Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon, founder and Lead Clinician
London Spine Clinic Ltd, based on Harley Street, London.
Qualified in 1983, appointed as a consultant neurosurgeon in
1993, concentrated exclusively in the management of
patients with spinal disorders for the last 20+ years.
We’re on a mission at BackPainHelp to help improve the nations back health.
Why? Because we know that back pain is so debilitating both physically and mentally and its such an incredibly common problem.
So we wanted to do something about it. We wanted to do something different, something better, in short develop solutions that actually work and help people with back pain.
Our goal is to provide the complete solution to help our customers maintain a healthy back. Offering solutions of drug free pain relief, ways to improve your posture, exercises to strengthen your core abdominal & back stabiliser muscles and nutrition.
25+ years of consumer marketing experience (SSL
International plc / Reckitt Benckiser plc, Princes Foods
and John West). Held a variety of senior marketing roles
as Global and UK Marketing Director, MBA from
Manchester Business School and Marketing Society
BACKs mission going forward
We decided to combine our 40+ years of experience of being a leading Harley Street, Spinal Neurosurgeon with world leading product design and innovation.
We built a great team, added a good sprinkling of passion and hard work to create what we believe is a unique range of products.
Going forward we intend to combine our existing unique product portfolio with a new service offering supporting our expertise in how to treat, recover and prevent back pain. Our goal is to make this easily accessible, so as many people as possible can benefit from our knowledge and help you get on, pain free, with your normal daily lives.
You do get the choice of 2 gel pads (oh they feel cold and sticky when first applied) but soon warm up with body heat and boy do they stick! One is for larger areas like lower back and one is for smaller areas like shoulders. You can alter the intensity levels by pressing the + button either on the massager unit or by the remote control, the lowest is level is 1 the highest is 15.
I have tried them all and i have to say the back mode i found to be the most intense, i could only tolerate it on the number 4 level but i would assume each individual would be different, the abdomen mode was my favourite by far, i found it to be very relaxing. I have only been using the device for a few days so it's too early to say if it will help my sciatica and lower back pain but i am hopeful and will carry on using it.
When i removed the gel pad i thought i might have acquired a very sticky back but no residue was left behind or any stickiness to be found, the pads can be used many times over and you can purchase extra pads separately. Everything can be placed into the zip storage case afterwards so it keeps everything neat and dust free until your ready to use it again.
I have tested this on my neck, shoulder, upper arm and lower back and in my opinion it works really well with the increase in power being in small increments allowing me to find just the right setting for the targeted area.
I was keen to try this out on my hands as I suffer from arthritis mainly in my thumbs so have been using it daily on my hands with the smaller pad. I have been pleased with the results and found this has gradually helped lessen the pain I suffer during the day.
The pads are reusable up to 50 cycles and you can clean them off with a small amount of water when the adhesion starts to fail. Additional/replacement pads can be purchased for around £7 each.
Overall I have found this simple to use, and the adjustment is good and has a good variety of different modes for targeted areas, and it has a useful carry case to store everything. I found it did help to relive pain and relax tightened mussels and I was also pleased that it worked with and helped relive pain in my hands.
This arrived in perfect condition In its own branded box. I
You get everything you need to start using this, and it also has a nice looking case to keep it in.
These devices work by sending pulses to your brain before the pain messages reach there (or something like that) and you control it by a touch handheld device that allows you to select the right setting for your needs. The pulse that gets sent feels like an electric shock, so it's best to start off at the lowest level . It's a lot of trial and error until you learn which levels are best for your needs.
It's really worth sticking at it until you find your ideal settings.
The patches that you put on your skin will need replacing at some point.
Very strong built.
It will keep your posture in shape
Veey lightweight but strong.
Good for posture correction.
Not designed for long trips, you may find them too harsh at the start.
I first bought a pair of these about 8 months ago for my dad and you can see in the picture they have been well used. Now my mum wanted a pair so got her two pairs as a present so she can put them into two different pairs of shoes. They both love them and feel really supportive ….
I have been using it for about 2 weeks now after finding my lower back was getting painful sat at my home office desk during lockdown. I noticed the difference straight away and it’s pretty cool. Its so simple but it works!
My gran has had a problem with her neck for a while and she has been complaining of neck pain and headaches. I told her to start using a brace and bought her this one. She loves it 😃 she wears it every night whilst watching TV before bed and she doesn’t get the pain anymore and the headache. I said she should have got one years ago ! She finds it really lightweight and comfortable and is a very happy user. Highly recommended and well done to the company !!
After feeling really conscious about my posture for a while and getting shoulder pain I thought I would give one of these a try. Wow it’s quite remarkable how effective it has been for me. For such a simple product it really works. I’m very happy with the quality and I think it’s was a good decision paying for this brand as I think it’s going to last. Money well spent and no more shoulder and neck pain … hurray !
The product meets the description. The product is three-quarters, so it can be good for larger or smaller shoes. Comfortable to wear. I tested this product in my safety shoes.
I currently have a job that involves walking 7-10 km a day.
The product provides comfortable wear throughout the shift. I like the heels raised.
For me, it's good and comfortable. I have a bone growth in my heel that often hurts in flat shoes. This insole helps with my problem.
The price is right for me.
So I can recommend it with a good heart!
Having long term back aches and stiffness, I am always looking for ways to either manage or eliminate these symptoms. Once I saw the SpineGym advert, I right away recognised the benefits this would supply to accomplish my goal - a strong core. Now that I have been using SpineGym once a day (Just 20reps/day) for two weeks, my back aches are diminished. Since the method of using it also engages the upper chest and shoulders, it helps to correct the natural tendency we all have to slouch forward, and I can feel I walk more upright now with my neck, head & shoulders pulled back.
What makes more sense than core training in a stand up position? Customer support is 100% I highly recommend both SpineGym and the team behind it.