News of Medicine
Ever since he was involved in a motorcycle accident 20 years ago, Steve Lydon has suffered bad lower-back pain. Now Steve, 43, from Northleach, Gloucestershire is benefiting from a new device, designed specifically to relieve pain in that region.
Called Flexibak, it is made of eight wooden segments, each sitting independently on a self-lubricating nylon-covered aluminum rod. The patient lies on the floor, slips Flexibak under the pelvis and rocks gently from side to side, allowing the segments to massage his back.
The segments, and spaces between are designed to support the lower spinal column in such a way that gravity begins to reverse the compression accumulated throughout the day. As the weight-bearing lower lumbar spinal joints relax, pressure is relieved on any inflamed muscles, strained tendons, bulging discs and compressed nerves. Steve, who has used Flexibak for six months, says his spine is better than at any time since the accident.
The device, which was invented by British osteopath Jason Rosser, has been clinically tested and has helped patients suffering from a range of problems, including arthritis, sports injuries and rheumatism. It also proved particularly beneficial to pregnant women.