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Back to LIfe Machine Informercial

meydey321mmeydey321 Posts: 2,435
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in Chronic Pain
Has anyone seen the informercial about the BackToLife continuous passive motion machine for back pain. It is a T-shaped machine that you use by laying on your back and resting your legs on it at a 90 degree angle and it supposedly gently stretches your lower back.
There was this back "specialist" that said it would take away the need to take costly painkillers that would have a cumulative dangerous effect on the body. It will take your pain away, regardless of how long you have had it, and it relieves mild to severe pain. All at 5 easy payments of $39.99. Proposterous!
One man said he was bedridden with back pain, and after a week was able to toss his 8 year old looking daughter up in the air and catch her and run around. Yeah, right.
Does anyone think that this is a scam? I sure do. Beware.


  • Yeah I've seen part of that Infomercial too! I'm sure it doesn't do all that they claim! Lol! But it looks like it might be good for a little gentle stretching. My mother in law ordered the "true back" something for like 70 dollars off the TV. It certainly doesn't do all that they promised! Lol! But it does provide some gentle stretching which does feel good. The hard part is getting down on the floor to use it and then back up!!
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  • A friend of ours bought one and brought it down to our office so I could try it...NOTHING,ZIP, NADDA! Glad I didn't pay for it.
    I don't how they can advertise such junk and still live themselves.
  • quack quack, if it looks and sounds like a duck it is. scam. i can't believe people can't be sued for false advertising . i like the cream you rub on or my favorite is the bracelet made of stainless steel. wear it and gets rid of pain. i'll stick with my meds and my dr's to help. people are plain stoopid who believe in this crap.
    :))( :))( :))( =)) =)) =))

    I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.
  • I don't know how they can charge so much money for that crap with a straight face. The doctor with the highest credential in that mess was a D.O. The other ones were chiropractors. Suzie, did you feel anything with the machine, did it even tickle? =))
    Jon, since you love this machine so much, we will all pitch in and buy you one =)) I wonder what will they come out with next, a bungee jumping back massager? :D
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  • Not even a tickle. I don't think people that don't have chronic pain quite get it. To even suggest that some contraption like that would help is RIDICULOUS!! =))
  • My sister in Alaska just emailed me the link for TrueBack. The concept is credible; however, to state that it would take away your back pain totally and forever is false advertising. I was thinking it may do in a pinch - to stretch out the back, vertebrae, ligaments, muscles, etc. but just as soon as you stand for more that 5 - 10 minutes, gravity takes over again and there you are back at square one.

    I also saw an infomercial about a drink (SUPPLE, I think?) that is supposed to work from the inside out. Sounds credible as well. BUT, not sure it would help out the spineys. Maybe those with inflammatory illnesses, but not as well as an anti-inflammatory medication would?

    OY! I tell you - it make me sad when people prey on others' weaknesses and try to exploit them for monetary gain.

    Take care my friends. Hope you have a relatively pain-free day!

  • i would rather have a massuse from hooters to massage my back than some machine that is a scam. what is really worrisome is that people believe this stuff. talk about desperate. people are desperate for pain relief and the same thing happens for the poor people who suffer from cancer. they will try anything for relief eventhough it does not work. leave it up to a chiro to advertise this stuff. what happened to people getting real care from real drs? i know people have bad experiences from drs and pain drs but pleeeeeeeeze. i think they have more knowledge about backs and pain than chiro's who advertise scam machines
    long live da matchines

    I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.
  • Yes, it is very bad to exploit people's weakness. It takes things back to selling snake oil. It's terrible that they feed on the desperation of others. If you know of any other scams out there, it would be appreciated to post them so that everyone is warned and done a great favor. And to give us something to laugh about :D I hope you all have a pain free and scam free day :)
  • wasn't there a guy who posted about a month ago recommending snail parts to people for helping pain? i specifically remember the guy because he also advertised his web site. i believe it was snail urine for some organ that came from a snail. give me a break. people called him on it and i havn't seen a post of his again

    I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.
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