Innovative Neck Assist System Prevents Common On-the-job Injuries in Overhead Work Environments
PINELLAS PARK, Fla., Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pain on the job is no fun, but entrepreneur Greg Ely has a solution for anyone doing overhead work. His Neck and Back Support System, or Neck Assist (http://www.neckassist.com/), fits securely around the torso and features a padded, adjustable headrest to ease tension and control movement of the neck and head. Ely is currently working to have the system medically approved for the prevention of typical aches and pains associated with overhead tasks like sanding, painting, electrical installation or tree trimming, among many others.
"Response to the Neck Assist has been overwhelming," says Ely. "Getting hurt on the job costs everyone time and money; even minor pain can be distracting. The Neck Assist makes overhead work safer and easier, so people can get more done without worrying so much about pain and injuries."
Typical overhead work puts the body in awkward positions, which can result in a number of painful injuries and strains. Cervical facet syndrome is among the leading causes of neck discomfort and headaches in people doing these kinds of jobs. The condition is caused by tilting the head upwards for extended periods. Other symptoms of this condition include pain radiating to the shoulders or to one arm. The Neck Assist device can prevent cervical facet syndrome by limiting the range of motion in the neck while also helping to support the weight of the head.
Anyone doing manual labor is at risk of repetitive strain injury, and overhead workers are no exception. The condition results after long-term repetitive, forceful motion irritates and weakens surrounding joint and muscle tissue. However, overhead work need not result in a diagnosable injury to be uncomfortable. Even the most physically fit workers can experience soreness after a few hours of tree trimming, painting, plastering or installing fixtures.
Customer feedback for the Neck and Back Support System has been universally positive. "I've been using the Neck and Back Assist for over 3 years now," remarks Rob Packett of Central Florida. "It has been great, as I do a lot of painting, and tree trimming, often in awkward positions. N.A.B.S.S. has almost completely eliminated my neck and shoulder pain. It has truly been a Godsend. I can't thank Greg Ely enough for this device."
For Jennifer A. Smith, the Neck Assist has proven to be a sound investment: "I just wanted to say that I love my Neck Assist. I have a home with high windows and high ceiling fans and I wear the device when I clean. In the past, I would hire someone to do these things because it would hurt my neck when I cleaned above my head. Now I can do it myself and save tons of money. The Neck Assist paid for itself the very first time that I didn't have to hire someone to clean my fans and windows. I would recommend this product to anyone who has to do overhead work. It's a neck and back saver!"
About Neck Assist
The Neck and Back Support System, or Neck Assist, is the brainchild of inventor Greg Ely. This device is made for the overhead worker to take the stress off the neck and head, while also providing back support to help users keep their posture and reduce the risk of injury.
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