If you have been reading my blog then you know that I have some pretty severe back problems. I have severe scoliosis with a curvature of 49 degrees. The curve has caused arthritis in my back as well as degenerating disc disease and central stenosis. I also have sciatica that goes down my left leg. I have been seeing a pain specialist for years now as well as home management with a tens unit and heating pad. I recently started seeing a chiropractor. When researching products out there for relieving back pain when sitting I came across the Backspace. I contacted them and they were happy to send a product for me to review and one to give away.
Leigh Anne Nash has been a Physical Therapist for for Twelve years in the Atlanta, GA area. In, she received Clinical Specialization as a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. In 2010, Leigh Anne became certified as a Pilates rehab instructor. Currently, she works for Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers in Suwanee, GA. After working with hundreds of patients with both long term and recent onset of back pain, Leigh Anne developed the inspiration that led to the creation of the Back Sac. I know for me sitting, standing, walking for any length of time is really hard. For most people with back issues sitting tends to be the biggest issue. The Backspace supports your spine in the resting position and because of the design you can adjust it to fit your comfort. It also works great when you are sleeping at night as a knee support so your spine is straight. Replaces those big bluky pillows with this small inflatable to your comfort level Backspace
I love that I can easily take this with me anywhere. This is a plus with four kids already to tote around. I have tried it out in the car, at the park, school functions with my kids. It easily folds up and fits in my diaper bag and goes right with me. In a minute I have it inflated and in place ready to go. I have noticed a huge difference when sitting. I can sit for longer times without having pain immediately. It allows me to pay attention to what is going on longer without having to worry about shifting my body around to get comfortable. It does not make my pain go away and I am realistic and know that my pain will never go away completely. It does make it manageable to sit and focus for short periods of time now. Without it I sit for a minute or two and the shifting and stretching begins. I will say my kids and husband love it too! My little girl uses it as a pillow when she is reading. So it is in my opinion worth buying. Whether you want it for yourself or for another friend or family member that has back pain. This is something they will use and appreciate.