On permanent disability due to low back pain
HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD LOW BACK PAIN? A very long 26 years
HOW SEVERE WAS YOUR LOW BACK PAIN? It was extremely severe. So much that it was very difficult for me to take short walks and even put on my shoes. I literally lived in a chronic state of pain. After visiting with a tremendous amount of different doctors including chiropractors, osteopaths and medical physicians and getting no worthwhile relief I believed I would have to live with this constant, recurring pain for the rest of my life.
HOW DID YOUR LOW BACK PAIN AFFECT YOUR LIFE? Because I was in a constant state of pain, I was unable to enjoy life. I had a very difficult, if not impossible, time going places and doing different activities without suffering for days on end afterwards.
WHAT SUCCESS HAVE YOU HAD SINCE COMPLETING THE PROGRAM? My life has changed completely for the better. I virtually live pain free now and am finally able to do things with my family that we enjoy. Going places and doing things is no longer painful. I actually look forward to getting out of the house and being active for the first time in 26 years.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THIS PROGRAM? I would definitely recommend this program to anyone with any type of low back pain no matter what they have been previously told. I was absolutely amazed at how so little effort could achieve so much. What little pain and exertion I had to go through during the program was insignificant compared to the results that I was able to achieve.
Holistic Health Practitioner. Personal trainer. Ironman Triathlete
Dr. Bruno has had a huge impact on my life. Over the course of the 10 week program I increased my low back strength dramatically. As a competitive triathlete and licensed massage practitioner, I put excessive strain on my back daily. I had been plagued by low back pain for years, seeking chiropractic adjustments weekly for relief. I resigned myself to thinking of it as an inevitable fact of life worsening as I grew older. The fact is….it was not! Thanks to Dr. Bruno’s program, the early am hours, after those long rides and runs the day before, can be spent actively and painlessly instead of inching along laboriously until the mid afternoon. Thank you Dr. Dan!!
HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD LOW BACK PAIN? 15 years
HOW SEVERE WAS YOUR LOW BACK PAIN? I would awaken very stiff and sore in the morning and it would usually be mid-afternoon until I felt looser and less pain in my low back.
HOW DID YOUR LOW BACK PAIN AFFECT YOUR LIFE? As a licensed massage therapist and competitive triathlete, I was constantly stretching and icing my low back to be able to continue activities. When doing massage I sometimes felt as though I was going to “break in two”. While riding and running I would often have to stop and stretch in order to continue with my training and get my mind off the pain.
Finally, I tore a disk while playing tennis and was bedridden.. this was when Dr. Bruno suggested the low back rehabilitation program to me. Although I was initially skeptical, I took Dr. Bruno’s advice and decided to give it a try. The first few weeks were tough, but as I gained strength I noticed the nagging, on-going, ever persistent pain subsiding. I began to have hope then, only after I felt the changes. That hope saw me through the rest of the program and helped me become completely pain-free!
WHAT SUCCESS HAVE YOU HAD SINCE COMPLETEING THE PROGRAM? After completing the program one year ago I continue to be amazed at how profoundly it has affected my life. I am completely better and have been sleeping comfortably and running and riding with ease.. I’ve continued to do the exercises once a week for maintenance and have enjoyed the great results. Incredible!! I am absolutely sure I would have not been able to continue doing triathlons or massage if I had not done Dr. Bruno’s program
HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD LOW BACK PAIN? 14 years
HOW SEVERE WAS YOUR LOW BACK PAIN? Extremely severe. I was unable to function like a normal person. My low back spasms were so severe and frequent that I had difficulty doing simple chores and I couldn’t do anything strenuous.
HOW DID YOUR LOW BACK PAIN AFFECT YOUR LIFE? The chronic pain and spasms controlled my life. I couldn’t sleep because the pain and spasms woke me up all night long. I didn’t want to get out of bed because I knew I would have pain all day long. Everything I did aggravated my spasms…laughing, sitting, standing and even breathing. I found myself not wanting to live anymore. I was depressed and angry all the time. My husband was great but it was affecting my marriage. My personality had completely changed.
