Monday, September 26, 2011

Lower Back Pain? This Could Be The Back Support You Need

Several years ago I taught a teen girl’s Sunday School class.  In that class, I built relationships with some amazing young ladies.    It is always a blessing when one of these girls contacts me and a big reason I enjoy Social Media sites such as Facebook (even though FB keeps freaking me out with changes); it reconnects people.

Recently, a girl I knew as Leigh Anne Stout contacted me through a mutual friend.  Leigh Anne Nash is now a lovely young wife and mother.  In addition, she is a Physical Therapist, a certified Pilate's rehab instructor and currently works for the Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers in Georgia.   After working with hundreds of patients with both long term and recent onset back pain, Leigh Anne developed the inspiration that led to the creation of the Back Sac.  Leigh Anne was kind enough to ask me if I would be willing to do a product review and giveaway on my blog and I quickly agreed.  The timing couldn’t have been any better since I am experiencing lower back pain due to my hateful uterus.
                                                                                                 What is a Back Sac?
“The Back Sac is a unique back support cushion, designed to better support your spine in any resting position. It has been successful in relieving back and neck pain related to back injury, spinal arthritis, disc injuries, scoliosis and pregnancy!

The Back Sac’s unique design uses air to provide the perfect lumbar support whether you are sitting on your couch, at your desk, or in your car! The air travels through the Back Sac when you move, following your spinal curves, creating a dynamic support that no other back cushion can replicate!

The Back Sac creates the perfect pillow to support your neck while traveling in a car or an airplane and deflates quickly for easy transport.  It can be used to support your knees when sleeping, or your lumbar curve when performing abdominal exercises. Your school aged kids can recline against it while reading or watching TV. Because of its ability to adjust to fit all body shapes and sizes, the Back Sac can be used by anyone to improve posture and comfort!”

I was excited to receive my Back Sac and put it to use using the simple instructions included.  The Back Sac is similar to a deflated ball with an inner air bladder.   Open the Velcro enclosure, pull out the portion of the bladder with the air value and puff in a few breathes of air (it only took about three for me).   The inner bladder doesn’t need to be completely full of air and with a few tries you will soon find the fullness level you need to give you good lower back support.  Close the valve and Velcro. Presto! You have a back support cushion!  But “the Back Sac design is absolutely unique compared to other back support cushions on the market today.  Most support cushions are made to fill the spinal curves by molding to the average person’s neck or low back curve. The Back Sac acknowledges that your spinal curves are probably not average.”  For information on how it works, you can read more information at the Back Sac Website and become acquainted with Leigh Anne too.

What I personally found was great lower back support.  I habitually sit on the sofa with my laptop and prop my feet on the coffee table (I know, I know, not lady like at all).  This position sinks me into the sofa with no lower back support and I find myself moaning and groaning to get out of that position.  Not so with the Back Sac for support.  The same thing happens with my laptop in bed.  When I place the Back Sac at my spinal curve, it gives me the much needed support that a pillow cannot and I don’t become as stiff.   It also makes a great neck cushion for travel and although I haven’t tried it yet, it would probably make my neck much more comfortable if I were driving a long distance.   Hum, must test that soon!  And oh, how I wish that I had had one while pregnant with both my sons, especially during those last few weeks.

Now I have a problem.  I don’t want to give my Back Sac away.  I want to keep my Back Sac.  I cannot live without my Back Sac!  What’s this blogger to do?  I think I’m going to buy a few and give them as (it pains me to say this)…Christmas gifts.  I encourage you to do the same.  You’ll love it!

Thanks for reading, Rosie.