BACK ON TRACK
A few months ago I was on vacation in Mount Sheba in Mpumalanga, and on the table at the place I was staying was a copy of the July PM issue. The article inside entitled ‘The back pain repair manual’ really interested me, as I have suffered from back pain for several months.
I’ve been trying to treat the pain without great success. When I stand up from the couch, my pain is excruciating – after about three or four steps, and a bit of limping, it seems to ease off.
However, after reading the article, I proceeded to do the exercises described, and after my first attempt,
I experienced a huge amount of relief (maybe in the range of 70–80 per cent improvement).
I never thought Popular Mechanics would publish articles to help heal your body! It worked for me, and I wanted to say thanks, and let you guys know that the magazine really has something for everyone.
Apie, I know what you’ve been going through! I too suffer from back pain sometimes, and it can really affect everything you do. I’m pleased to hear that our magazine helped you out with a body-mechanics issue. – Mark, Editor