Pure Posture

Spinal Alignment Board

Align Your Spine

This posture corrector might just be the backbone to a healthier you. Pure Posture is a custom spinal alignment board designed by chiropractors Chris Sova and Beverley Marr—and it’s Made in the USA.

We’re often told to improve our posture, and not just because we look more confident and poised. Better posture helps improve
breathing and strengthen your core. It even promotes stress reduction and lessens strain on your neck and shoulders.

Using the board is as simple as lying down—your body weight and gravity do the rest. A pair of risers target either side of your spine. (You choose the riser height that suits your body type and fitness level). Start by applying pressure at the top of your spine then slowly make your way down the groove.

It might feel a little uncomfortable, but it’s also rejuvenating. The risers will release tension around your spine, opening up your lungs and giving range to your movement. When we tried it out, the difference was apparent as soon as we stood up.

Like a personal chiropractor, this posture board can help relieve the symptoms of slouching and realign your spine.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Chris
    Chris

    Hello everyone! I’m Dr Chris Sova. I am pleased and excited to bring PurePosture to the Grommet and to you. We firmly believe good posture is more important now than ever because of our tremendous use of electronic devices and general posture related issues. I’m happy to take your questions.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/15/2016 10:11 AM

    A lot of people are battling back pain to varying degrees, why should they turn to Pure Posture?

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    8/15/2016 10:26 AM

    @Mike

    Hello, Mike and thank you. We have been using Pure Posture in our practice for over 3 years and have seen marked improvement in our patient's pain level. It is an easy and natural way to stretch the spine and ligaments without drugs or surgery.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/15/2016 10:12 AM

    What has been the feedback from users? Do they find pain subsiding and an improvement?

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    8/15/2016 10:30 AM

    @Mike

    The feedback has been pretty remarkable and very positive. The gradual increase in spinal flexibility not only decreases the pain but also decreases the frequency of back pain "flare-ups".

  • Georges
    Georges
    8/15/2016 1:28 PM

    @Chris What is the difference between the Spinal Alignment board and Ceragem and Nuga Best? Thanks

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    8/15/2016 2:17 PM

    @Georges

    Hello, Georges. Ceragem and Nuga Best are topical massagers addressing tight muscles. Pure Posture uses your own body weight and gravity directly address the ligaments and joints to align the spine. Our Pure Posture board is also easily transportable and there is also a big price difference.

  • joshua
    joshua
    8/15/2016 10:13 AM

    do you need to lie down on a table or can this device be used on the floor?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/15/2016 10:29 AM

    Hi Joshua, no, it doesn't have to be used on a table it can be used on the floor or any flat surface.

  • Cherilyn
    Cherilyn
    8/15/2016 10:25 AM

    Would you recommend this product for someone that has a herniated disc?

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    8/15/2016 10:40 AM

    @Cherilyn

    Hello, Cherilyn. You should always check with a doctor first, but in our experience, yes, you can use it if you have a herniated disc. It depends on the location and severity of the herniated disc, transitional movements should be done slowly and deliberately and perhaps begin with a smaller riser.

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    8/15/2016 10:41 AM

    @Chris

    If the herniated disc causes radiation of pain into the arms or legs, perhaps you should consult your primary care physician prior to use.

  • Judy
    Judy
    8/15/2016 10:42 AM

    How long do you lie on it per session?

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    8/15/2016 10:49 AM

    @Judy

    Hi, Judy. There are 5 areas of the mid-back Pure Posture stretches and initially you spend one minute at each level for a total of 5 minutes. After you get used to using the board, you can increase that time to two minutes per level for a total of 10 minutes.

  • William
    William
    8/15/2016 10:45 AM

    You're certainly entitled to a profit on the design, but this looks like at best $10 worth of plywood and shaping. At $99 my order would be placed today. At $279 I don't think so.

  • shawn
    shawn
    8/15/2016 11:04 AM

    @William eh, I agree. $279 is a bit pricey. I would also have ordered it today for $99.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/15/2016 11:09 AM

    Hi Shawn and William, I assure you it is more than $10 worth of plywood. It's premium grade hardwood. That combined with the design and American manufacturing is going to come at a price, which in the long run of those who suffer from back pain may well be worth it.

