“About 25 years ago, I was diagnosed with something called spinal stenosis which is actually arthritis in the back and I’ve done all kinds of steroidal injections; I’ve done all kinds of different exercises; I’ve been on all kinds anti-inflammatories over and number of years and in quite frankly they were just all stop gap measures and in one that gave me temporary relief but nothing in a long-term basis.
I’ve been following the program for about 3 and a half months now and quite frankly I can get out of the bed in the morning better than I have in 30 years. I’m able to bent over and pick up the papers in the morning, which I wasn’t able to do. I walk more upright, I’m not as stoved over like I have been in the past and quite frankly I credit it all the exercises in this program. I’m religious about it now – I do it at least once, if not twice a day and it’s helped me considerably.
I recommend it as a measure with anybody that has tried anything else and it hasn’t worked. Try this before surgery- and believe me there were enough surgeons that wanted me to go under the knife and do the things that I didn’t want to, just because it’s a spinal cord injury and I’ve heard all kinds of horrible things about that with the results you know it’s a 50-50 shot and I’ve really been putting that off for years and years and I’m glad I did because now I feel a lot better, and I feel alot better now I’ve been doing the exercises.
Well, I guess in the beginning, I was skeptical about just exercise because I’ve done so many exercises, so many different kinds of exercises that had been placed on me, that I’ve taken. You know, it may give you a little bit of relief, I’ve done all kinds of stretches, whatever it might be but these work better than anything else I’ve tried in the past.
My back is a lot freer, I’m actually even to an extent running now, I haven’t run in 15 to 20 years! The pounding on running isn’t good for your back obviously any neurosurgeon will tell you that. And now I could even run couple of miles now and it doesn’t bother me afterwards. So I’m up in my training more. I’d like to lose a lot more weight obviously and I’ve lost a little bit since I’ve been working out, but I need to lose a lot more and I think that may able to help my back even more. My knees feel good now, no sciatic pain down my leg which I had in the past, I could sit much more comfortably than I have in my past. But the biggest thing is I’m not just walking – and you know I’m 65 years old, but – I’m not walking like an 85 yrs old man or 90 yrs old man and unfortunately when I had the attacks of my back over and number of years, I would walk all stoved over and look much more than my age quite frankly.
My life after Relief4Life has been a lot different. Obviously I can do things that I haven’t in the past. You know I can play golf 3 or 4 times in a week, I can only play once or twice in the past and then my back would hurt me even after 3, 4 or 5 times, a relationship with exercise are concerned under Relief4Life, I felt much better – no pain and I wasn’t all stoved over like I’ve mentioned before, looking like some decrepit, hundred year-old man or something like that and believe me in the morning that is exactly what I look like. I’d get out of bed and would take me 10 or 15 minutes before I could straighten up. Now I jump out of bed. I could jump outside and pick up the paper. I could do a lot more things than I have in the past – golf, running, more exercise than I haven’t been able to go in the past in relationship to lifting weights and the things that could keep me strong as I age. Well I’ve had the back pain probably for almost 20-25 years. I played rugby until I was 40 and that’s when it really started in earnest and so that’s 25 years ago and so I’ve had it for 25 years but in the last 3 months I’ve basically have no back pain whatsoever. So it’s a lot different for me in life and it’s great!
About how many sessions until I really started feeling better would probably about 4 or 5. I knew it take at least that much and that 4 or 5 sessions was really in the first week so you know 5, 6 days where I really started to feel different in relationship to where my posture is concerned and bending over and I could even touch my toes now. I haven’t been able to touch my toes in 20 years and that has little something to do with my hamstrings also and some of the things I’ve been working out. But it was basically my back, my back restricted a lot that I did and now I don’t have that restrictions anymore.
As far as recommending Relief4Life? Definitely! I mean there’s so many things that I’ve tried. I talked about steroid injections and I’ve probably went through with that about 6 or 8 of those in a number of different places that I lived with different doctors and some were excellent doctors and some these same doctors told me it was time for me to get operated on and it’s something I really don’t want to go under. You hear all kinds of things in relationship to spinal operations. It’s not something that I wanted to undertaken and Relief4Life quite frankly has been able to put that off for me. So I feel very grateful that I tried this new set of exercises, stretching exercises and it’s helped me out dramatically.”