"Ever since I was diagnosed with a prolapsed (slipped) disk, trapping three nerves, I had been in constant pain.
I tried yoga, Pilates, swimming, tens machine, pain killers, Chiropractor, Sports Rehabilitation.............. And then I tried a friends Physiopod machine and the pain reduced drastically. It was better and quicker than taking painkillers and I finally got a decent nights sleep. The first for over six months.
A slipped disc – known as a prolapsed or herniated disc – occurs when one of the discs that sit between the bones of the spine (the vertebrae) is damaged and presses on the nerves. This can cause back pain and neck pain, as well as symptoms such as numbness, a tingling sensation, or weakness in other areas of the body. The sciatic nerve is often affected in cases of slipped disc. It is the longest nerve in the body and runs from the back of the pelvis, through the buttocks and down both legs to the feet. If pressure is placed on the sciatic nerve (sciatica), it can cause mild to severe pain in the leg, hip or buttocks. (Source: NHS Sources)
From that day, I was hooked and after purchasing a DEEP OSCILLATION® Personal SPORTS, I have never looked back. I realise that I will always have a bad back but through the use of my 'zapper' and minimal pain relief, I am now going to the gym 4 times a week to do anything from spinning to body conditioning as well as walking at least 10,000+ steps in my normal working day.
I have also started sleeping in a tent, as scouting is my hobby, and before using my 'zapper' the thought of sleeping on the ground or walking on uneven surfaces was too much to contemplate however this year as the cub scouts were formed 100 years ago, I am going to enjoy the camp!
My 'zapper' goes on holiday with us and is usually needed if we do a lot of walking but I use it for a quick pain relief fix, without taking a lot of pain killers that take time to work.
Thank you Julie and Mary. You made me see that having a bad back is not all about medication, but by being open to trying new technologies that really do work. You have turned my life around and made me realise I can do anything I want, as long as it is planned and there are strategies in place to deal with things if they don't go right"
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