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    8/15/2016 11:08 AM

    @William

    Thank you for input. Oftentimes the simplest looking products take the longest time to design and engineer. No two bodies are alike. In designing this product we had to take into consideration all the variables and different body types, so it is just not the wood you are buying, it is the years of development and expertise of the designers. We use the highest grade source materials, and most expensive material, available on the market.

  • Cindy
    Cindy
    8/15/2016 12:40 PM

    @Chris

    Totally in agreement...&279 is way to expensive to try something like this. Lower the price and then we'll talk.

  • Monique
    Monique
    8/15/2016 12:45 PM

    @Chris Agree, even though it looks well made, I can't afford $279.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/15/2016 1:18 PM

    Hi Cindy and Monique, we understand it may be out of the price range of some and we don't want anyone breaking the bank.

  • Walter
    Walter
    8/15/2016 1:54 PM

    Agree way too expensive

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/15/2016 1:55 PM

    Thanks, Walter.

  • Wave
    Wave
    8/15/2016 10:47 AM

    Be careful here. The product may be made in the USA but it appears to be made with Chinese plywood that may have lots of formaldehyde in the plywood. Just because its made in the USA does not mean it does not have bad ingredients in the plywood. There is a plywood made in the USA that is made with a glue called Purebond that has no formaldehyde in the glue.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/15/2016 10:52 AM

    Hi Wave, I can let Chris confirm, but the material of Pure Posture is premium grade hardwood not plywood.

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    8/15/2016 11:15 AM

    @Mike

    Hi, Wave. We understand your concern about cheap plywood that would undermine our product. We use California Air Resources Board certified, no added urea-formaldehyde and available as Forest Stewardship Council certified. It is based in Eugene, Oregon. and has been supplying wood panel products throughout North Americal since 1966.

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    8/15/2016 11:20 AM

    @Chris

    It is also cut, shaped, sealed, sanded and finished by American craftsmen in the U.S.A. We want to bring the highest quality product we could possibly produce and it is made to last a lifetime.

  • Sara
    Sara
    8/15/2016 11:34 AM

    This looks really cool. Does it come with detailed instructions or is it as simple as it looks? How can one be sure it is being used properly?

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    8/15/2016 11:39 AM

    @Sara

    Great question, Sara. It IS as simple as it looks and it does come with written instructions in the box and there is also a video demonstrating how to use it.

  • Peggy
    Peggy
    8/15/2016 12:11 PM

    I'm sorry but this is an absurd waste of money. As a neuroscientist with scoliosis, I have been stretching my spine daily for years (I dance across forms, roller blade, row, surf, and paddleboard - and I'm in my sixties). I use an OPTP Pro-Roller to stretch my spine, which can be purchased for ~ $30, but also use two old tennis balls tied in a sock to gently, systematically massage the paravertebral muscles and gentle apply traction between the vertebra. This latter option is safe, effective and virtually free. I've purchased many things on the Grommet and have been a fan, but I'm shaking my head at the inclusion of this item in your collection.

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    8/15/2016 12:21 PM

    @Peggy

    I know exactly what you mean, Peggy! I also tried many products on the market to relieve my back pain, including the tennis balls in the sock and the foam roller you suggested. This is the ONLY product that was able to produce the forces necessary to traction my spine into extension so specifically and at each individual vertebral segment. We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee good for 30 days if you are not totally satisfied.

  • Louise
    Louise
    8/15/2016 12:25 PM

    Would this help a middle age woman who has gotten that middle-age-woman hump at the top of her spine, just below the neck? (Dowager’s hump/Anterior Head Syndrome)? The hump is not severe.

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    8/15/2016 12:38 PM

    @Louise

    Hello, Louise. Yes, this could be a real help to you. Pure Posture lifts the chest and puts your head more directly over your body thus reducing the forward head carriage. With a more correct alignment, there is less stress on the neck and this can reduce the appearance of Dowager's hump so long as it is not caused by an underlying condition such as hormones or compression fractures in the thoracic spine.

