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My story starts 8 years ago. The doctors cut out two-thirds of my liver. I healed up and for about 1 year I was okay. I then started getting severe pain in my back. They found I had a growth that had eaten my L4 vertebra. It had also eaten the pads above and below the vertebrae! It ate the nerves that came through the L4 that go down to operate your lower legs. I was going to die so they said. I was put on palliative care and spent the next three years in bed in the fetal position. I was approached by the doctors and asked if they could do this experimental operation to see if they could repair my back. There was a 50/50 chance of living through it. I thought since I was dying anyway, why not. They put me on this cancer medication that was ten times stronger than average for a year so they could open me up. All of my teeth snapped off at the gums and fell out one by one. After about ten and half months my back broke and I shortened about 6 inches. The only thing that was holding me together was the growth. The top part of my spine went out, and the bottom part went in. The spinal cord had two ninety degree bends and was stretched about four inches between. Luckily the spinal cord wasn’t severed.
The doctors stretched me back to normal height and put a six inch piece of femur bone from a female cadaver. The operation was thirteen hours with six doctors. I am metal from the top of my shoulder to my tail bone. There are three different devices to hold everything and allow me to move. After, I healed amazingly and started to walk in a semi bent over position with a cane. The cords in the back of my legs had contracted from not using them over three years. I ate 300 mg’s of ovicodone per day for the pain. I was supported to go into the hospital to have my legs straightened when I got a diabetic ulcer on the bottom of my big toe. That took another three years to heal without having it amputated (that’s another story.) As I learned to walk in the semi crouched position, bending over at the same time, I developed a bend in the back. I am going to have my legs straightened in a couple of months. My back that was straight will still have the bend in it and would have taken extensive therapy to straighten. I saw the Dr. Ho belt on TV and thought it may help, so I ordered it. Since I have been using it, my back is straightening out. It also has taken a lot of my pain away so I don’t have to take nearly as many pills. I am walking better and no cane!
Thank you Dr. Ho. I am a firm believer of this product. It works miracles and I would recommend it to anyone. Again, thank you very much.
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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.