How to Manage Back Pain without Your Regular Chiro Visits
By Savanna Stone //
Some states are allowed to go back to their chiropractors already, but if you live in a state that is still under strict quarantine, you might have to live without your chiropractor a little bit longer. So what can you do until then to help relieve your back pain?
The main purpose of a chiropractor is to make spinal adjustments, and adjustments to other bones in the body, to help your spine stay in its proper alignment and keep back pain away. Doing so helps your flexibility, balance, range of motion, and coordination. Thankfully, the Chirp Wheel+ can help with all of those things, and you can use it while you’re stuck at home! Click here to see how customers have loved the Chirp Wheel+ just as much or more than their chiropractors.
Here’s how the Chirp Wheel+ helps like your chiropractor would:
The Chirp Wheel+ works to decompress your spine. As you go about your day, whether that is manual labor, a desk job, or chasing after kids, you put pressure on your spinal discs, aggravating your nerve roots. The Chirp Wheel+ tractions your spine, releasing pinched nerves. The ergonomic shape of the wheel also restores your spine to its natural curve.
The wheel relieves your pain through reducing muscle tension. One of the most tense places on your body is your shoulders and in between your shoulder blades. The Chirp Wheel+ is five inches wide so that it fits between your shoulder blades, massaging out your sore muscles and helping your spine stay in the right position longer. As you roll out on the wheel, the EVA compression sensitive padding breaks down scar tissue, mobilizes your joints, and massages out tension with a 4-way stretch.
Certain exercises and stretches with the wheel can challenge your balance, flexibility, coordination, and range of motion. Once you’ve mastered rolling out on the wheel for relief, try more challenging exercises to improve your balance and flexibility. Check out some of our other blog posts to see what other exercises and stretches you can do with the Chirp Wheel+.
How to use the Chirp Wheel+:
Sit and lean back.
- Sit on the ground with knees bent and feet firmly planted.
- Place the Chirp Wheel+ against your back in alignment with your spine. Take some time to center yourself and find balance.
- Lean back gently to transfer your weight to the wheel. Relax and find balance in this position before lifting your hips.
- Rest your hands on the ground, the wheel, or your chest for balance. Do whichever feels the most comfortable for you.
- Lift your hips upward while relaxing your back. Find balance with your hips lifted before rolling on the wheel.
- Don’t tense up! The more you relax your back, the better it will feel.
Roll back and forth.
- Begin to roll back and forth on the wheel by bending and straightening your legs. Use your hands for balance. If one spot on your back needs an extra massage, stop rolling to put pressure on that spot. Or switch to a smaller wheel.
- Roll out for 3 to 5 minutes. Length of preferred use will vary by individual.
- Relax your head back to avoid neck pain.