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I am 79 yrs old and have always enjoyed playing golf. I am not great at it but I do enjoy it. About 5 years ago I had to start limiting myself to nine holes because of back pain, this year I have had to rest after every 3 or 4 holes because of pain but about a month ago my wife purchased your pain relief therapy and I have been giving myself 30 min. treatments each day since and today for the first time this year I was able to complete 9 holes with no discomfort at all.
Just over a year ago, my sciatic nerve discovered me. I woke up one morning and felt rather stiff. Wrote that off to the way I was sleeping with my dog pushed up behind me. I was able to walk about a half block when the pain along my left leg became severe. Literally, I had to sit down on the sidewalk as it felt like I had been stabbed in several locations along my left leg. Five visits to an acupuncturist was able to get me walking again. For continued treatment, I would take the odd acupuncture treatment, massage and took up yoga to help build up strength and open up the back muscles. However, moving, lifting or walking for long distances can often bring about a new episode, albeit not as bad as the initial one.
I went cross country skiing and returned home to find that the outside of my upper thigh was starting to tighten up and a dull pain was commencing in the area. I tried Dr. Ho's muscle therapy for the first time. It was rather interesting to see the muscles contracting and releasing. I applied the pads to my thigh for twenty minutes and then placed them on my lower back for 45 minutes. About an hour later I noticed a significant decrease in pain. Later in the evening in hit me that I was feeling pretty good and was able to take the dog for a lengthy walk.
Now, whenever I feel pain and\or stiffness in my leg or back, I apply Dr. Ho's tens machine. It is proving to be remarkably effective in stopping the pain and getting me going again. This is proving to be extremely convenient as I do not have to spend the time and money to go for massage therapy or an acupuncture treatment on a regular basis. I have now integrated it into my treatment program. I have been so successful in treating my condition that a friend with similar issues is now planning to purchase his own unit.
I found Dr. Ho's system to be fool proof. It is extremely easy and safe to use. The enclosed DVD was very helpful and covers just about everything you need to know about its operation. It is compact and not cumbersome. The wires are long enough to reach any area of the body requiring treatment. I like the idea of the three timer settings which ensures you do not fall asleep with it on.
Suggestion - On\Off Intensity Adjuster - Make the dial a little stiffer to rotate in order to prevent it from moving by accident.
I would not have believed that such a small device operating on two AAA batteries would offer such relief and effectiveness. Nice job Dr. Ho!
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2-in-1 Decompression Back Belt with FREE Magic Heat Pad
The HoPhysio Decompression Belt is a revolutionary new product engineered to help relieve a lifetime of back pain in as little as 30 minutes.
The Decompression Belt helps provide relief for:
The Decompression Belt is clinically observed to help (click on subject to read more):
- Decompress lower back joints & spinal discs
- Lift & keep upper body weight off lower back
- Stabilizes lower back & improves posture
- Strengthens back and core
- Stretch & relieve tight lower back muscles
- Relieve lower back pain & stiffness
Decompress lower back joints & spinal discs
As the HoPhysio Belt inflates with air, it expands vertically, gently stretching and tractioning the lower back. This gentle traction helps decompress the spinal discs.
Decompression helps relieve pressure off pinched nerves, degenerative, herniated, and bulging discs. Relieving the pressure allows degenerative discs to get the water, oxygen, and nutrients it requires for faster healing. It permits herniated and bulging discs to return to their normal position and condition. And reducing the constriction on pinched nerves such as the sciatic nerve helps relieve shooting leg pains.
In fact, a recent study involving 219 patients with degenerative disc diseases and herniated discs found that of those who completed spinal decompression therapy, 86% showed immediate improvement and resolution of their symptoms. (1)
With the HoPhysio Belt, you don’t need to make appointments and go to expensive clinics. The HoPhysio Belt makes home physio possible and affordable for people with chronic back pain. Now you can decompress your back whether you’re standing, walking, sitting, or lying down.
1 Glonis T., Groteke E. Spinal Decompression. Orth Tech Review 5(6):36-39; Nov-Dec 2003.
Lift & keep upper body weight off lower back
Pressure equals pain. Whether it’s work-related, gravity, or simply the weight of your upper body – pressure on your lower back can cause pain. If you could unload some weight off your back, you could have less back pain.
The HoPhysio Decompression Belt is not just a regular support belt. When it is inflated, it increases in height by 4 inches (7.5 cm). Since the Belt cradles the hip and the lower rib cage, it helps lift your upper body, unloading the weight off the lower back and allowing the muscles to relax. In doing so, the Belt helps decrease pressure on your back, stretches tight muscles, and decompresses the discs. Less pressure means less pain.
In fact, it has been demonstrated that the Belt can lift at least 20 lbs off your back. Imagine taking 20 lbs of painful pressure off your back! Imagine the relief!
Stabilizes lower back & improves posture
With aging, regular wear & tear, degenerative and herniated discs, the back can become unstable. Sometimes, the simple act of bending forward can trigger severe back pain and muscle spasms. This occurs because the muscles are working so hard to hold the spine together.
By providing strong support and stabilization for the lower back, the HoPhysio Belt helps prevent this from occurring. The Belt helps hold your mid-section together to help support and stabilize your spine and muscles.
With such support, you will stand taller and straighter, because it helps stop you from slouching. This not only helps improve your posture, but also helps reduces the strain and pain on your back.
Strengthens back and core
Contrary to common belief, wearing the HoPhysio Belt will not weaken your back. In fact, it can actually help strengthen your back and core.
With the HoPhysio Belt, you can get the support and pain relief you need to be active and do the things you’ve always avoided. By being active, you engage your back and abdominal muscles (collectively, your core) which helps keep them strong and healthy.
Stretch & relieve tight lower back muscles
With injuries and misalignments (eg. Herniated or bulging disc, spinal stenosis, scoliosis), the surrounding muscles may automatically contract to help support and protect the area of pain. Over time, these muscle contractions can lead to tight muscles and severe muscle tension. Muscle tension can cause stress on the spine and aggravate lower back pain.
When inflated, the HoPhysio Belt gently pushes down on the hip and up on the lower rib to help stretch the muscles of the lower back. Stretching can help elongate muscles to help reduce stress on the surrounding joints. It can also help increase your range of motion and improve your flexibility to help make daily activities easier
Relieve lower back pain & stiffness
By providing decompression therapy, relieving painful pressure, stabilizing the lower back, improving core strength, and stretching tight muscles, many people have reported getting fast relief from their lower back pain using the HoPhysio Decompression Belt.