WHAT SUCCESS HAVE YOU HAD SINCE COMPLETING THE PROGRAM? I’m me again! I am now in control of my life and body. My back no longer controls me. The program was very painful. Several times I wanted to quit, or hit Dr. Bruno. But I did not want to live my life the way it was anymore. The program was working so I kept going. Now I have no more spasms! I feel so much better. I can sleep. The circles under my eyes are going away. Anyone who is suffering from low back pain should go through this program. dr. Dan, in my opinion, is a miracle worker. Nothing else worked including chiropractic, physical therapy or medications. This program did!
I went through the program three years and wanted to let you know that the program was very successful for me. I have not had one single spasm since going through your program. It has helped me regain my dignity and control of my life. Although I don’t do the maintenance exercises given to me upon completion of the program, I still have very little pain in my back.
Dr. Dan your program is wonderful! I had my doubts that anyone could possibly help me. I tried physical therapy, chiropractic, medication…everything. Nothing has worked for me until I went through this program. I would recommend this program to anyone that is having back pain. It worked wonders for me. I feel alive and normal again. I have regained confidence in myself and my life. I cannot express how wonderful the program is. If you have any kind of back pain at all you must try this program. It works and is worth every cent you spend on it.
Executive VP of construction company
HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD LOW BACK PAIN? 6 years
HOW SEVERE WAS YOUR LOW BACK PAIN? I was unable to function like a normal 36 year old
HOW DID YOUR LOW BACK PAIN AFFECT YOUR LIFE? I had trouble getting out of bed in the morning. I could not sleep very well because of the terrible pain I felt in my lower back all night long. I had trouble sitting longer than 5-10 minutes. My day-to-day job involves sitting at a desk, so I end up standing or fidgeting the entire day. My low back pain made it extremely miserable to travel and I need to travel on a plane every week. I have taken muscle relaxers but they just knock me out. I used to love to snow ski but had to give that up due to the pain. I also had to give up dirt bike riding, deep sea fishing, basketball, baseball, golf, weight lifting and bike riding because of my low back pain. Walking was even tough so I just walked in pain all the time. Jogging caused me so much pain that I also had to give that up.
For the past 6 years I have tried everything to fix my low back pain. My treatments have consisted of chiropractic, epidurals, massage, acupuncture, acupressure, and several types of medications (OTC and prescription). I only ever received minimal relief and was right back where I started within a few days.
WHAT SUCCESS DID YOU HAVE SINCE COMPLETING THE PROGRAM? After having little to no success with other treatments in an effort to heal my back, I thought I was stuck with the situation and prepared myself mentally to just deal with being in pain the rest of my life. Then I met Dr. Bruno through a good friend. He introduced me to his rehabilitation program and I immediately signed up. It has been six months since I met Dr. Bruno and my low back pain (including the rest of my back) is absolutely GONE!! Dr. Dan’s program was like a miracle. No shots, no medicine, no rubdowns just a heck of a workout each session. It was not fun and it hurt to go through this program but Dr. Dan kept telling me “no pain, no gain”. After the program ended, I purchased a rehab machine from Dr. Bruno and continue to use it on a weekly basis for maintenance. My low back is now extremely strong. I have gone deep sea fishing, ridden my dirt bikes, started lifting weights again, am playing baseball and basketball and am able to jog again. I also can sleep all night without waking up from the pain.
My recommendation to anyone that has low back pain and can’t seem to find a way to get rid of it is to sign up for Dr. Dan’s program. The program is no cakewalk but based on my experience, it really does work. I do not
recommend anyone to start unless they are willing to give each and every session their very best effort and completes the entire program. I truly thank Dr. Bruno for his research and the knowledge it took to create his program. I have benefited greatly from Dr. Dan’s program, more than I could have ever imagined. Thanks again Dr. Bruno from the bottom of my heart!!
Date of testimonial: 8/02/2011
Occupation: Business broker
“Two years ago, after suffering from lower back pain continually, I was told after having x-rays that there was some disk degeneration between certain lumbar vertebra, and that I needed to limit my physical exercises. I happened to mention my problem and diagnosis to Dr. Bruno, and he explained to me that my problem was really loss of muscle strength and the resulting instability of the spine. I initially performed Dr. Bruno’s spine strengthening exercises under his close supervision until my back strength improved and the pain diminished. Now, two years later, I continue to follow his advice, taking about 5-10 minutes of effort a couple days per week to perform my recommended back exercises, and can say that my lower back pain is gone. It’s difficult for me to believe the excellent results I have gotten without surgery or medications. William B.”