I’m a little over 7 months pregnant which with Jace, our 2nd child, and my back is always hurting. Soaking in the tub doesn’t always work anymore and neither does the heating pad. I mean most of the time it gives some relief, but of course it’s just temporary unfortunately. Basically, it’s something I need to learn how to deal with until Jace arrives and hopefully these pains go away. Of course as you all know, being a blogger I’m online and at the computer a lot as well. I know I don’t sit properly all the time. I try to, but I get uncomfortable and slowly slouch and we all know that’s not good for you and with the extra baby weight it’s adding even more stress to my back. There’s now a product called the Qi Orthopedic Pillow that I was sent to check out, which is so basic, but makes a major difference for me!
About the Qi Orthopedic Pillow
How does QiPillow differ from ordinary pillows?
In a word: support. QiPillow is far more than an ordinary pillow. It provides scientifically tested orthopedic back support for people of all shapes and sizes. The QiPillow has been proven in a third party clinical study to help 91% of back pain sufferers relieve their back stiffness, pain and fatigue, and improve their sitting posture and comfort. Like a Sleep Number bed, it uses an air controlled orthopedic core to provide the much needed dynamic and individualized support to your back. Unlike ordinary pillows, QiPillow does not collapse under bodyweight and will help you to maintain the correct posture. With QiPillow, your back support will always adjust to your body, seat and comfort, instead of the other way round. There is nothing quite like it in the world.
Why do you need to pay attention to your back health?
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 30% of American adults are afflicted by low back pain. That means if you know three people, one of them is probably in pain. Americans spend $200 billion a year treating back pain. According to the Workers Safety and Insurance Board, simply sitting – without proper support — is the leading cause for back pain, second only to heavy weight lifting. Unsupported sitting is damaging your back each time you sit, at work, at home, in cars. QiPillow corrects that by providing dynamic support to your back.
Why is dynamic support important to you?
Because it responds to what our body does naturally. As soon as we sit still for twenty minutes, the deep stabilizing muscles in our back will begin to tense up, which can often lead to stiffness, pain and fatigue in the back. To prevent these issues, you must keep you back in motion even though you are sitting
Why is it important for your pillow not to collapse under your bodyweight?
Even though you are unaware of it, your lower back will start to slouch, as soon as a pillow collapses. That leads to extra pressure on the lumbar spine, which then ultimately, leads to back pain. The QiPillow does not allow that to happen because it supports your body weight the entire time.
About QiPillow’s inventor
Patrick Lee, a Human Spinal Biomechanics Researcher, and founder of an international company that manufactures medical devices. Trained in Switzerland and Germany. Lived and worked in 6 countries on 3 continents. Patrick and his team have helped hundreds of thousands of back pain sufferers find relief. QiPillow is the result of 3 years of hard work by Patrick Lee and his teamwith Rave reviews by users who notice a difference immediately.
Size: 18″ x 18″
Colour: camel or sage
Cover materials: Mirco-Suede
Engineered in Canada
Initially when I saw this pillow I didn’t realize it would arrive like a flat pancake so I was in one of those “ummm okay” states when I started checking it out. After all, how supportive can a flat pillow be? Well I took a look at the instruction pillow and it turns out that the pillow has a zippered pouch which contains and air pocket that you blow up – which only takes a second to fill, and you fill it to how much air you want in your pillow for support. I put just a bit so I could use it in my chair and still lean back and relax. I am now in love! While I do have a back support style chair – it doesn’t actually work for me because well it’s not comfortable for me to actually lean back and sit back like that. I’ve been using the pillow since it arrived and I can feel a difference. I’m able to sit up properly and get back support that I need and to my own comfort level. I definitely was not expecting that out of this product at all. This is coming from the person who will sit with a heating pad on the back on the chair to help reduce the pain!
Not only does this pillow reduce my back pain when I’m sitting and gives me support, the pillow is soft because of the micro-suede materials, which I absolutely love! No, this product can’t make me sit right, but it definitely encourages it on MY terms and with comfort. I still get to the point of leaning forward and slouching, but not as often. Of course I blame the pregnancy since I’m easily uncomfortable after short periods of time and have to get up and move frequently. Needless to say, I HIGHLY recommend the Qui Orthopedic Pillow. You won’t be disappointed, especially if you already have back problems I think you’ll notice the difference right away!
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