Disclosure: Backjoy provided me with product for my review and the giveaway, all opinions are my own.
September is National Pain Awareness Month and as a nurse I am all too familiar with the effects of pain and poor pain management. Chronic pain an affect us all and accounts for the primary cause of missed workdays in America. I am personally familiar with back pain as I have suffered from chronic lower back pain on and off since I was 19 years old. I can tell that my chiropractor is amazing and so is pain medication, when necessary. I can also tell you that having strong abdominal muscles have helped too!
My lower back pain has affected my quality of life and I have missed school, work and social events as a result of it and I am not alone, eight out of ten people will suffer from back pain at some point in their life. My back pain is a result of scoliosis and alignment issues in my hips, but there are many reasons why someone can be affected by back pain including poor posture and injuries. The Mayo Clinic cites poor posture, which I also suffer from, as the top contributor leading to back pain and this is where BackJoy can help.
BackJoy’s SitSmartPosture Plus automatically tilts, cups and floats the pelvis upright to engage core muscles and help you find your most balanced and comfortable posture. I have one these and I can say with a complete certainty it has made a difference in both my posture and back pain!
Throughout the entire month of September, BackJoy is asking people to join their #PainFreePledge by choosing one of ten simple actions that will positively impact their overall health and well-being. As company whose mission is to fix the way the world sits, stands, moves, and sleeps, they are trying to help raise public awareness surrounding pain and pain management today, in the month of September, and every day afterwards.
- Choose one of the ten simple pain awareness/relief actions listed on BackJoy’s #PainFreePledge Facebook page. From keeping a pain journal to avoiding skinny jeans, little tweaks in everyday life can have a surprisingly big impact on how you feel.
- Anyone who takes the #PainFreePledge will automatically be entered to win BackJoy’s Grand Prize bundle full of products that will help provide a pain-free life. In addition, BackJoy will be giving out daily giveaway prizes to a few lucky people who post/tweet about their #PainFreePledge on social media in that given day!
I plan on taking the pledge and I hope that you will too! Backjoy is also sponsoring a giveaway for a SitSmartPosture Plus (retail $40). All you have to do is enter via the form below: