I have very bad disc degeneration, and it started about 8 years ago (I am only 60). I had to stop working because my back just could not handle working a full day. First I went to half days, then I finally got to where I had to go on disability (which I feel guilty for having to do that, but I guess that is what I have paid taxes for many years). Plus I really miss work. I loved my last job I had and was heartbroken when I had to walk away from it.
Well anyway, I have had four back surgeries and so many shots in my spine I can't even count them anymore. The pain is excruciating. It takes very strong pain pills to touch the pain. The last one I was on was Dilaudid, but it had so many side effects it about killed me. It really sucks, as I am sure you know if you are reading this, to be in constant chronic pain. I use a cart in the grocery store to get one item just so I can lay over the handle of the cart to help the pain.
So I decided to get one of these and give it a try. I have used it for about a week and have been slowly increasing the use and number of reps through the week. Well, today I had the lowest pain through the day that I have had in years. I will continue to use it and see if it was a fluke or if it is helping. I do know that when I lay down on the bed and use it a few reps and then stop, I can just lay there and until I get up, it feels like heaven. I have NO pain if I lay on the bed and not move for a while after using it. If that is the only relief I get, it is worth it. Because that time after my stretching feels SOOOOO good.
So I am hopeful that if I continue with it, things will continue to improve. One problem I have is when you start using it you might be using some muscles that have not been used like that in a long time, or ever. So I don't know the technical names for body parts, but I am sore in the mid-chest and mid sides from pushing just because those muscles on me are out of shape but the longer I use it, the stronger those muscles should get. So just watch that and maybe start a little slower then I did to build up those muscles that are not used to that movement of pushing like that.
And last, and I hope I don't get in trouble for saying this, but I ordered mine off of eBay direct from China, and it cost me $15.00 including postage. Like I say, I live on disability and watching my money is very important. It is the exact same product, but you don't get the CD, but you can go to YouTube for that. So it is well worth the $15.00 I spent on it.
Good luck with yours. It is worth it.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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