We study our products in collaboration with Prof. Benedetto Toso, professor of Posturology at the Catholic University of Milan and professor of the posturology master of the Sapienza University of Rome as well as founder of Back School (www.backschool.it), an association that aims to effectively and sustainably prevent and treat back pain and neck pain that is so widespread today.
Ӕo assist correct posture, throughout the day it is a good idea to use only efficient ergonomic supports such as a seat suitable for whoever works or studies sitting down, a lumbar support for whoever travels long journeys by car, an anatomical armchair for relaxation that supports the curves of your spine and a comfortable, anatomical bed for night rest. Numerous daily activities repeatedly force us to bend forward for extended periods. Incorrect posture and movements that change the physiological lumbar lordosis with the consequent onset of backache should be avoided. Pain is nothing else but the spinal columnҳ alarm signal.
If incorrect positions are held for long periods this can trigger pain in the lumbar (lower back pain) or cervical region (neck pain) but also disc injuries (slipped disc) and wear and tear (degenerative disc disease and arthrosis). The secret so as not to suffer back ache therefore, is to use the spinal column correctly, maintaining the natural curves of the spine. It is advisable to carry out normal daily physical, recreational and sport activities also in the presence of acute lower back and neck pain. These are, therefore, the rules for the well-being of the spinal column: maintain natural body curves in posture, movements and especially during exertion; avoid keeping a passive static posture for too long and change position frequently; carry out regular physical activity. For correct use of the spinal column during the night, it is important when sleeping to maintain the bodyҳ natural curves. Knowing how to choose the right bed, the right mattress and pillow is very important seeing that we spend about a third of our day and of our life in bed. To obtain the best results, the mattress must fit perfectly to the supporting frame so that it adapts to the bodyҳ natural curves and offers the correct counterthrust to any protrusions of the body. The thickness of the intervertebral disc reduces during the night, due to the constant load. Sleeping a sufficient number of hours on a valid bed allows our discs to regain their original thickness and maintain their elasticity and efficiencyԮ (Professor Benedetto Toso).
The AIMS (Italian Sleep Medicine Association) is a multidisciplinary professional scientific society dedicated to promoting scientific research and clinical training aimed at knowledge of sleep and the diagnosis and treatment of its disorders. He is a member of the Federation of Italian Medical Scientific Societies (FISM).