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Precious BamaPPrecious Bama Posts: 35
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:22 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Just wondering if anyone here has used this machine before they had surgery. There was an infomercial on tv today that I saw but they did not mention degenerative disc problems.


  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,790
    Hi Brenda, You know the old saying "IF IT SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT PROBABLY IS' Sorry.
    Good luck, Jim
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    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
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  • I watched the videos and read through all of the information listed on their web site and it seems that there's very little "meat and potatoes" when it comes to any research behind the device. In fact other than their "testimonials", there's no stats to back up it's claims.

    If you look at it, you can actually do the same thing SAFER by simply getting an exercise ball. Plus you can do far more things for yourself with the ball and it's all PROVEN. Is well documented to work and is even used in PT clinics around the world. That's the kind of testimonial I'd be looking for!

    My $.02 worth

  • 8/22/2008 - Melody writes:
    BACK TO LIFE MACHINE is worthless and company tries to cheat their customers. Product does not work, came broken, had to wait for replacement part, then when it did come It did not work, BIG LIE. Got a RMA number sent the machine with the new part already on it as well as the broken part enclosed paid 25.00 for a box that weighed 14 pounds. I never got my efund. Called them weeks after they got it . They never called or wrote but are claiming they only got the broken part. What sleeze bags! The plastic piece weighed about an ounce the boc that went back was huge and weighed 14 pounds. I think they are sleezy and someone there has sticky fingers. They won't refund my money BEWARE OF THIS SLEEZY COMPANY!!!

  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,319
    ball will in fact provide you with the same basic stretching that that device can.

    When it comes to spinal pain, there is No quick fix
    Don't try to look for that miracle pill, miracle injection, miracle device that is going to take care of everything and make you pain free.

    Instead, look for those treatments that can help you manage you pain. Ideally, this is done without narcotic pain medications.

    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • The Back 2 Life device is an absolute fraud.

    There is NO SUCH THING as 'Passive Continuous Motion' to relieve back pain.

    I exchanged emails with the Back2Life's spokesperson, Dr Mark Darrow, MD from UCLA.

    Dr. Darrow admitted he is simply a paid spokesperson and does not use the Back2Life on his own patients.

    The ONLY way to alleviate the pain and symptoms of degenerative disc disease is thru Spinal Decompression, which allows for rehydration of the spinal disks.

    FYI I am currently working with a doctor who has invented an amazing home-use Spinal Decompression device. The product is called 'Spinal Stretch' and hopefully be available by July 2009.

    The 'Spinal Stretch' is based on the proven scientific research and protocols, and holds the potential to revolutionize the field of home-based spine care therapy.

    Will keep you all posted as things progress.

  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,319
    Yes, many effective spinal exercises can be done with those large exercise balls.
    The set is too much to document in one post. I would suggest searching online. Use the phrase: uses of exercise balls and you will get pages of information.

    One thing that I have used these balls for is a Chair!
    I dont do it all the time, but sitting on one of those balls, has helped much more than any other expensive chair.
    The key is that sitting on those balls, force you into proper posture.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • One of the best ways to find out if something is useful or fraudulent is to look at one of the major auction websites. If people are selling the product/service for super cheep, they're trying to make a point!
  • I wrote about this infomercial many months ago, and I still think the company and their claims are bogus and full of $%^t. Thanks :H
  • I agree with meydey321 and Laurel earlier on this one. The machine doesn't do anything a person can do themselves with a medium arobic ball. I even got my surgeons imput on it and on the DRX9000 treatments I had to stop going to due to increased pain. He calls them all a "Glorified money making machine".

    Note: I realize some may say they have had success or less pain, and that's good, however with those of us with back pain, the MIND can do some incredible things.
  • OK YES I BOUGHT ONE. I would try anything and yes they know it. I find this machine very relaxing Yes laying on the floor is a pain I put some blankets down first. You can adjust the height of the machine and I use it for a 6'6 person and I am not near that tall. It gives me a nice stretch I play my relaxion tapes with it and I have fallen to sleep. When I feel like I am in so much pain I can't handle it I plug the machine in and plug in the cd and feel much better. I have not had much relief pain wise but, for me it is worth it due to the peace of mind I get when I use it. THeir is always good comments and bad with anything you buy. I have read the posts for the good and bad. THe one problem I see alot of is not being able to afford it and seeing people posting to buy used ones I have it like I said and enjoy it even tho it has not done anything really for my back problem. Me to relax and feel good is well worth the $200.
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