Are you a dentist by professions?
If you are a dentist and you are reading this article, most probably you are suffering from back pain issue and you are looking a solution to help mitigate the pain.
In this article, I thought of sharing a solution which helped me to relieve my lower and upper back pain.
The solution is a far infrared ray (FIR) garment from Japan known as Aulora Pants with Kodenshi.
My wife’s story
I first came to know of the Aulora Pants was back in December 2017 when my wife was searching for a remedy to help to relieve her back pain and leg cramps.
My wife has been breastfeeding my youngest daughter for more than 36 months and due to the repetitive straining of her back muscle in a breastfeeding position, she has developed a constant back pain issue.
Her back pain was so bad it actually caused legs cramps when she’s walking for a short period of time.
Her back pain also caused her to have headaches and migraine.
The only thing I could do to help my wife is to massage her back at night to relieve her strained muscle but the effect of the massage lasted only a few hours.
By the next morning after she had breastfed my daughter, her back ache will be back.
My wife was pretty desperate but she didn’t want to take any medication to relieve her pain because the medication might effect her breastfeeding.
That was when she went online to look for a solution and someone on Facebook actually recommended the Aulora Pants for her.
At first, I didn’t believe what the pants claimed it could do. How could a regular sport legging relieve back pain?
But my wife wanted to try it and she bought the Aulora Pants.
When my wife got the pants, she wore it almost 24 hours a day. Every alternate days, she would wash it with laundry detergent.
After about a week, my wife could notice her back ache has become lesser and she doesn’t feel her legs cramping anymore.
I actually thought to myself, how could it be? What is inside the pants?
I’ve decided to spend some time researching the pants.
Why am I now interested to know more about the Aulora Pants?
Reason being, I also suffer from back aches.
My back aches were caused by prolong sitting in front of a laptop computer.
I work in the web publishing field therefore I sit in front of the computer from 8 to 10 hours per day.
Being in the same profession for more than 9 years, I’ve developed some back aches issues from sitting and hunching my shoulders while working on my laptop.
After a long day at work, I would have stiff lower and upper back muscle, rhomboids muscle and neck as well.
Most of the time, my back muscles will be so strained I will experience migraine at night.
What have I done to relieve my back pain?
I’ve tried daily kettlebell swings to strengthen my back. The exercise strengthen my lower back but I still get strained and stiff shoulders.
To relieve the pain on the shoulders, I will stick medicated plaster on my upper back. The plasters do relieve the stiffness in my muscles but it is only temporary.
I’ve also tried using a roll bar to help relieve my back muscles.
When my wife told me that her Aulora Pants relieved her back pain and leg cramps, I was really intrigued.
I wanted to know if the pants would relieve my back pain as well.
I asked my wife to get me a of the Aulora Pants to do my experiment.
I got my Aulora Pants back in April 2018. The first time putting on the pants was quite challenging because I have never wore a compression pants before.
After a a couple of minutes, I managed to pull the pants up to my waist. I’ve decided to wear it to sleep to see if the results experienced by my wife were real.
Waking up on the morning, surprisingly the stiffness on my back from the night before was gone.
I wasn’t sure if the results was due to the Aulora Pants or because I had a good night rest.
But I have experienced before going to sleep with a stiff shoulders and waking up with the same stiffness. For me, going to sleep and waking up in the morning may not relieve all the muscle stiffness on my back and shoulders.
What I did next was to wear the Aulora Pants to work. Since my back pain was caused by my working posture, I wanted to know if the pants helped at the end of the day.
To my surprise, my muscles on my lower, upper and shoulders were not as painful as before.
Don’t get me wrong, I would still feel pain and strain on my back muscles, but the pain level was very much lower.
What would happen if I were stop wearing the Aulora Pants?
I wanted to find out and decided not to wear the compression pants to work the following day.
Yup, by the end of the day, the pain and stiffness on my back and shoulders returned as usual.
With that, I could conclude that the Aulora Pants does help to reduce my back and shoulders pain.
The Science of Kodenshi
Looking into the product catalog, the Aulora Pants is made with 2 types of material. The pants is made with 11.6% polyurethane and 88.4% nylon. The bulk of the pants consist of the Kodenshi fiber.
What is Kodenshi?
Kodenshi is a fabric technology from Japan that incorporates high purity ultra-fine fine ceramic into the fiber.
The fine ceramic particles is the unique elements in the pants because it will emit far infrared rays (FIR) when it is heated.
What is the heat source for the ceramic particles when it is incorporated into a garment?
When the Kodenshi fabric touches our skin, it will absorb our body heat and release the FIR.
Far infrared rays has many benefits and one of it is help to improve blood circulation and body recovery.
It is the effect of improved blood circulation in our body which helped to relieve of tired muscles.
Benefits for dentists
Most people may not know, dentists have a high risk factor for back pain because in their daily practice, they have to sit for a prolong period of time in a poor posture.
To treat a patient, a dentist had to sit for a long time with their posture bending forward and protracting their shoulder at the same time.
It this is maintaining this bad posture for an extended period of time which cause the chronic lower and upper back pain among dentists.
How serious is the issue of back pain suffered by dentist?
There was a paper published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science regarding this matter.
The study was called “Prevalence of and risk factors for low back pain among dentists“.
The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence, symptoms of, and risk factors for low back pain among dentists.
The study was also to discover the possible correlation of working posture and how to reduce their prevalence.
In a study was performed in the Middle East with a group of 60 dentists (28 male and 32 female).
In the study, the dentists were evaluated with the self-administered via:
- Nordic musculoskeletal evaluation chart
- Postural discomfort chart
- Self-prepared questionnaire
The following are 6 key results from the study:
1) 70% incidence of back pain the study participants
2) Low back pain predominating in 47.6% of cases
3) 90.5% of the subjects had a mild-to-moderate level of severity
4) 57% of the dentists treated 1–3 patients per day
5) 63% of the dentists were aware of the advantages of assistive tools
6) Only 40% of the dentists used any kind of assistive devices.
The conclusion of the study shows that Dental professionals demonstrate a high prevalence of low back pain.
There are currently many solution for dentists to relieve their back pain. One of the most common option is to use a saddle chair.
Here, I would like to recommend a novel solution by using a compression pants utilizing the Kodenshi fabric technology.
Up until today, I am still wearing my Aulora Pants everyday. The results have been very good. My lower and upper back pain have subsided.
If you are a profession dentist, I believe the Aulora Pants will help to relieve your back pain as well.
Thank you for reading this article and I hope my sharing has been helpful for you.