Published On: Thu, May 11th, 2017

Reasons Why Recliners and Reclining Seating Positions Are Good For People with Back Pain

Neck and back pain is one of the most common reasons people are irritable or end up having to constantly go to the doctor. There are some people who think that recliners are good for assisting with back and neck pain, however sometimes they can be the cause for your pain and not the relief that you are looking for. In this article we will be giving you information and tips on how the best recliner for back and neck and seating positions can help your back or neck pain.

Recliners are a good form of support for your back in the sense that it takes weight off your back when you lay back or lie down to relax or rest your spine, this has been found to work better than sitting in a chair straight as your muscles are still working in that position instead of relaxing. There are also ergonomic chairs that will sometimes help you if you suffer from lower back pain problems.

This is never a lasting solution and going to see your doctor is always the best option as they would be able to tell you what would help better with your back pain and what you can do to help ease the pain at home. Poor posture can also be a cause for bad back pain, despite what we all heard as children to sit up straight this is actually what adds to your back pain later in life.

In this article we will provide you with some reasons as to how recliners can help with easing back or neck pain.

Here are some reasons why you should use recliners to help ease your back or neck pain:

Supports your lower back or neck

When you sit or lie down to relax in a recliner, it is suggested that you roll up a towel and put it in the gap of the chair where your lower back is to give you some extra support for your back. You can do the same for your neck so that your neck receives some support as well especially when you are lying down.

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Take the weight off your back

By sitting or lying down in a recliner, your back is able to take much less strain from having to work to keep you upright whether you are sitting or standing. This then will help relieve the pressure and tension spots along your back.

Contracting muscles

When you stand, sit or walk around your muscles are constantly working together in order for you to be able to function properly, however if you suffer from back or neck pain, the muscles in those areas will start to contract, if you sit or lie down and relax in a recliner they muscles can rest and relax therefore the pain with lessen and eventually go away.

Helps with varicose veins and also helps to regulate blood flow

These two reasons have been combined as they are similar but also can be referenced together. Regular blood flow is good because it will allow your muscles and body to function properly and also be able to prevent inflammation of any kind. Varicose veins are a very bad and uncomfortable problem to deal with as this is veins that become enlarged and twisted. Being able to relax in a recliner therefore helps your blood to flow as it should and assist with your veins not becoming enlarged from taking too much unnecessary strain.

Good for recovery after surgery

Once you have gone for back or neck surgery, you need to be able to relax on a comfortable yet supporting surface. A recliner is a good piece of furniture to have as it is comfortable and will also support you whilst your body is busy recovering from the surgery.

This doesn’t mean that you should solely rely on using your recliner to help ease your back or neck pain, but in the meantime these are some good reason to get yourself a recliner to help you in the times of pain or discomfort.

In conclusion, using a recliner to help with back or neck pain is not only for one of comfort, but also recommended by most doctors if you are not able to get surgery at that specific time. It is beneficial to get a recliner to help ease or lessen the pain, there are many to choose from on the market, it all depends on your budget and the features you are looking for.

Author: Melissa Smith

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