So if you hadn’t already heard or read, I was very lucky to be able to attend the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago, March 10th-12th. This was one of the best experiences I have had in my adult life. It was almost unreal. Anything you could possibly imagine for the home was there. All my favorite companies, brands, products, people, you name it, they were there.
One of the biggest reasons I attended, was to get to meet Telebrands CEO AJ Khubani, and see all the great As Seen on Tv products they had to show off, as well as many of the other As Seen on Tv companies. Through some wonderful contacts, I was lucky enough to be invited to sit in on Telebrands inventors day on Sunday and see actual inventors pitch their ideas and inventions in 5 minutes or less ( very much like the show Shark Tank) to Aj Khubani, Aj’s wife, Poonam as well as Pitchman Anthony Sullivan.
I saw several great inventions, but one of my favorites, of coarse was to see inventor Roland Berthiaume pitch his invention Lo-Bak TRAX. What is Lo-Bak TRAX? It is a portable spinal traction device. If you don’t already know what spinal traction is, its method of treating back pain that is meant to pull and separate the vertebrae apart from each other. The purpose of doing so is to create more space for your nerves where they exit the spinal column and/or to help relieve the pressure on the discs between the bones.
So if you haven’t already read in some of my other reviews, I suffer from lower back pain. It’s pretty much a daily issue. Its also one of the biggest reasons I hate to cook. In fact, up until recently, my back was hurting me so much I had to get my husband to give me massages almost daily. (I know it doesn’t really help with the discs and nerves and all that, it just felt good and was a good excuse for a massage).
Just over a month ago I started a new job working for an Eco friendly housecleaning company. For about a year I had already been housecleaning, but boy was it a totally different ball game. I had to work with entirely different products, which being eco friendly/ eco safe, they don’t have all those harsh chemicals to help do the work for me. So when it comes to the nasty gritty grimy stuff, it takes a whole lotta elbow grease to get the job done. You want to know what? In all my life, I have never been so physically sore and exhausted. As each week goes by, the soreness becomes less and less. Its starting to feel like that good kind of burning feeling you get after an awesome workout. I definitely feel like I’m getting more in shape.
Right around the same time I started this new job, Roland ( Lo-Bak TRAX inventor) found me on Twitter by way of a photo I had shared from the Housewares Show. You couldn’t imagine how happy I was! Because of course during the Telebrands Inventors Day, I never got a chance to ask any questions about the device. I knew immediately that his invention could be the key to my back pain relief. You see, not only did Roland invent this product, but he is a chiropractor! If I had the chance, you can believe I would have asked for an adjustment right there. Lol. No joke
With some simple and easy positions, we were shown how to use the Lo-Bak TRAX. Its just as easy as laying down, knees bent, ankles near your buttocks, and all you had to do was push down on the product as it sits on your thigh. As if the possibility of relief wasn’t enough to perk my interest, Lo-Bak TRAX is FDA approved. One of the other things that really stuck in my mind was when Roland showed us all some great stretching exercises you could also use Lo-Bak TRAX for.
Anyways, so after Roland found my on Twitter, he generously offered to send my a Lo-Bak TRAX. For just under a month I have been using my Lo-Bak TRAX on a regular basis. ESPECIALLY, before and after I go to work. Because my job is so physical, and involves a lot of bending and squatting, and running around, often times when I get home from Seattle, just sitting in the car, my muscles tense up and its extremely difficult to get out of my car even. But the first thing I do when I get home, is get my Lo-Bak TRAX! After I finish a few reps of traction on my lower back, I give my legs and hips and everything a good stretch. A few minutes later after I finish up, not only can I move easier, my muscles are not nearly so sore, but my back pain is nearly gone!
You have no idea how happy I am to finally have a product that actually helps relieve my pain. Seriously! I have actually been trying to get in to see my chiropractor for a very long time, but since I haven’t had health insurance in over two years, I would have to pay out of pocket. And at $45 a visit. It would have cost me just under $200 a month, which is nothing near what I can afford right now.
In the short amount of time I have been using my Lo-Bak TRAX I’m glad and thankful to say it has definitely helped my life for the better! My husband no longer has to give me daily back massages and I have even started to cook more often, and for that my husband is thankful