We take a look at the science behind five pain-relief gadgets that sound wacky but just might make a difference. What: Lumo Lift, $100. What for: Pain in the upper back, shoulders and lower back (it’s all connected, as you know).

How it works: The tinier, shinier, more sophisticated version of the Lumo Back, which monitors posture with a sensor worn on a belt, the Lumo Lift tracks posture with a sensor clipped on your chest with a pair of magnets. Why it might help: Any physical therapist will be happy to tell you how our bad posture is leading to tight upper body muscles and lots of unnecessary back pain. Read more…

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