Chirp Plexus Wheel Review – Back Pain Relief Is On The Way

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As a guy who suffers from back pain, I know how debilitating this can be throughout the day.  Back pain can affect so many different aspects of life, from sleeping to mobility, and even putting your clothes on in the morning.  I have been there, and I know all too well how back pain can negatively affect your life.

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People try a lot of different methods for dealing with back pain including, doctor visits, painkillers, and even surgery.  Some people choose to do nothing at all and hope it just goes away.Chirp Plexus Wheel 3 Pack

Been there, done that!  I have been down all of these roads and tried other back pain treatments as well.

Why not try something different, something better? Did you know that improving core strength can help relieve back pain?  If you are ready to take control of your back pain, instead of the other way around, please keep reading!

Chirp Plexus Wheel

Enter the Plexus Wheel by Chirp, an effective way to get the back pain relief you so desperately need.  So, with all that said, let’s get into this review and see how this product can help you!

How does it work?

I will get into more detail below, but in a nutshell, the Plexus Wheel massages your spine and the surrounding muscles.  The wheel is designed not only for recovery but also, to help release tension in your muscles allowing your muscles to relax and spine to decompress.

What is the Plexus Wheel?      

You are probably very familiar with the concept, rolling out your tense muscles and reach those deep irritating knots that drive you crazy.  The Plexus Wheel is designed for upper and lower back pain.  The wheel targets tight muscles and helps to align your spine.

The wheel is 5 inches wide so it will easily fit between your shoulder blades, giving you the ability to get those pesky tight spots.

Compared to a foam roller, which will cover a large area, the Plexus Wheel is much more nimble so you can get deep annoying areas you otherwise couldn’t.

Description and features

The wheel is designed with a rigid core with a padded exterior.  The rigid outer core is what allows the wheel to maintain its shape and not break down like a foam roller over time.  The padding feels nice on your body.

Comes in 3 different sizes:

  • The 6-inch size is great for deep tissue pressure. This unit will give you the pressure you need to get those stubborn knots. This wheel is more aggressive than the others so you will need to consider that.
  • 10-inch size can be used for medium pressure. If you are looking for some deep massage, but also a good stretch, this model will be great for you.  There is a lot of areas to cover on your back, and the 10-inch model can help you with that.  You will still have the ability to target specific areas, but yet cover a good deal of territory.
  • 12-inch size is excellent if you are looking for gentle pressure. This baby will apply the least amount of pressure out of all the models and feels more like the palms of your hands instead of a thumb digging into a knot.  You will also get a deeper stretch with this guy.

With three sizes available, you are sure to get everything you need from the Plexus Wheel collection.  Whichever size you use will depend on your specific needs, and maybe you decide that more than one will be great for you.  One to get those deep pesky knots and the others for a more significant overall body stretch.

The bigger the wheels get the more area they cover, and they will apply a different amount of pressure. These different sizes offer a lot of versatility, and I think that is a great idea to a traditional foam roller.

The prices do vary depending on what you select.  You can buy the wheels individually, or as a pack, it’s up to you and your needs.

Plexus Wheel

This model has a ¼ inch of padding on the outside of the wheel, so it is plenty firm.  You are sure to be able to get those areas that are tough to get with a foam roller.

Sport is great for your back, but also other tight areas as well, including glutes, legs, and upper and lower back.  This attractive looking wheel will fit the needs of a lot of people, but you may also want to check out the other model that is available.

How to use the Plexus Wheel?

Versatility is the name of the game!  You can use the wheel on many different surfaces, including the floor or the wall.   On the floor, you can roll on carpet or hard surfaces.  Using the wheel on the floor will allow you to get a deeper stretch or massage.

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Stretching with the plexus wheel

You can also use the wheel against a wall which allows lets you start slow, and then if you need more pressure, you can move to the floor. This is a great place to start if you are new to rolling, or are recovering from an injury.

The choice is up to you and your individual needs, so try different methods of rolling to see what works best.  Everybody is different so do what works for you.

The fine folks from Chirp do recommend that you give it a shot for 30 days since each person does have an adjustment, or break in period.

