"Before Relief4Life, my back pain was at times unbearable. I did not participate in a lot of activities - not because I didn’t want to, but - because I knew that it was either going to hurt afterwards or that I would not feel comfortable doing it - feeling insecure. And it led for very boring life for me and cause some would say you're not very much fun and that bothered me.
For about the past 12 years, I have done epidurals with cortisone, I've had shots to the side of my hip, I've had multiple MRI's, I've had physical therapy that never really felt like it was doing enough. I've tried yoga, I've joined other gyms thinking that just weight loss could help. It got to the point where before I came here, I had met with a doctor and it was a possibility that if it did not continue after the shots that I received 6 months ago, if the pain continued, we would have to consider fusion of the bottom three discs; that they were saying were pretty much gone (deteriorated). So that's where I was before I came in here. You know, one last shot before not wanting to do surgery, because I knew that would make me more immobile than I was already.
Since doing Relief4Life for about the last 8 sessions, I've seen a tremendous difference - big and little. There are small things like just getting out of the car that I noticed the difference on how I stand up. There's a difference of when I get up in the morning and I get out of bed, I feel more refreshed and I've slept well. Whereas before I would toss and turn, I have to support myself with lots of pillows. Now I basically I just sleep on my back and I'm comfortable. I've noticed that I walk differently, I stand taller, I feel better and I think a lot that has to do with seeing such results in a short amount of time that it keeps me motivated to want to do more and to see better results. There are times when I do have a little pain here and there but I know what to do as far as stretching or adjusting, how I'm standing at that moment and it's becoming more natural as opposed to having to really think about it. Whereas before I have no idea what to do at all.
My hope is very very high at this point with the results that I've seen so far, I'm happier. My mood has changed, I think when I first came in here I was crying and now I'm smiling. I know that I've got a chance of turning this around. And I'm motivated by the other people that I see as well. I watch them when I'm doing my cardio and I’m thinking that’s going to be me and I'm on to healthier and more fit and better feeling."