Elevating Legs Reduces Lower Back Pain
Sleeping on your back with the Legs and Knees raised takes the pressure off the lower spine by counter rotating the pelvis. As the Pelvis rotates, in a higher position, pressure is taken off the lower back, reducing pain and discomfort.
Elevating the Legs Relieves tension in the Legs, Feet, and Hips Resulting in Decreased Back Pain
4 out of 5 people will experience back pain at some point in their life time. Not only is it distracting and uncomfortable, but can cause life style changes, affecting everyday daily tasks. There are many different causes of back pain. The most common causes of back pain are a result from sciatica, arthritis, sprains & strains, skeletal abnormalities, and ruptured discs. However, most of the back pain reported is nonspecific where there is no one identifiable cause of the pain. Changing Sleep position has been found to affect back pain. Lying flat on the Back can cause unnecessary pressure on the spine. The spine is not naturally straight, but is curved in multiple areas. When you sleep and rest with the legs elevated, it enables the spine to be aligned in a more natural position. Thus, reducing pressure on the spine, and decreasing pack pain and discomfort.
What are the Disadvantages of using Pillows to elevate Legs
Certain pillows may not offer the support needed to keep the legs elevated without bottoming out. The Foot & Leg Elevator is made of medical grade Polyurethane Foam, which will not bottom out under pressure, and is far superior to using pillows. When you sleep with pillows, they may slip out of place, or the leg may roll off while changing sleeping positions. Because the Foot & Leg Elevator has a sculptured channel area for the legs, the legs are prevented from hitting one another, keeping them elevated and in proper alignment.