Popular Mechanics (South Africa) - - Letters - APIE BREET LIM­POPO

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

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