The Backpod for upper back and neck pain – premium home treatment for the iHunch and other conditions.

The Backpod was developed in New Zealand as a home package specifically to counter the huge upsurge of pain and headache in people hunching over computers and smartphones.


This makes it ideal for all hunching problems. It is also particularly effective at stretching tight rib cage joints, so it is ideal for several conditions involving these.

See our pages on the iHUNCH, COSTOCHONDRITIS, PERFECT POSTURE and OTHER CONDITIONS for much more detail.

Why the need for the Backpod?

We genuinely don’t think there is anything else that gives such an effective stretch to tightened, hunched spines, or to the tight rib joints which are part of that problem and others.

  1. To free up a tight, hunched spine so that it stays free, you have to stretch the very tough collagen of the ligaments and capsules surrounding the frozen joints. Otherwise any improvements from treatment including manipulation simply don’t last, as collagen rebound freezes them up again. The only practical way of delivering the long, strong, specific stretch needed is by lying back on a spinal fulcrum like the Backpod. This also saves you money.
  2. The Backpod with its transparent polycarbonate core (the same material used in jet windshields) and hypoallergenic synthetic rubber outer layer is unique. It is designed and built from 35 years of clinical expertise in what actually works on patients to give the best home stretch possible. It is also immensely strong and durable - we’ve driven a Jeep Cherokee over a Backpod to test it for America and a BMW to test it for Europe - it was fine.
  3. The Backpod is particularly effective at stretching tight rib joints. Other spinal fulcrums like foam rollers and Swiss balls aren’t. The long cylindrical shape of a roller means you can’t get much specific leverage onto a tight rib joint. All balls and rollers are unstable, so your muscles can’t relax on them. Anything too squashy like a rolled towel or tennis ball can’t give enough leverage. Tight rib joints are part of any tight, hunched spine problem, and also of several other specific problems such as costochondritis and asthma.
  4. The Backpod’s home programme of stretching and strengthening exercises, massage and posture covers all the components needed to pull a hunched spine back towards painfree perfect posture, learn more about iHunch. Single treatment approaches like just muscle strengthening or just manipulation don’t, and it’s the collection that works.

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