PINELLAS PARK, Fla., Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The adjustable, one-size-fits-all Neck and Back Support System (http://www.neckassist.com/), also known as the Neck Assist, isn't just for professional contractors. Property owners with overhead work to do can also benefit from wearing the device. The Neck Assist eases tension on the muscles surrounding the spinal column, reducing the incidence of repetitive strain injuries and similar issues.
"More than ever, homeowners want to pitch in on home improvement projects. The Neck Assist is one way to avoid the aches and pains caused by hours spent in awkward positions," explains inventor Greg Ely. "The device is also useful for a variety of routine chores, from trimming trees and large shrubs to cleaning walls and ceilings."
The Neck Assist fits over the shoulders much like a jacket, with a sturdy midsection belt to support the lower back and a foam headrest to prevent the head, neck and upper back from bearing too much load or craning too severely. Homeowners of all ages can use the Neck Assist because it requires no special skills or experience. The device adjusts to fit virtually anyone, with a sliding and pivoting headrest to accommodate people of different heights and postures.
Testimonials from satisfied users of the Neck Assist have flooded Ely's inbox. Among them, John Kessler writes that he "get[s] a stiff neck pretty quickly when doing overhead work, but the Neck Assist not only prevented that, but seemed to keep my back in line as well. I've since used the product for other jobs around the house, including some tree trimming and exterior painting." Kessler adds that his friends and neighbors have inquired about borrowing the device after seeing it in action.
"I've been using the Neck and Back Support System for over 3 years now," raves Robb Packett. "It has been great, as I do a lot of painting and tree trimming, often in awkward positions. The device has almost completely eliminated my neck and shoulder pain. I can't thank Greg Ely enough."
Homeowner Jennifer Smith adds that her high windows and ceiling fans make the Neck Assist an invaluable tool. "Before I knew about this device, I would have to hire someone to clean and maintain my windows and fans 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. I would recommend this product to anyone who has overhead work to do. It's a life saver – or I should say, a neck and back saver!"
Injuries from long periods of overhead work are unfortunately quite common, especially among homeowners who perhaps aren't accustomed to awkward positions or have underlying arthritis or weakness. Cervical facet syndrome, disc degeneration, repetitive strains, pulled muscles and generalized soreness are all potential consequences of excessive overhead work performed without the protection of Neck Assist. DIY-minded homeowners would be advised to try the device; for a small investment, it might just save a trip to the doctor or chiropractor.
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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