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Simple Relief for Stiff Neck

So You have a Sore Neck? This very common complaint affects many people on a daily basis. Sometimes it is due to an injury, but in many cases, it just seems to come on for no particular reason. Of course, there are many different causes – it could …

Posture Bra or Posture Corrector?

What Actually is a Posture Bra? A posture bra is a specialist type of bra that is designed to help wearers reduce upper back and neck pain. Compared to a “normal” bra, a posture bra typically has reinforced straps that cross the wearer’s back and provide firm support. …

Underworks Posture Perfect Band

Underworks Posture Perfect Band This posture corrector is designed to pull the wearer’s shoulders back using a simple strap system. The adjustment is done using hooks and eyelets to give the required tension on your shoulders. Construction The product is made of a mixture of nylon and “spandex” which …

Posture Pump 1000 Reviewed

What Does a Posture Pump Do for Neck Pain? The basic idea is that a posture pump relieves pressure on the neck by forcing a curve in the cervical joints. Many people have lost the natural cervical curve that their neck requires to be healthy either through injury, or …

Forward Head Posture Symptoms and Solutions

Forward Head Posture Symptoms Forward head posture is a very common postural fault. Unfortunately, it has an unfortunate habit of appearing slowly over time which often means that it is well developed before you notice. The symptoms include: Headaches Jaw pain and stiffness Neck pain Shoulder pain Various …

Stiff Back in the Morning

Do You Suffer From a Stiff Back in the Morning? Well welcome to the crowd! A high number of people wake up every day and rather than bouncing out of bed, struggle with a stiff back in the morning that makes getting up painful. What is the Cause? …

Posture Brace for Women

Posture Brace for Women – We Discuss Some Popular Options Perhaps you’ve had a painful back, or maybe you want to improve your posture to help self-confidence, either way, one of the options that you have is a posture brace for women. Before you jump into looking at …

Back Brace for Work – Maxar Work Belt

Maxar Back Brace for Work The Maxar Back Brace for work is one of a range of products  aimed at people needing a back brace to support, or protect their back at work. It is mainly designed to support and protect your lower back (lumbar support). The brace is …

Giraffe Friend – What?

“Giraffe Friend” a New Posture Corrector This tiny electronic device is only 26mm in diameter, and 9mm thick! It is worn on the user’s upper body and helps them correct their posture. As you may have guessed, it comes straight from China. How Does it Work? The principle behind …

Clavicle Brace Review

Clavicle Brace This clavicle brace is designed for those with a clavicle (collar bone) injury. It pulls the wearer’s shoulders back and gives support as the injury heals. The manufacturer also claims that it is useful for suffers of fibromyalgia and those with shoulder instability. Does it Work? We …

LUMO Lift – Its got our Attention!

LUMO BodyTech are well known for their first posture corrector – the LUMO Back which launched with Kickstarter support back in 2013.  Since then, the team at LumoBodyTech have not been idle. Their latest product, the LUMO Lift, is now starting to ship and we are excited to see what they’ve …

Magnetic Back Support

Magnetic Back Support Anyone? There are currently various “magnetic” powered posture improvers on the market. They all have actual magnets somewhere in the product and claim that the magnetic energy helps heal and strengthen your body. The Theory Behind the Products The basic theory is that the magnets in the garment …

Posture Brace or Muscle Strengthening?

Is a posture brace the secret to a better posture or would you be better off working on muscle tone to naturally support your back?    This is a valid question that many people ask when looking for ways to improve their posture or fix existing back pain. The …

Piriformis Stretch

The piriformis muscle is not something the average person knows much about, but if you suffer from lower back pain, including sciatica, there is a strong possibility that you need to! It is worth reading our post about piriformis syndrome before going further. So, now you may suspect that you too …

Piriformis Syndrome and Sciatic Back Pain

Piriformis syndrome is not something that most people know about, but if you have it, it can dominate your life. In simple terms, tightness or dysfunction of the piriformis muscle causes both pain and lack of function. Piriformis Muscle The piriformis muscle(s) is located partly within the back of …

Pain When Sitting – The New Lifestyle Illness

If you experience pain when sitting, you are one of the millions worldwide who are similarly burdened. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, 8 out of 10 people suffer from general back pain over their lives. The number who specifically suffer from …