My name’s Donna Emmanuel. I’m a professor in the College of Music at the University of North Texas. I’ve been under chiropractic care for about 30 years. I was in a car accident and because I’m a musician, it really impacted my being able to perform and play.
So I started chiropractic treatment. I had a chronic problem with one of my vertebrae in my thoracic area and that has been a very difficult thing to remedy. It’s caused a lot of problems. I often get shooting pains down my neck and down my left arm, shoulder problems, neck problems. And these have been chronic for 30 years now.
Since I’ve been using the Loop (Backloop), my posture has improved. I’ve had people comment on the difference in my posture. The shooting pains in my neck and going down my arm have disappeared.
I use the Loop every day. Sometimes I only use it one time a day, sometimes I used it three times a day. And the way that I’m using it right now is with the cushion fairly far down my spine and I’m descending 40 times. And those are fairly quick. So it doesn’t take me long at all to do this as compared to some of the other treatments I’ve had in chiropractic offices over the years.
Because of the particular place in my spine where I’ve had difficulties I’ve discovered that if I move the cushion up a little bit and I lean back slightly when I’m bending my knees, that allows that vertebra to release and that’s phenomenal for me. That’s life changing for me because several chiropractors have tried to adjust that one vertebra and because it’s kind of been stuck for so long, it’s really difficult to let it go. But now, I can do that myself. I’m not having to go visit the chiropractor nearly as often. The pain down my arm is gone. The pain in my neck is gone.
It’s difficult for me to really express the difference that the Loop has made in my life because I was in chronic pain 24 hours a day for 30 years and when your in pain for that length of time, you don’t even realize how much pain you’re in until it goes away.
And so, since I’ve been using this Loop, the pain has diminished so much that it’s… I can remember the second time that I used this with the chiropractor and he was able to adjust that vertebra. I walked out of the office and sat down in my car and cried because the relief was so tremendous. This thing has basically changed my life.