What can I say, when I was in my mid/early 50's I tweaked my lower back. I am active, but no longer a "runner" for exercise, but remain very active. My lower back has given me problems for years. As time passed, I really paid attention to what part of my back was bothering me, and what were the symptoms other than midlevel pain was I experiencing. I had grown accustom to the periodic tingling sensation I had in my legs, as well as (some times) light headed feeling I had when I would begin my walk. Not to mention, on a regular basis, my stride was shortened (I am 6'4") due to the tightness in my lower back. SO- - - - I took a leap of faith, and wanted to address this without seeing a chiropractor (I never have). After years of high school and college football, and the abuse I put my body through with those once famous "head on collisions", I knew my back/spinal column absorbed the majority of those impacts, and finally caught up with me. I received my IronMan 4000 a week before I started my 2 week vacation. No one recommended the IronMan to me, I simply did my homework. I used the IronMan the week leading up to vacation, and felt immediate, and indescribable relief in my back. I went on vacation, and over a two week time, treking beach stuff on a daily basis through the sand, my back was back to pre IronMan conditions. ODD . . . I could not wait to get back from vacation to get on the inversion table. Now back 2 weeks, and religiously using the 4000 once in the morning, gradually moving from 5 minutes per session, to now 8, and probably the maximum of 10 minutes per session in the next couple of days. I am such a true believer that for me personally, this has fixed my back. Is my back free of any aches and pains - absolutely not. It is stiff in the morning, but I believe it is that way as a simple reminder that I am not as young as I once was. For me personally, and the years it took for me to analyze and diagnose my own condition, I AM SO HAPPY THAT I MADE THE INVESTMENT.
Great Exercise ball. I'm seeing a doctor at Airsotti and they suggested I use a ball for some of my therapy. Instead of asking what they had in stock I search on *** for a ball with good reviews and so far this is works well with my therapy. Funny thing is they stopped me doing the exercise I was doing to use this ball, but they did give me advise on other exercises to do with the ball. Look forward to more challenging therapy.
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