Common sense tells us that it’s best to take care of health problems before they get severe. Like brushing your teeth to prevent tooth decay, or watching your diet to reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease, when it comes to our spines similar factors are at play. Ideally it would be best to practice good back hygiene before a problem develops; unfortunately, people often don’t seek solutions until their back is really out of whack.

It may be difficult to appreciate the benefits of therapy, or any back care product when back pain is at its worst. At times like this the area may be so sensitive and tender that nothing seems to help.

However, the good news is that taking care of your back, and using a correctly fitting backrest once your back has settled down can help prevent future re-occurrences of pain. This is the time to take care of your back. Like brushing and flossing to prevent tooth decay. Like watching your cholesterol to help prevent a heart attack. When your back pain is not too acute, or severe, this is the best time to start using a backrest. This is when you’ll tolerate a backrest better, and in the long run, appreciate it the most.