The wheels are very stable, so no matter if you are using it against the wall, or on the floor, you can rest assured you are in good hands.  When you use the wheel, a good idea is to find a spot that is sore and hang out there for a bit, like 30 seconds, then move on to another place.

Plexus Wheel benefits

Well, I think we have already covered this, but who doesn’t want to hear about all the great benefits one more time.

The unique 5-inch wide design of the wheel will help you get those tough to reach areas between the shoulder blades.  You will be able to roll out your tight muscles and get some much-needed back pain relief.

Use the Plexus Wheel on your hips, back, neck and shoulders to achieve the pain relief that you need!

If you have tight muscles from an old injury (hand raised), or if you work out a lot, you probably understand the benefit of rolling out.

You can also use the wheel to strengthen your core.  Again, I have been dealing with back problems for about 20 years, and core strength is essential.

Honestly, a lot of back pain relief can come from building a strong core to help carry the load.

Isn’t this the same as a foam roller?

We touched on this earlier but will discuss that a further.  The beauty of the Plexus Wheel is that it will not break down and wear out over time like a traditional foam roller.  You can also reach those hard to get areas since the wheel is designed explicitly at 5 inches wide, to fit between your shoulder blades.

As I said earlier, the wheel is much more agile and versatile than a foam roller.

You can roll out as you would with a foam roller, but this is way more portable so you can take it with you wherever you go.  It’s much more portable than a foam roller.

The Plexus Wheel lets you get those annoying knots that you can’t reach with a foam roller.  I have tried to lay lengthwise on a foam roller to get in between my shoulder blades, and I usually end up falling over LOL.

The good, what I like about the Plexus Wheel

  • Anybody can use it.  No matter if you are suffering from back pain, or you are a gym rat, you can use and benefit from the Plexus Wheel.
  • Improve your core strength.  As I can attest, some back pain can be helped by improving core strength, and the Plexus wheel can help you with that.  When you use the wheel, you will notice that your core muscles are engaged.  So, in addition to a great stretch, you will also improve core strength.
  • Portable.  You can take the Plexus Wheel with you just about anywhere you go. Given that it’s available in a variety of sizes, you can toss one in your bag when you head out of town.  I love fitness equipment that goes with you.
  • Helps improve flexibility and range of motion.  With the deep stretching offered by the wheel, you will be able to increase your flexibility and range of motion.

The bad, well maybe not so bad

One common complaint is how firm and unforgiving the wheel is.  This is something to keep in mind, especially if you have not used a wheel before.  The wheel can provide some excellent benefits, but you will undoubtedly have to get used to it at first.

That’s why it is great to start against a wall, where the pressure is not as great as using the wheel on the floor with your full body weight.

Warranty

Chirp offers a 100-day risk-free trial and a lifetime warranty on their products.  It is great to know that the company has your back (pun intended).

Conclusion: Chirp Plexus Wheel

If you are in the market for a great way to rid yourself of back pain, or you are looking to relieve tense muscles, then the Plexus Wheel from Chirp is worth a look.  I recommend giving the Plexus Wheel a shot, especially since they are giving 100 days to try it out.

I know that the older I get, I have to stretch more, and that is an important piece of keeping my body running at peak performance.  Especially having old injuries, I understand the importance of stretching and trying to keep the knots to a minimum.

Maybe you are in a similar position.  Do you work out a lot?  Are you recovering from old injuries?

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today!  If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below.  You can also contact me directly anytime.

Steve

BuildingStrongerBodies.com

Chirp Plexus Wheel

9

Value

9.0/10

Price

9.0/10

Durability

9.0/10

Pros

  • Great for stretching
  • Portable
  • Variety of sizes

Cons

  • Can be very firm to use initially

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18 thoughts on “Chirp Plexus Wheel Review – Back Pain Relief Is On The Way”

  1. I was in a car accident in my teens and I do suffer from a chronic pain from day to day. I refused to do surgery, since there are so many risks and I do believe that I can beat it. However, it is still painful especially when it is winter time. Youtube video is hilarious lol I love it!! Do you know that chiropractor in a long period of time can mess you up? My father is a living proof, he suffer from the chronic back pain as well and he kept going to chiropractor 4 times a week. Next thing he knew his nerves were messed up and half of his body was paralyzed. He had major surgery for that and did not return to the chiropractor again. (Thank god!) Now he swims but I will share this post with him so we both can benefit that. Thanks for the informative post and a product review 🙂

    • Thanks for your comment, I appreciate it.  There are a lot of different ways to treat back pain and I have tried a lot of them.  I am sorry to hear that your dad had such a bad experience with a chiropractor.  Glad to hear that swimming works well for him.  

