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Jewelery makers and back pain and stiffness


#1

Don’t you hate it when you spend time at the bench and you have that
stiffness & pain in the lower back and sometimes shoulders.

Over the years I have tried different products to help eleviate this
situation & my doctor has not been able to help.

I mentioned this issue the other day to a good friend who sells
magnetic products. She recommended several different products to see
what might help me.

The company has insoles for your shoes that have 100% magnetic
coverage which I have already purchased - no more sore feet after a
long day standing at shows.

They also have a back wrap & a thingy they call a magflex that slips
inside the back wrap. It is covered with magnets. I am currently
using the back wrap and magflex & am seeing results. The results
didn’t happen right away, but after about 3-4 days it’s getting
better. The back wrap offers support to my back & I am having less
pain & can work at the bench longer.

This company also has a chair pad (both seat & back) that I am going
to try.

You can use it on any chair, in the studio, in your living room, in
your car when you take long trips on the road to do shows. I know I
will definitely be purchasing the backwrap and magflex and will
probably get the chair pad as well.

You never know what will work, but I figured I did not have anything
to loose by getting these products, since standard methods & medicine
don’t seem to help. Finding something to help get rid of the pain is
worth a try.

This company has been around since 1975 so they have a long track
record of success.

If you are interested in learning more about these specific
products, contact me via email.

Just another happy customer… with less pain and stiffness.


#2

A dozen years ago, I bought a massage chair. One of the best
purchases I’ve ever made! It’s wonderful to have it available
anytime, I’ve used it thousands of times and it’s certainly paid for
itself long ago

I also find that excercises to stretch + strengthen the back, like
full extension low rowing, pec work and reverse flys, easily
compensate for the body hunched over a bench pin day after day, year
after year.

Never tried the magnet things, but hey, if it works for you it’s
perfect.

Mark


#3
The company has insoles for your shoes that have 100% magnetic... 

quackery

Paf Dvorak


#4

Hi

Humans are not magnetic. There is no peer reviewed scientific
evidence that magnets have any effect on the human body.

Before I get an ear bashing from tree huggers let me remind you that
disinfectant, antibiotics and vaccinations have cut human death
rates more than anything before modern medicine.

Magnetic products however do lighten the wallet, LOL.

Humans however react very well to the placebo effect, even when they
know it is a placebo.

Some basic work health and safety knowledge would do more good.

Do not sit doing repetitious work for more than half an hour without
a 5 minute break away from the bench.

Stand up and walk around.

Exercise is also good, Taichichuan/Taijiquan is simple and gentle. It
needs no expensive equipment and takes 30 hours to learn and then a
life time of self application for free.

Richard


#5

Stretching. Yoga. Good nutrition. Massage.

Those are the ones that work for my well-being.

Anyone who has chronic pain or other physical limitations should try
swimming to stay limber.

Have fun and keep breathing deeply.
Margie Mersky


#6
Humans are not magnetic. There is no peer reviewed scientific
evidence that magnets have any effect on the human body. 
Before I get an ear bashing from tree huggers let me remind you
that disinfectant, antibiotics and vaccinations have cut human
death rates more than anything before modern medicine. 

Magnetic bracelets, magnetic pillows etc, there’s no conclusive
proof that these work more than the placebo effect.

However very strong magnetic fields can effect organic matter, and
we’re talking really strong.

You can suspend the effects of gravity with an extremely strong
magnetic field.

There’s a serious amount of equipment and energy going into floating
that strawberry. They also levitate grasshoppers. The amount of
equipment needed to levitate a person would be astronomical.

There is no way, with current technology, to create a wearable
device to create that much magnetic force.

Regards Charles A.


#7

I’ve over the last year been trying to solve ever worsening lower
back problems from years and years and years at computer and
workbench.

Chiropractor helped a little but, then went to sports medicine
specialist.

He showed me where I had several badly worn vertebra and some
distressed.

And showed how they pinch the nerves coming out between them. My
pain were from center of back spreading toward the sides. Well,
bottom line was physical therapy and learning how to keep my back
straight. In other words, good posture. It has done magic and
virtually 100% solved my back problems.

I can still bend forward when necessary BUT, otherwise have learned
to sit and stand with slight arch in lower back. The stretching
exercises were important and I continue but, not as often. I’ve put
those little round pillows everywhere I sit, car, recliner, workbench
chair, desk chair. I simply could not believe that those simple
stretches and exercises would do anything but, I have NO MORE lower
back pain. Took a bit to get in habit of good posture and a little “I
told you so” from my wife. Lol

Regis


#8

I also instruct Pilates and Yoga. I prefer Pilates as it
concentrates on core strengthening with almost the same poses as
Yoga. Anyway, I have found it wonderful for relieving back tension,
especially if you have a good instructor. Vital is squeezing you
shoulder blades together and down to your hips without distorting
your spine or chest or crunching your shoulders up to your ears.
Rolling Like A Ball is always a reliever as are Triceps pushups…
elbows glued to your ribs up and down.

Also, using machines is easy to isolate muscles. Using the lat pull-
down, freeze your arms at elbows out at shoulder hight and just
squeeze shoulder blades down to hips; and on rowing machine do the
same except squeeze shoulder blades together.

Jo

Esta Jo Schifter
shiftingmetal.com


#9

Humans are not magnetic. There is no peer reviewed scientific
evidence that magnets have any effect on the human body…
Magnetic products however do lighten the wallet, LOL. Humans however
react very Richard

You’re absolutely right Richard. And if you think people spend a lot
of money on magnetic products for themselves, you should see all the
money they spend on the stuff for their horses! I’m a very athletic
person. I’ve ridden horses all my life, and pretty seriously and
competitively for a good portion of it. I’ve also run for more than
25 years (I’m starting to feel old as I count all these years). And
I’ll tell you, one of the hardest things on my back (other than
being thrown off a horse) is sitting hunched over a jewelry bench
for hours on end. It really gets my back cramping. The best thing
for it is to get up, move around, and stretch. I luckily learned
stretching because or running, and it not only helps before running,
but it really helps the back after working at the bench. Leave the
magnets alone, just move around and stretch!