I suffered with back pain for most of my life. When I got in my 20’s, I decided to go see a chiropractor, who told me that I had curvature of the spine from a previous fall. The chiropractor assured me that although my spine was curved, it could be fixed. The chiropractor explained a series of adjustments we would go through to correct the problem. After a few months, I felt better than I ever had in my life. I was cured!
The problem was that I had to keep going to see the chiropractor each week to keep up my newly found spinal alignment. I had to pay a 25 dollar co-pay at each appointment. When I was laid off later that year, I had no choice but to stop going to see the chiropractor. It wasn’t long before my backaches started to return. That’s when I came across a product called Spine-Worx.
Spine-Worx is an at-home product which was designed by a chiropractor. It is a plastic board which you lay on when you are flat on the floor. The weight of your body presses against the board, which features a curved area. The weight of your body is supposed to naturally align your spine back to the way it is supposed to be in.
I was very skeptical when I first read about Spine-Worx, but it was much less expensive than going to the chiropractor, especially now that I had no insurance, so I decided to give it a try. I ordered one online at Amazon and in about 4 days, it was sitting in a box on my front porch.
I tried it right away. The first time I used it, it felt kind of uncomfortable as I was laying on it, because the pressure of my spine felt awkward on the board. The directions did mention that it would take several weeks of use before you could expect to see significant results. I kept using the board each day, and each day it felt more and more comfortable. Finally, I did experience a significant improvement in my back pain.
Ultimately, I found that the Spine-Worx board did produce results for me. When I got a new job with benefits, I did return to the chiropractor, and now see the chiropractor occasionally for adjustments. However, the Spine-Worx board is great if you cannot afford the chiropractor, or if you experience discomfort between sessions. In my experience, Spine-Worx is probably most useful as a supplement to chiropractic care, and not as a replacement.
There are several limitations to using Spine-Worx. The manufacturer’s website states that the board is not meant to be used for those under 16 or 17 years old, as their skeletal development is not yet complete. The board is meant for mid and lower back alignment, and not cervical (neck adjustments).
Overall, I was very pleased with Spine-Worx. And it may provide some much needed comfort for those who cannot afford to see the chiropractor often, or at all. I know that I will be keeping my Spine-Worx board around for a long time