      I am glad you enjoyed this product review, I hope you or your dad can find some success with the Plexus Wheel.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks again for stopping by!

  2. Steve,

    I have been foam rolling for a couple of years now. And I really owe the majority of my relief to this one exercise tool. I’m very curious about this plexus wheel. The foam roller is doing its job, but honestly, if I can find something better, I’m gonna take it. So you gave some compelling arguments to why this is better than a foam roller. And I’m convinced because honestly it just makes sense. But I do want you to be honest with me. Is there any downsides to this plexus wheel. I see that you described that it might be a little painful because it is so localized. But is there anything else that may stray me away from this product? 

    Thanks,

    Michael

    • Hi Michael, thanks for your comment.  If you have been foam rolling for a while, you can certainly understand the benefits of the Plexus Wheel.  Yes, it can be pretty darn firm for someone who has never used a wheel before, or how has not used a foam roller.  That is why it’s great to start out using the wheel against a wall, where you can really control the amount of pressure.  As you get more used to rolling, then move to the floor for more pressure.  

      Some people are surprised by how firm a wheel can be and I think that is the only major reason that some folks may not like it.  Other than that that I think it is a solid product.  Thanks again for stopping by, let me know if you have any other questions.

  3. Chirp Plexus Wheel is a great innovative product, but I wonder if it works the same, or has the same effect as a normal massage.  Usually, when you try doing massage for the first time you will feel some pain and soreness the next day. But the pain does go away after a while.  Is it the same with this wheel?  I have seen these types of products around and have thought about trying one out, but just haven’t done it yet.  I like the idea of not having to pay for a massage so that right there may be motivation enough.  Thanks for posting this review, there is a lot of great information here.

    • Thank you for your comment, I appreciate it.  To answer your question, if you have never used any type of roller or wheel for tight muscles, you may be sore afterward.  This is very common with massage as well. It is recommended to check with your doctor before you use a product like this, to make sure it’s okay for you.  You can certainly save a lot of money on visits to the masseuse if a product like the Plexus Wheel works for you.  The variety of sizes available is awesome because the 6-inch version is great for getting those tight pesky knots and the larger models are softer on your body.  I would recommend starting by using the wheel against a wall so your full body weight is not pressing against the wheel.  Then as you progress, you can move to the floor.  I hope this has answered your question.  If you need any more help please let me know.

  4. Back pain can be very frustrating at times because it will affect your whole body. Like you said, back pain can affect your sleep and just every aspect of your life.  I am glad to see a product like the Chirp Plexus Wheel to help people get rid of tense muscles and help relieve back pain.  Do you recommend this for someone who has occasional back pain, or does it have to be persistent to get the really good benefits?  Thanks for the very thorough review!

    • Thanks for your comment, I appreciate it.  I know all too well how back pain can affect everyday life, I have been living with back problems for many years.  Whether you have sporadic or chronic back pain the Plexus Wheel can help.  If you have not used a wheel before, I recommend starting slow, as it can be somewhat uncomfortable until you get used to it.  Please let me know if you have any more questions.  Thanks again for stopping by.

  5. Wow, this is exactly what I need. I always have a habit of tweaking my back. A friend of mine just found an ad for a chiropractor and took advantage of it for $60 and it got him one visit for a readjustment. I was thinking about doing it but am a little nervous to let someone else work on my back.This would allow me to relieve that tension from the comfort of my own home.Also, the video is really entertaining. Thanks for this review!

