FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Answers to the most frequently asked questions will be provided.


How does Salvaschiena RUBY work when we are seated in the car and in the office?

Load difference through the use of Salvaschiena RUBY

The NIOSH (National Institute For Occupational Safety and Health) method and the RULA (Rapid Upper Limb Assessment) method indicate the data of overloading on the lumbo-sacral part that we have pointed out as more than 180 Kg in the posture when seated on a office chair and more than 150 Kg in the posture on the car seat.

This significant overload of Kilograms and forces occurs because when we seat down our pelvis tends to go from a position of anteversion (physiological) to a position of retroversion (non-functional) and so lumbo-sacral part behaves as a disadvantageous lever accumulating weights, tensions and biomechanics forces in the vertebrae and in the intervertebral discs. Using salvaschiena Ruby with the combined action of the horizontal section with the vertical one and vice versa, enables: The restoration of the anteversion (physiological) of the pelvis, The restoration of the dorsal hyper kyphosis, The retroversion of shoulders and shoulder blades

These three macro-corrections bring the spine in a posture very close to the one when we are standing (orthostatic) in which the load values on the lumbo-sacral part ( reported by the method NIOSH and RULA ) is of 100 kg, that is why Salvaschiena RUBY brings relief both when we seat on an office chair and on a car seat.


How is our back made? what is it for and how does it work?

Our spine performs 3 primary functions

Movement, it can flex many degrees while providing a lasting support and balance. Protection, of the spinal cord and nerves. Support, just like a real pillar, it supports the entire body.

The spinal column is a natural and powerful shock absorber.

Thanks to its 4 curves (cervical, dorsal, lumbar and sacral) can withstand huge loads and unlessl these 4 physiological curves are altered our back is strong and healthy.


WHAT ARE THE MAIN CAUSES, NOT PATHOLOGICAL OR STRUCTURAL, FOR WHICH THERE IS A BACKACHE?

Excluding pathologies and, of course, traumatic events (accidents, falls etc.) our daily incorrect postural attitudes repeated over time are the principal causes.

Let us make an example:

To how many have happened bending to pick up a light object from the ground, may be a pen or a ball, and be “stuck” with our back blocked? I am sure to many of us! Has the cause to be sought in the effort made or in the weight lifted? Not at all! What happened then? The joints, when subjected to aphysiological postures (non-natural) and/or incorrect movements repeated over time, are subjected to a cumulative stress; it is as if they reach a saturation limit, that is the reason why a minimum effort or a slight movement can cause pain and create a debilitating inflammation.


ARE PAINKILLERS ALWAYS NEEDED OR WE CAN AVOID ITS OFTEN-UNCONTROLLED USE?

At times they are absolutely necessary.

But the important message is that they are painkillers, able to act effectively on the pain but not on the causes and they do not shelter us from recurrences, since they work on the symptoms and not on the root of the problem.

Each one of us has got the responsibility, assisted by your own family doctor, to evaluate and choose the therapeutic and pharmacological procedure appropriate for your health.

In Europe the abuse of prescription drugs has numerically overcome the problem of drug addiction. This often happens because we do not take consciousness and knowledge; we do not realize were the problem is and we do not take the responsibility for our health, by delegating it unconditionally to medicines.


HOW CAN WE PREVENT BACK PAIN IN EVERYDAY ACTIONS?

Europe is a sedentary civilization.

Many will be surprised knowing that our back suffers much more when we are seated then when we are standing. When we sit comfortably, which corresponds on average to one-third of our lives, our back is not resting with us. Low back pain affects 80% of people who work in a sitting position. The explanation of this phenomenon can be found in the answers to question 6 and 7. For the time being we limit ourselves to reporting that incorrect postures while sitting, a part of generating mechanical stress on the vertebral disks, can cause compression on soft parts such us: lungs, heart, stomach, intestine, kidneys and genital organs.


BACK PAIN IN CHILDREN, WHAT ARE THE CAUSES AND REMEDIES?

As already mentioned in answer 2, that is neglecting pathological and traumatic aetiologies, we cannot speak about children without speaking of their parents, of prophylaxis and prevention. The most common things against which we need to fight are very well known: inadequate physical activity, food disorders, obesity, prolonged and continued use of tablet, smartphone etc ; being children we cannot neglect the social contexts they are confronted with, their character and their personality. These three factors are predominant in determining a child posture throughout development and adulthood.

These 3 reasonings, due to their relevance and importance, will be considered in the next questions with accuracy and specificity, but we must keep in mind that children copy, or better take note, and faithfully reproduce with extreme naturalness the postural attitudes of parents.

Let us make an example:

Our children can inherit from us the colour of the eyes, the shape of our teeth etc. but they do not inherit backache (there is not back pain gene); instead they can inherit our way of walking, and if our way of walking over the years has brought us back pain the same can happen to our child. Then more than predisposition (handed down from parent to child) it is correct to talk about postural education; the role of parents is to transmit the right postural imprinting. In other words to give the good example so that both we and our children will benefit.