  • Marilyn
    Marilyn
    8/15/2016 1:26 PM

    @Chris Hi. I have significant arthritis in my lower back. I have constant pain in my hips and sciatica. I also have a dowagers hump and scoliosis and I am quite heavy. Would your product help me more than an inversion machine? I have one but haven't used it consistently.

    Marilyn

  • Lamees
    Lamees
    8/15/2016 1:09 PM

    I have two questions/concerns:

    1. Can we use it on a bed? Not easy for me to do it on the floor and I do not have any other surface to use.

    2. What about the neck. I have neck issues and in the video, there is no support for the neck. Usually when I exercise, I used a rolled towel to support my neck. Here, 1st it looks awkward for the neck as you lie on it and the neck is left unsupported as one comes down on it, and also distance from the leveled surface and the neck seems high and may not be good for my neck.

    Any thoughts or suggestions on those. Thanks! :)

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    8/15/2016 1:25 PM

    @Lamees

    Hello, Lamees. Yes, you can use it on a bed although the firmer the surface, the more effective it is. In your case, it seems appropriate.

    We also recommend using a pillow or a neck roll for head support. To lie down on it, tuck your chin to your chest, tighten your abdominal muscles and use your elbows to gently lower yourself onto the board.

  • Bill
    Bill
    8/15/2016 1:13 PM

    I agree with the earlier comments on price. Although I understand development costs and that this is not a high volume product, but are you serious that for $279 you don't include a full set of risers? Even if I was inclined to buy this product, this nickel and dime approach to your customers is puzzling.

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    8/15/2016 1:36 PM

    @Bill

    Hello, Bill. The board does come with a set risers based on your body type according to the questionnaire you fill out during purchase. If you are not happy with these risers, we have enclosed a pre-paid envelope for you to return your risers for another size free of charge. We have found that almost all of our patients use only one set of risers.

  • ROSE
    ROSE
    8/15/2016 1:16 PM

    It looks like a great design to help improve postur. I'm very interested and hope to make a future purchase.

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    8/15/2016 1:37 PM

    @ROSE

    Awesome! Thank you Rose.

  • Belinda
    Belinda
    8/15/2016 1:17 PM

    How long should you lie on it and how often?

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    8/15/2016 1:42 PM

    @Belinda

    Hi, Belinda. There are instructions included and the video to show the proper use of Pure Posture. Initially, you lie on the board for one minute at each of the five levels for a total of five minutes, at least three times per week. Once you are accustomed to it and your spine becomes more flexible, you increase the time to two minutes per level for a total of 10 minutes.

  • Marilyn
    Marilyn
    8/15/2016 2:23 PM

    Hi Chris. I think I put my question in the wrong spot. Do I need to write it again? Thanks.

    Marilyn

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/15/2016 2:25 PM

    You're good, Marilyn, we'll just have Chris respond to your question above down here.

  • Kathy
    Kathy
    8/15/2016 2:30 PM

    I hope I'm putting this question in the right place. I have had spinal fusion, have rods, etc. in my lumber area. Could I use this?

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    8/15/2016 2:38 PM

    @Mike

    Hi, Marilyn. My apologies, I did not see your question. Pure Posture is less physically demanding on the body as an inversion machine. For you, we would recommend you start with the lowest riser for your mid-back. Once you become more flexible in that area, it will help in all areas of your spine. Of course, in your case, possibly seeing your physician first is recommended. If your doctor gave you the green light on an inversion machine I can see no reason why you couldn't use PurePosture. I hope this answers your question.

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    8/15/2016 2:46 PM

    @Chris

    Hi Kathy,

    Having rods in your back is just about the only condition we DO NOT recommend using PurePosture. With that said, we do have patients who have rods and do use PurePosture but strictly under a physician's care.

  • Maryl
    Maryl
    8/15/2016 5:02 PM

    @Chris I too have scoliosis in an S shape and my back is off 50 degrees. Would this help? I am 75 years old but still quite active and limber.

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    8/15/2016 5:20 PM

    @Maryl

    Hi Maryl,

    While a 50-degree scoliosis curve is quite large, we are investigating the use of Pure Posture on mild to moderate scoliosis (0 to 40 degrees). Depending on the location of your scoliotic curve, it may help however I would recommend treatment under your primary care physician's supervision.

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