Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Having Back Pain?...Sit on a Bean Bag Chair

Being human, it is inevitable that at one point in our lives we start to experience pain in certain parts of our body.  For many of us, back pain (specifically lower back pain) can become an issue especially as we get older.  Over 30 million people in the United States can experience back pain at any given moment according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).  Nearly 50% of adults per year in the U.S. report having back pain.  Luckily for, Dr. Michael Roizen of Internal Medicine reports that nearly 95% of lower back pain can be treated without surgery.  Simple things like exercise or furniture that offers the proper support could greatly reduce back pain.






Most people would think the traditional chair or sofa is the perfect furniture to lay on after a hard days work.  Unfortunately research has shown that this is not always the case.  Straight chairs happen to be one of the worst seats for your back though some would have originally thought otherwise. Depending on the type of chair are sofa, you end up having to posture in a way that does not offer your spine proper support.  Even if you are capable of leaning on the arm of your chair or sofa, you may actually be causing more damage.  Due to their stationery posture, your back has to adapt to the furniture that you are sitting on.



Enter the Bean Bag Chair
 In my opinion most people see bean bag chairs for 2 things.  They either see it as a novelty or home decoration, or as a fun seat for their children.  However for most of us these chairs may be just the remedy that our back requires.  A properly filled bean bag can be one of the most comfortable and relaxing  pieces of furniture in your home.  Thanks to the filling inside the bean bag, your body will be supported in its natural positions when you decide to sit or lay down.  Regardless of your body type, when seated the bean bag adapts and will adjust to give yourself the proper support required for your back to rest and heal properly.  Also no matter how much you rearrange your position, the beans will move along adjusting to however you are seated.



 Besides being good for back support, most bean bag chairs are very affordable and can last for a long time.  You can find it in many shapes and sizes and different materials.  So keep in mind, if you are suffering from back aches, a trip to the doctor might not be overly necessary.  Try relaxing on a nice bean bag chair.  You just might save yourself the headache of scheduling an appointment and getting prescribed medication that would temporarily assist pain.

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