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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 also ideal for several conditions involving these. Key areas of benefit: – The iHunch – Costochondritis and Tietze’s Syndrome – Perfect posture – Rib pain in pregnancy – Chronic asthma – Ankylosing spondylitis – Scoliosis – Scheuermann’s Disease – Athletic performance Costochondritis and Tietze’s Syndrome explained Here’s what causes most costo. Think of your ribs like bucket handles, hinged at the front (onto the breastbone) and at the back (onto your backbone). The ribs lift up and down as you breathe and move. If the rib joints at the back are frozen solid and not moving, then the more delicate joints where the ribs hinge onto your breastbone HAVE to work excessively, every breath you take. So they strain, get irritated, then get inflamed – and there’s your costochondritis. If they’re inflamed enough to show obvious swelling then it’s called Tietze’s Syndrome. Important – any acute chest pain should always be seen first (and urgently) by a doctor or Emergency Department in case it’s your heart. Cheeringly, up to half of acute chest pain isn’t the heart or anything else dire. Athletic performance – regardless of how fit or strong you are, you’ll perform better again if your lungs can take in more air. This is often limited by a tight rib cage, especially after much bending over computers and smartphones. The Backpod is particularly effective at stretching free tight rib cage joints. These also restrict thoracic rotation, so freeing them up lets your torso twist further and more easily. This means you can hit a ball further in golf, baseball, cricket, tennis and squash, and swim and run more easily.