Can Ergonomic Chairs Cure Back Pain?

If you have been dealing with spinal complications, especially in the lower back area, the last thing to be put to blame is the chair you spend a considerable number of hours on. Even if you spend 4 hours a day sitting on a chair at your workstation, you are bound to stress your neck, shoulders, and lower back. Without proper lumbar support, you’re only restricting your productivity and affecting your posture all at the same time.

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But the real question – is an ergonomic chair actually curing your back pain? Well the answer to it depends on the nature of the complication. For instance, if you have back, shoulder, or neck pain as a result of strain on your posture, then an ergonomic chair can actually help cure the problems. However, if your back, shoulder, or neck pain has developed into a chronic condition, even then an ergonomic chair can be useful in pain relief.

How Does It Relieve Pain?

While you should always seek medical advice only from your doctor, the best ergonomic office chairs can be used by anyone and everyone who has to sit on a chair for extended periods of the day or night. That said you should also look to check and maintain your posture every 30 minutes. While an ergonomic chair can be quite beneficial in relieving pain, it may not offer you much good if you maintain a very slacky position while you sit.

Ideally you should first see how comfortable you are with your desk on the chair you are currently on. Once you realize the correct height, look for an adjustable ergonomic chair accordingly. It is recommended to have an ergonomic chair with ample lumbar support for the lower back and extra padding on the shoulders and armrests. This can help you maintain a very straight yet relaxed posture. However, don’t forget to take short walks and do stretch every 1 hour keep blood circulation regulated.

When testing an ergonomic chair, sit on it and move around. If you feel that the reclining is restricted to the point where you can’t shift much weight backwards or to the sides, then look for a better option. And again, always look for options with the best lumbar support available. While a good ergonomic chair may cost between $500 and upwards, the long term relief and posture benefits along with a healthy lifestyle can promote your overall well being.



Cross fading as a DJ


Harmony is very crucial in music transition. No DJ is actually “good enough” when they still can’t weave the fade-ins and fade-outs to create a near perfect transition.

Fading is one of the most important techniques you need to learn before learning to become a DJ

If you’re an ardent music listener, odds are this is not the first time you’re hearing the word “fade” in music. But for the sake of those who don’t know its exact meaning, I’ll explain.

Well, basically a DJ fade in music comes in two forms—a fade in and fade out. While a “fade in” occurs at the beginning of a song when a songs starts from silence slowly increasing in volume until it hits the threshold, a fade out can be heard at the end when a tract lowers its volume until it goes completely silent.

Now the sharpness of a DJ fade is contingent on the time stretch involved in losing a certain amount of track volume. For a sharper fade, the time will be shorter as opposed to its steadier counterpart.

A crossfade on the other end is the blending of the fade-out and fade-in of two successive tracks, so skillfully such that there’s some sort of harmony when the two are made to play simultaneously. No silence in between, as everything has to happen concurrently.

Crossfading is very important in DJing as it allows transitions to go smoothly without garbling the sound or leaving the crowd jarred, it is done only on midrange dj controllers under 500. Often, deejays use the technique to match beats so they can produce a balanced continuum of sound. As for music editors, crossfades help to introduce various sound components in such a way that they don’t come off a bit sudden but more natural instead.

How it is done

At this point we can assume you have the two tracks to be crossfaded imported or recorded. By default, your turntable or whatever media you’re using to play your music should be able to lineup the two audio tracks parallel to each other.

In case the two sounds are NOT positioned correctly, use the Time shift tool to move the second track near the first one. Don’t fret when their positions fail to sync up, we can always adjust their positions later on.

Bear in mind that how long a crossfade lasts is a just matter of your personal taste. It may be shorter or even longer, but if you’re confused on the way to go just keep it around 5 seconds.

You can now align the tracks more precisely. Customarily, tracks begin with a short stint of silence. The trailing silence can be removed by selecting the chunk then deleting. Where the first track ends is where the fadeout ends and where the second track begins may be where the second track begins to fade in. Just ensure the two fades are precisely aligned together before you can progress to the next step.

Next, do some trimming. All you have to do is select the unwanted regions by double-clicking on them before deleting. This can be the beginning of a fade-in or the end of a fade-out.

Lastly, go ahead and apply the two fades. The quickest way to do this is to use the “crossfade track” effect. This effect lets you apply a fade out on the upper track and a fade-in on the lower one. For a more complicated crossfade, use the “adjustable fade” effect to apply the fade to each track in turns.