    • Hi Eric, thanks for your comment.  Yes, chiropractor visits get expensive over time and with the Chirp Plexus Wheel, you can roll out whenever you feel the need.  You don’t have to make an appointment and pay for every session.  I am glad you enjoyed the video too.  Thanks for stopping by, let me know if you have any questions.

  6. I too suffer from back pain and it is challenging. I have slight scoliosis according and it has been an uncomfortable burden for me. I do a lot of yoga and stretching so it helps with my posture. I notice being in the same spot too long can cause some back aches. This wheel is golden because it seems like you can roll out all the kinks! Do you have any advice for someone who has never used a wheel before?  Your article covered a lot of great points, so thanks for taking the time to write this.

    • I am sorry to hear about your back problems, scoliosis is something I have not experienced.  I  am glad to hear the yoga has been good for you.  The Chirp Plexus Wheel is right up your alley, especially if you have been doing yoga.  My advice is to start slow and work your way up.  Start by using the wheel against the wall so you can get a good feel for how it works.  These wheels can be uncomfortable for people who have never used them before.  Start against the wall and this doesn’t put your full body weight into it.  Then once you are more comfortable using the wheel, you can move to the floor where you can put more pressure into it.  Let me know if you have any more questions.  Thanks for stopping by!

  7. A very interesting post, Steve.  I agree that back pain is alleviated by stretching and pressure and it does look like the wheels provide that.  I have tended to use ch’i kung to help with the lower back pain I get when I’ve sat too long working at my computer and that does work well.  (I do tend to slack off with it when I get busy, however.)  

    I’m not very fond of massage or chiropractic, mostly because the pressure used by the other person is very often not what I feel comfortable with.  The idea that I would be able to control the amount of pressure applied is certainly appealing, I think.  

    I am going to look into the Plexus wheel.  Thanks for the heads-up.

    • Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.  I know how it is to get busy at work and sit for way too long!  I make sure I get up and walk around the office during the day. 

      I know where you are coming from as far as chiropractic care before I found a great chiro, I was concerned about manipulation as well. I have since gotten over that.

      Yes, with the Plexus Wheel, you are in control of how much pressure is applied.  You can start out using the wheel against a wall so that you are not pressing with all of your body weight.  As you progress and are comfortable with the wheel and the amount of pressure, you can move to the floor and apply more weight.  

      The thing I really like is the localized pressure and the ability to get in between your shoulders, which you often can’t do with a foam roller.  

      Please let me know if I can answer any questions for you.  I appreciate you stopping by today!

  8. I have been using foam rollers for a while, will there be any complications if am changing to plexus wheel? You pointed out the plexus wheel is very localized, will that not amount to another injury wake from the existing injury? In all, I think the plexus wheel is easy to use and carry about. This article has helped me as am already getting bored with my foam rollers. Thanks a lot

    • Thanks for stopping by today.  If you have been using a foam roller, you will be very familiar with the concept of using the Chirp Plexus Wheel.  The benefit of the wheel over a foam roller is that the wheel will not break down over time and will remain consistently firm.  

      As for the localized rolling, I definitely recommend checking with your doctor first if you are dealing with an injury.  

      The Plexus Wheel is very portable and easy to use so you can take it with you when you are traveling.  

      I am glad this article helped you and that you can see value in the Chirp Plexus Wheel.  I think this is a great alternative to a foam roller and is more versatile as well.  

      Let me know if you have any more questions about the product, I am happy to help.

  9. Chirp plexus Wheel is a good option to improve back pain and this will help a lot instead of taking only analgesics for back pains. Please, I will love to know if it is ideal for me to make use of this plexus wheel when I don’t have any back pain or is it only used by people who suffer from back pains? I waiting to hear from you please. 

    • Thanks for your comment.  You don’t have to have back pain to use the Chirp Plexus Wheel, many people use it after a workout, to prevent muscle soreness.  I am sure you have seen people using foam rollers, and this is a great alternative.  The Plexus Wheel will remain uniform in shape and stay firm over time unlike many foam rollers on the market.  Another great aspect of the wheel is that it is great for localized knots, you can really get those hard to reach tight areas. And yes, hopefully, you will not have to take as much medication.

      Please let me know if you have any more questions, I am happy to help.

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