Frequently Asked Questions

General Use

Q: Why is my neck or upper back sore anyway?

A: Human spines are great at walking around upright. But most of us spend many hours a day bent forward doing something. The upper back hunches and the head and neck start to jut forward. This puts huge extra load on the muscles and joints of the neck, because the head is no longer easily balanced above the shoulders. So the muscles fatigue and strain, and the neck joints can lock, causing headache, neck and upper back pain, and even pain spreading down the shoulders and arms. A whiplash accident or other impact can also jolt the joints so they jam up.

Q: How will the Backpod™ help me?

Q: Can I use the Backpod™ if I'm already receiving treatment?

Q: I've already had neck treatment - how come I'm not fixed?

Q: How can I tell if I'm too stooped? 

Q: Do I need a Backpod™?   Why can't I just use a sock with two tennis balls? 

Q: Do I have to start with three pillows?

Q: What if lying on the Backpod™ is a bit sore?

Q: Will the Backpod™ help my particular back or neck problem?

Q: Can I use the Backpod™ in sitting or driving?

Q: Can I use the Backpod™ for my children?

Q: Are there any risks in using the Backpod™?

Q: Should I use the Backpod™ behind my neck?

Q: Should I use the Backpod™ on my low back?

Q: How can I get down onto the floor and back up again if I'm infirm or disabled?

Q: Will the Backpod™ break?

Q: Can I put the Backpod™ into the microwave to warm it up like a wheatbag?  

Q: How do I keep the Backpod™ clean?

Q: Does the Backpod™ have other uses?