Auburn, NY -- You are probably sitting right now while reading this information. Technology advancements in computer science, video gaming and internet surfing has led us to a more sedentary lifestyle. Combined with hours sitting behind a desk, driving and watching television makes "sitting" the most predominant position we are in most hours of the day. A University of Minnesota study found that from 1980 to 2000, the percentage of time people spent sitting rose by 8 percent and this was before the advent of some of the newer technologies we enjoy today.
Up to 80 percent of Americans experience some form of back pain at some point in their lives. Each year approximately 15% of all adults are treated for such problems as spinal stenosis, herniated disks and lumbar pain. According to the WWMR Research Group, there will be a projected 100 million individuals suffering from some form of back pain by 2018. They also estimated that in 2008 $17 billion was spent on back pain growing to $23 billion by 2018. This research also notes of a great need to develop novel therapies that are safe and effective with fewer side effects than currently marketed products and drugs.
In a New York Times article published earlier this year entitled Sit Up Straight Your Back Thanks You by Leslie Alderman, Dr. Daniel Mazanec, Associate Director of the Center for Spine Health at the Cleveland Clinic said "The majority of back pain is the result of muscle and ligament strain or weakness, and can often be prevented by developing core strength and proper posture." The article also goes on to say that maintaining good posture not only helps you look better, it improves muscle tone, makes breathing easier and is one of the best ways to stave off back and neck pain, not to mention the dreaded dowager's hump of old age. In that same article, Mary Ann Wilmarth, Chief of Physical Therapy at Harvard University Health Services states "Posture is the key, if your spine is not balanced, you will inevitably have problems in your back, your neck, your shoulders and even your joints."
A new product has been in design & development for several years called The PerfectSit®. The PerfectSit® is a patent pending product that is unique because it is the world's first one piece, custom molded, combination integral lumbar support and coccyx relief system. Liz Roberts from Memphis, Tennessee, who's been using the PerfectSit for 4 months says, "My back pain went away because I found an easy way to improve my posture using the PerfectSit at work for several hours a day during the work week."
The PerfectSit® is a structural orthotic training device meant to put you in an optimal sitting position. Everyday spent using The PerfectSit® helps you train your brain to be conscious of your sitting posture as well as training your body's muscle memory and core structure to maintain excellent sitting alignment. It comes with optional comfort pads that are designed to be adjustable to the individual consumers' physiology when sitting. The unique structural geometry of The PerfectSit® addresses both the s-curve support for the lumbar portion of the spine while sitting, combined with a complete length, imbedded split seat technology feature that promotes less stress & impedance on the coccyx (tailbone).
For additional information please go to www.ThePerfectSit.com – Sit Better...Feel Better, your back will thank you!