Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; Book and Access edition (December 10, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 4.2 x 8.4 inches
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I have to say that I was skeptical about what this product could do for me, but I read some good things in blogs and at under $15, I had to try it out.MY STORY:I had surgery on my lower spine in high school for ruptured discs, but never had any pain relief from the sciatica until I found a fantastic chiropractor who took me from walking with a cane to being pain free in about 2 years. Gradually the visits trailed off to once or twice a year as needed.Recently, I added 3 days of walking to my exercise routine and I developed a lot of nagging low back and hip pain, which was much different from the unbearable shooting pain of sciatica. I was constantly going to the chiropractor to get my back adjusted, but then it would tighten right up again after a few days of exercise, so I was going for adjustments sometimes twice a week.ABOUT THE EXERCISE:This is not a quick exercise - plan to spend at least 30 minutes to an hour each session for it to be effective. It's more like yoga where you concentrate on your breathing and relaxation. If laying still for an hour sounds like torture, this is not a good choice for you. Also, I can only attest to the product's effect on my low back and hip pain. The balls don't seem to effect my periferal joints like knees, but I also don't have problems there.The first time I used the Miracle Balls and I felt my spine "adjust" itself, I was amazed and a little frightened.I know enough to tell someone how to crack my upper spine for tightness between my shoulder blades, but I have never been able to do anything for my low back. It is a mess from the surgery, and usually very tight and inflamed.
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