As mentioned in our first blog on the use of the Spinal Back Block, with too much compression the discs in the spine lose fluid and become thinner. This makes them less able to absorb shock, which may cause pain.
Lying over the Spinal Back Block (placing it vertically along the centre of the upper back) allows pressure changes for reabsorption of fluid into the spinal discs, encouraging better shock absorption. Using the Spinal Back Block also stretches tight muscles and ligaments. This is a particularly good exercise for people who spend long periods of time in front of the computer.
How to use the Spinal Back Block
Place the spinal back block in position (as above) and lie there completely relaxed for 1 min. You can also place your arms out to the side to stretch the front of your chest, or slide your arms up and down, in an ‘angle wing’ motion.
For best results you should perform this exercise at least 3 times throughout the day.
Click here to view our video on How to use the Spinal Back Block for Mid to Upper Back.