“As a means of helping me to achieve the necessary changes to our clients’ lumbar spines, we have found that consistent use of the Denneroll Lumbar Orthotic works extremely well”. – Dr Tim Errington
The low back, as viewed from the side in the images above, should have a natural ‘J’-shaped curve with more curvature at the bottom. This curve is called the Lumbar Lordosis (Figure 5 above). Lifting injuries, falls, poor posture, and poor ergonomics all contribute to abnormal Lumbar Lordosis (Figures 1-4 above). Abnormal Lumbar Lordosis puts you at greater risk of adverse nerve, ligament, and muscle function. Ultimately, abnormal Lumbar Lordosis may lead to a number of health related disorders and increased potential for back pain and injury.
The DENNEROLL is a Lumbar orthotic device developed by Chiropractors. Its unique design provides a gentle but effective stretch that assists in the correction of abnormal Lumbar Lordosis (see Figures 6-8 above). When properly used, the DENNEROLL can assist in relief of pain, muscle tension, and recovery from disc injury. Enhanced patient comfort and improved health are the goals.
Placement of Denneroll
There are three areas of the low back appropriate for DENNEROLL application. Upper, mid and lower lumbar spine. (see above). Your Chiropractor will determine which is right for you. You must follow their recommendation exactly for best results and to ensure safe use. The DENNEROLL device should only be used on a firm surface such as the floor, or a bench.
Lower Lumbar Spine – with Thoracic block under rib cage to elevate/shift the back upwards and reduce pressure on the low back.
Mid Lumbar Spine –with Thoracic block under rib cage to elevate/shift the back upwards and reduce pressure on the low back.
Upper Lumbar Spine –with Thoracic block under rib cage to elevate/shift the back upwards and reduce pressure on the low back.
To achieve the best results you should follow your chiropractor’s recommended frequency of Denneroll use. However, generally while working to evoke healthy changes, it is good to aim to do your stretches at least once a day. Later, when maintaining these healthy changes, it may be appropriate to reduce usage to maybe 3 times a week.
When finished with your DENNEROLL session, do not raise straight up. Roll to your side off the device and once comfortable sit up.