"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."
"Now I hurt my back in 1998 and I have been dealing basically with back pain and stenosis and numbness and that sort of thing ever since. So, then I came to you and we’ve had what 8 sessions I guess now. And just like yesterday, I rode my bike down to the golf tournament in Hilton Head and it was about about 8 miles each way, walked around the golf course. I could not done that you know before, I did it then.
Well, I was skeptical because you know people try shots, they try a lot of different gizmos, or cures and I didn't want to go there. I just believed in what I read, and once I met Ian, then I was really pretty well convinced that this is what I wanted to do and I'm clearly glad I did it.
I would definitely recommend Relief4Life, believe it or not I've done it, so I know how I feel, how I felt and it's pretty astounding what happened. If somebody is skeptical about what you are doing, or what we are doing here, I would just merely explain to them don't take my word for it. Go there, see what they can do, watch what they do, they give you a video that you can do at home so you're never really going to be away from it. So if they're skeptical I say "Hey, I know a lot of people who are when they have had problem. Just try it."
"Before Relief4Life I had severe pains running up and down my right on my right leg and nothing seemed to help. My pain before was continuous, shooting pains down my right side and my back and it prevented me from walking normally and doing many things that I am used to doing.
From Relief4Life I end up…my pain is less than I was before and I feel like I could get it under control. I can walk free of pain.
I really wasn't skeptical because I tried many things from chiropractors to other programs and nothing seemed to help so I was willing to try anything. I certainly would recommend this program for anyone who has back pain."
"Before Relief4Life, I had experienced 3 major back injuries and I lived with back pain, medical injections, different things, chiropractic and lived with upper and lower back pain for years. Heavy carpentry and labor type intensive of work and within 2 weeks after coming to Relief4Life, I experienced zero back pain and I feel strong, I've lost a considerable amount of weight and I just feel better about life in general, I have more energy and I am ready to meet the day and I thank the people here at Relief4Life for that.
What was your life [like] before Relief4Life program?
“It was a life of stiffness and I couldn't hit the golf ball as far as I would have liked to have hit it. But I did play tennis with a brace on and for a period of time, I used a brace when I was playing golf.”
How long have you experienced your back pain before Relief4Life?
“50 years “
Okay, How long [have you been] doing the Relief4Life program?
“About 3 weeks. Well I had many Chiropractic treatments and I had a disc enzyme treatment which was in lieu of a laminectomy about 30 years ago, and that worked for a while. And my back had been in somewhat of a holding period of considerable stiffness.”
Have you been skeptical about using [Relief4Life] at first?
“Oh yeah. Indeed.”
Can you tell me a little bit about that? Why were you skeptical?
“Well because my back was straightened and a stiff position and I was skeptical that exercise could relieved that condition. After two weeks of the program my back is fine. Relief4Life has added 20-30 yards to my drive, and made me more comfortable hitting the ball.
I would recommend Relief4Life for golfers… I would recommend Relief4life for anyone who has a back problem.”
"Before Back Pain Relief4Life I had back pain and I had in the Marine Corps, injured my back. I used to have spondylolisthesis so I had a clean breakaway across my back. That was back in 2006 and surgery. Had surgery in 2007, four titanium balls in the back and an L5/S1 fusion and since I've been trying to get back to the same level of fitness I had been in the past. I had been in a pretty rigorous workout regime, but I was getting to the point where I could only workout about 2 days, then I had to take about a week to 10 days off before I could try again and it just was not working for me. So, I thought I was going to have to suck it up and just keep dealing with it.
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Yoga and back pain is a common issue that we see on a regular basis. This video explains our experience and the science behind yoga and back pain. The biggest thing to take away from all this is that your core musculature should be prepared before doing yoga and that you should not go into yoga with back pain. If your core integrity is sub par then the spinal flexion in yoga can create more damage and micro trauma to the lower back. We recommend http://www.backpainrelief4life.com/ to eliminate back pain and prepare yourself for doing yoga or even a strength and conditioning program.Click the link to see if Back Pain Relief4Life is what you are looking for when it come to back pain relief.
Hey! What's going on? It's Ian Hart here, back pain relief expert, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Co-Creator of Back Pain Relief4Life.
So today I am going to speak to you about posture and back pain. There is numerous different things I can speak about, but today I am going to speak about something in particular which has to do with the diaphragm. The diaphragm supported by intercostals in the ab muscles. When these muscles are weak, it can actually lead to shorter breaths and less oxygen uptakein the body. When you have these strengthened, then you are going to get more oxygen to the body and that is one benefit. But the other side of it is if they are weak, it's going to change your posture and then that is going to cause back pain or can lead to back pain; and I am going to explain a little bit later about what we see with the typical client with back pain many times. So just in general, better posture is going to lead to a better body function, correct muscular imbalances or take away muscular imbalances. So you are just going to feel better in general, but you are also going to breathe better.
As a Golf Back Pain Relief Expert and Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) we frequently get questions about back pain and golf. This video explains not only golf back pain relief but why it is so important to improve and increase core musculature and rotational stability for golf. A golf swing is an explosive power movement that requires fast twitch muscle recruitment. If the muscle that support the spine are not prepared for this type of movement, it can and will cause micro trauma to the spine leading to pain, discomfort and muscular imbalances. Click the link here to prevent micro trauma or damage to the spine and get golf back pain relief here http://www.backpainrelief4life.com/golf/