The following is a true story about one of our customers – who treat lower back pain (lumbago) very effectively with KT pull up bar. Currently he does pull up bar exercise daily to prevent recurrence of lumbago.
Mr. Quoc Trung (Truong Dinh, Hanoi, VietNam) is an information technology staff so he must sit very much. He sits to work at the company over 10 hours per day, even after eating dinner, he continues to sit in front of computer to programming until 1 – 2 A.M at night. At the company, he and his colleagues always sit in front of computers, even in the free time, they also sit to play computer games, watch films, listen to music… hardly stand up and move.
1 – 2 years ago, he sometimes felt lower back pain (lumbago) but he was subjective and didn’t care about it. Recently, Mr. Trung felt the lumbar pain terribly. Sitting only in 30 minutes caused back pain, standing up made the pain more serious, even only carrying paper files to put into the printer also made him sore numbly. Going to doctor, the doctor x-rayed and diagnosed that he suffered from herniated disc. He used occidental medicine but it didn’t effect, then he went to VietNam Traditional Medicine Hospital to treat.
In there, doctors treated him by acupuncture and prescribed drug, did back stretches, advised him to do exercises with Chin up bar or swim daily to support lower back pain treatment.
(Office worker suffer from lower back pain due to lumbar spine degeneration)
During back pain treatment, he contacted us to buy 2 sets of one tiered folding pull up bar Model KT1.1518. One set is placed at his house to exercise regularly. One set is contributed money by himself and his colleagues and placed at his company. Every two hours, they stand up to swing on the bar. Gradually, his back becomes better visibly. He can sit many hours and doesn’t feel pain as before. He can carry heavy things, stand, sit, bend a lot more flexible – and now – he is very trusted in our pull up bar. He said, through exercising pull up bar daily, lower back pain relief. “When I feel back strain, I do back exercises with pull up bar. When the back strain is gone, I get back to work. After one time suffering from lower back pain, I am scared a lot. Now, I do not dare to disregard my health again.”
According to the statistics, there are 80.9% office workers suffering from back pain. Back pain can be called “the disease of modern times”.
Most of office workers have to work with computers or sit to discuss about jobs many hours and forget that the spine from the neck to the lower back are under a great pressure of body weight. On the other hand, wrong sitting posture causes the muscles twisting and the parts of spine such as vertebrae, disc, joint….load uneven pressure. Humpback sitting posture, twisting, leaning to one side, sitting on chairs without backrest or sitting a lot on disqualification chairs… in long term also lead to chronic pain, sciatica, degenerative disc, herniated disc, spondylosis disease…
What’s common lower back pain causes (lumbago causes)? Why suffering from back pain?
Common causes of lower back pain (lumbar backache) include lumbar strain, lumbar radiculopathy, nerve irritation, bony encroachment, and bone and joints conditions. Now let’s review:
1. Lumbar strain (acute, chronic): A lumbar strain is a stretch injury to the muscles, ligaments, tendons of the lower back – because of overuse, improper use, or trauma of above mentioned parts. The long-term incident results in microscopic tears of varying degrees in these tissues. It is one of the most common causes of lower back pain. If injury of soft-tissue exists in some days to weeks, it is commonly classified as “acute”. If the strain lasts longer than 3 months, it is referred to as “chronic”. Lumbar strain most often occurs in people in their 40s, but it can happen at any age. The basic feature of lumbar strain is discomfort in the lower back area with onset after an event that mechanically stressed the lumbar tissues. The injury severity ranges from mild to severe, depending on the level of strain and causing spasm of the lower back muscles
2. Nerve irritation: The nerves of the lumbar spine can be irritated by mechanical pressure (impingement) by bone or other tissues, anywhere along their paths – from their roots at the spinal cord to the skin surface. These conditions include herniated disc, bony encroachment, and inflammation of the nerves caused by a viral infection (shingles). See descriptions of these conditions below.
a) Herniated disc: Spine is composed of many vertebrae stacked. Between the vertebrae are discs – round shape and flat as a plate – which functions as a shock absorber for the spine and helps the spine become more flexible, enables easy bending. The disc is made up of a thick and solid outer fibre shell (outer ring of the disc), and a gel inside (almost like egg whites) called mucus (the central softer portion). When the disc is injured (usually by the excessive pressure from the two vertebrae), the outer layers of fibre shell break or tear, allowing some of the gel to leak out, forming a mass called a herniated mass. The herniated mass will press to the nerve roots causing extreme back pain for patients. This is the main cause of “sciatica” – the pain from the low back and buttock down the leg
b) Bony encroachment: It means the state when movement or growth of the vertebrae of the lumbar spine can limit the space (encroachment) for the adjacent nerves and spinal cord. Causes of bony encroachment include foraminal narrowing (narrowing of the portal through which the spinal nerve passes from the spinal column to the body, commonly caused by arthritis), spondylolisthesis (slippage of one vertebra relative to another), and spinal stenosis (bony spurs or other soft tissues in the spinal canal will compress the nerve roots or spinal cord ). Pinched nerve in these conditions can lead to sciatica pain that radiates down the lower extremities.
3. Bone and joint conditions: The conditions of bone and joint lead to lower back pain (lumbago) include those existing from birth (congenital), those that result from wear and tear (degeneration) or injury, and those that are due to arthritis.
4. What are other causes of lower back pain (lumbago)?
Other causes include problems of kidney, pregnancy, ovary problems, and tumors.
Thus, besides the causes of pathology (less common), the most common causes of back pain is derived from spinal degeneration, nutrition and movement in daily life and daily work
Lower back pain (lumbago) is common among office workers, divers who sit a lot and sit with wrong posture (the spine and the lower back muscles, tendons, ligaments often must bear the weight of the body in long term), and obese people, sedentary men (Muscles are pasty so weight compresses onto spine).
