A breakthrough treatment for lower back pain will hand control to patients and healthcare professionals, transforming the lives of countless sufferers.
The ‘Pelvipro’ is a safe and effective drug-free answer to lower back pain. The ball-and-lever device is simple to use and portable, and looks set to be a game changer in the management and alleviation of pain.
People with lower back pain begin using the Pelvipro in sessions with specially-trained accredited physiotherapists. They then take the device home to continue managing their pain outside of regular visits to the clinic. They can also use the Pelvipro when access to a physio is difficult or impossible, such as when they are on holiday or at work.
Around a third of the adult population experiences lower back pain and, for 97 per cent of them, there is a musculoskeletal (MSK) cause. In trials with patients, the Pelvipro has been 100 per cent effective in reducing or eliminating MSK-related lower back pain. Seventy-five per cent of patients said it instantly reduced their pain.
Trials have been undertaken in Yorkshire and the North West among patients with varying degrees of lower back pain, from mild to severe.
Krista had back pain for three years before trialling the Pelvipro, and said she couldn’t believe how quickly she was out of pain.
“I’ve gone from being depressed and thinking that I’m never going to get better to not even thinking about it every day now,” she added.
Diane had been suffering with lower back pain for 20 years and found the Pelvipro invaluable in alleviating her pain.
“I know that, should I do something silly like twist with the shopping, then I’ve got a solution and it’s the Pelvipro,” she said.
“I can’t believe that such a simple product gives me such a massive benefit. It’s unbelievable.”
The innovative device has been developed by Harrogate physiotherapist Chris Aldred. He has spent more than a decade refining the Pelvipro design to ensure it delivers a highly-effective and safe treatment for lower back pain.
Chris said: “Issues such as an asymmetry of the pelvis and instability of the lumbo-pelvic-femoral system are the main causes of lower back pain. It can have a debilitating effect on a sufferer’s everyday life. The Pelvipro realigns the pelvis, which realigns the spine and the hips. It helps strengthen muscles and heal damaged tissues. All of this leads to a reduction or elimination of pain.
“The Pelvipro is so simple and easy to use that patients are unable to damage themselves by using it incorrectly. They can build upon improvements made with their physio and take control of their pain whenever they need to.”