3-4 times a week affected by their pain, before they started using an ActivePosture® product.

Question 3

To what extent do you agree with the following statement: "I feel that the frequency of my lower back pain has diminished after I started using my ActivePosture® product."

Lower back pain

60%

60% of the surveyed users suffering from lower back pain agree with the following statement:

"I feel that the frequency of my lower back pain has diminished after I started using my ActivePosture® product."

Question 4

To what extent do you agree with the following statement: "I feel that the intensity/severity of my lower back pain has been reduced after I started using my ActivePosture® product."

Lower back pain

65%

65% of the surveyed users suffering from lower back pain agree with the following statement:

"I feel that the intensity/severity of my lower back pain has been reduced after I started using my ActivePosture® product."

Question 5

How often have you received treatment for your lower back pain before you started using your ActivePosture® product?

Lower back pain

51%

51% of the surveyed users suffering from lower back pain received treatment for their pain on a weekly or monthly basis before they started using an ActivePosture® product.

Question 6

How often have you received treatment for your lower back pain after you started using your ActivePosture® product?

Lower back pain

27%

27% of the surveyed users suffering from lower back pain did no longer receive treatment for their pain after they started using an ActivePosture® product.

Question 7

I use my ActivePosture® product for one or more of the following daily activities:

Lower back pain

18% use their ActivePosture® product when desk-bound

16% use their ActivePosture® product when doing physical work

13% use their ActivePosture® product when doing sports/exercising

22% use their ActivePosture® product at home

12% use their ActivePosture® product for outdoor activities

7% use their ActivePosture® product when gardening

Question 8

Will you recommend your friends/family/colleagues to use an ActivePosture® product?

Lower back pain

78%

78% of the surveyed users suffering from lower back pain will recommend their friends/family/colleagues to use an ActivePosture® product?

Question 9

To what extent do you agree with the following statement: ”In my opinion I had a poor posture before I started using an ActivePosture® product.”

Lower back pain

83%

83% of the surveyed users suffering from lower back pain agree with the following statement:

"In my opinion I had a poor posture before I started using an ActivePosture® product."

Question 10

To what extent do you agree with the following statement: "I feel that I have become more aware of my posture after I have started using my ActivePosture® product."

Lower back pain

85%

85% of the surveyed users suffering from lower back pain agree with the following statement:

"I feel that I have become more aware of my posture after I have started using my ActivePosture® product."

Question 11

To what extent do you agree with the following statement: "Using my ActivePosture® product has had a positive effect (physically) on my posture."

Lower back pain

82%

82% of the surveyed users suffering from lower back pain agree with the following statement:

"Using my ActivePosture® product has had a positive effect (physically) on my posture."


Conclusion on test of posture clothing from ActivePosture®

The study concludes that posture clothing from ActivePosture® can have a positive impact on posture as well as being used as an effective supplement to make the user aware of his or her posture. In addition, posture clothing from ActivePosture® shows signs of relieving tension and pain. The three components (aches and pains, posture and posture awareness) correlate positively with each other, suggesting that improving one component also positively affects the other two. Based on the conclusion of this pilot project, further independent scientific studies have been initiated at the Bern University of Applied Sciences (RCT).

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Pain in the lower back

A strong back is important to our daily well-being. When we suffer from back pain, we quickly become helpless and our life quality is significantly hampered. There is typically no clear explanation of why lower back pain (or back pain in general) occurs. Most people experience it at some point in their lives. For some, lower back pain is short-lived and for others, it ends up as chronic pain. The typical cause of lower back pain is overstretching or "overloading" of muscle groups or ligaments in the lower back, upper back, neck and head. Desk-bound work - for example in front of a computer - can be very stressful for the entire back muscles, thus creating painful tension that settles in the lower back. However, as the study above shows, it is possible to reduce both the frequency and intensity of lower back pain with a Posture Shirt™ from ActivePosture. As many as 65% of the users with lower back pain indicate that the intensity of their back pain is reduced and 60% feel that the frequency of their lower back pain has decreased, so while the product will not help everyone, it is a really good product for many and completely safe to try out.

Lumbar back pain

According to NHS 8 out of 10 people suffer from back pain at some stage of their lives. Be it, upper back pain, lumbar back pain (low back pain) or even back pain in the left or right side. In some cases, it is a very severe pain which will require further investigation with a specialist. In other cases, the pain may be more manageable and a result of a lifestyle of being too inactive, for instance by working many hours behind a computer. According to the above study, the Posture Shirt™ from ActivePosture can be a good remedy for low back pain. 65% of respondents with lumbar back pain indicate that the intensity of their pain has been reduced after they started using the Posture Shirt™ from ActivePosture. This is probably related to the fact that an ActivePosture posture correction shirt, through better posture awareness, helps you get a better posture, reducing your back muscles. In the study, as many as 82% of those with lumbar back pain say that the shirt has had a positive impact on their posture.

Treatment of lumbar back pain

Although lumbar pain (lower back pain) can be very painful it is usually recommended that you remain active and moving despite the lumbar back pain. By staying active the muscles will be working preventing the area to become completely stiff. Studies show that the sooner you activate the muscles the greater is the chance to get rid of the lumbar back pain. Your activity can be combined with the use of a Posture Shirt™ from ActivePosture, so you are not just active when you walk, run, but active in the "right" way, meaning that you are doing your activities in the best possible posture. Lumbar back pain is often the result of poor posture and as such having the right posture when you are active are key in getting better. If you go to a professional to get a systematic clinical examination they will always look at your posture and assess whether that is the cause of the lumbar pain. The Posture Shirt™ from ActivePosture has proven to help reduce the intensity of the lower back pain by 65% of the users according to the Swiss study presented on these pages. The posture clothing from ActivePosture is the only one of its kind which is medically registered to help improve posture. The clothing is designed with a patented NeuroBand™ technology that promotes better posture. At ActivePosture, we always offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and 30 days full return policy. This means that within 30 days you can freely test your product and find out if it is the right product for you. We enclose a free return label in all shipments, so it is easy and simple to return packages to us. We recommend that ActivePosture® posture corrective clothing is used as a supplement to exercise, and any treatments you may undergo. Posture clothing should not be seen as a tool to replace living a healthy and active lifestyle.

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