There are people who suffer from back pain due to practicing sports with wrong posture (bent abruptly, twist suddenly, lean…) or always work in a posture and rarely change.
In addition, back pain due to degenerative spine often occurs in people who have poor living conditions, inadequate diet. Women usually suffer from this disease due to calcium deficiency, a result of pregnancy and childbirth without fully and timely compensating.
Degeneration also occurs due to hard work, heavy labor too soon and too much. For example, heavy carrying and shouldering from 12 – 13 years old, when the bones are still in the development stage, isn’t shaped and perfected.
To avoid spinal degeneration, doctors of specialization often advise that: If you have to sit a lot, every 2 hours you should stand up to walk or exercise. If you want to increase exercising, swimming and playing pull up bar are 2 very good sports for healthy back muscle which will load your body weight for spine.
Why our products – KT Folding pull up Bar – is the efficient prevention and treatment of lower back pain (lumbago)?
Doing pull up bar exercises daily is one of the most effective ways to stretch your spine and prevent spinal degeneration. With a few minutes swinging slightly on the bar each day, you will never see a day when you are suffering from back problems.
Please observe the following movement. Although it is very simple, it brings huge effects: the entire spine, from the neck and shoulder down to the lumbar are properly exercised and will gradually become strong and flexible. The vertebrae are stretched and the body weight no longer puts excessive pressure on the spinal disc, blood circulation is also fully circulated – these will help you prevent spinal degeneration and herniated disk. The trained back muscles will become firmer, which greatly assist for the spine in supporting the whole weight of the body.
Another movement is to prevent lower back pain and fatigue. You will hear the cracking sound of your lumbar vertebrae, which is refreshing. (Note: These are 2 movements suitable for normal people to fight lower back pain (lumbago) and prevent spinal diseases. People who are suffering from spine problems can’t exercise these movements.)
Doing back exercises with pull up bar can save a lot of time for office workers. Because when exercising, no one can hang on the bar for more than 5 minutes long. After hanging for a while, your hands will be fatigued to the fingers that you have to let go. However, all beneficial effects of this exercise is still fully brought while playing in just a few brief minutes. Therefore, pull up bar bar exercises help you save time and you can practice anytime. If you place the pull up bar at home, it only takes a few minutes in the morning after waking up or before going to work. After getting back home from work, you can also swing for a few minutes before dinner to train the spine and enhance physical activity. If you place the pull up bar at the office, a few minutes break is more than enough for you to exercise. So, if you are aware of the importance of back exercises but too busy to do so, then you should choose the sport which is “swift” as pull up bar.
You can place the KT pull up bar near your desk (at home or at the office) or in your bedroom. When you’re done working, or take a break, or wake up in the morning, you can exercise right away to stretch the vertebrae and prevent lower back pain and fatigue without having to go far. After exercising, it only takes you 8 seconds to fold the bar up and place it against the wall.
Every day you just need to spend a few minutes on pull up bar exercise to have a lifelong spine health. It’s definitely better than not exercising and one day you suffer from spinal diseases which are both painful and expensive and can cause you to lost working capacity. A few minutes on the pull up bar also helps you burn some of the energy and reduce the risk of diseases caused by physical inactivity.
For those who suffer from lower back pain (lumbago) due to spinal degeneration, disc herniation, sciatica, spine of vertebra… Doing exercise with pull up bar daily is one of the effective ways to treat spinal diseases, showing in the following effects:
– Reduce back pain: by stretching the muscles, reducing the internal pressures on the discs and enhancing nutrition for the disc, freeing nerve roots from compression, increasing local nurturing.
– Increase the movement range of the limited spinal segments, restore the normal anatomical shape of the spine.
– Create favorable conditions for newly herniated discs at mild and medium levels to come back to their original positions.
– Doctors usually require patients to exercise with pull up bar as a combination therapy with surgery or medication to minimize negative impacts of the vertebrae on the discs which are under treatment.
– Prevent diseases (degeneration, disc herniation, sciatica ..) recurring after drug therapy, acupuncture, surgery … which had the sign of recovery. If the diseases are recurred, it will become more serious.
In lower pack pain (lumbago) treatment, KT folding pull up bar has great effects due to the following advantages:
+ Easy to adjust to a suitable height for each exerciser, so you can choose the most comfortable and safest height for yourself (you can stretch your whole body without bending your legs, without jumping up too high or climbing up a chair to reach the bar dangerously)
+ We have many types of free standing pull up bar, the highest type is 2m55, suitable for people 2m00 height. Our products’s height are not limited by the height of the door frame
+ Stable, solid. Never collapse.
+ Can be placed in any convenient place to practice. Can be folded very fast after practicing to save the space. After practicing, lower back pain patient can lie down and relax immediately in order to maintain the status of spine stretching to increase treatment effectiveness.
+ Economically feasible. In the long run, this method is much cheaper than swimming or spine-stretching by other methods. For example: An One-tiered pull up bar KT1.1520 currently costs about USD560.00. If it is well preserved (mainly use indoor, avoid being affected directly from the weather), it is estimated to last up to 100 years. Therefore, each day, you only have to spend: USD560.00/ (100years x 365days) = USD0.015/day. It’s even cheaper than making a phone call in a few seconds.
+ Active in exercise time: No matter it is winter, summer or late night …Not afraid of the scorching sun, heavy rain, cold snow…
+ There are no side effects as drugs
Note: Not doing exercise with pull up bar in case of lower back pain (lumbago) due to lumbar ligaments stretching.