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Old 07-09-2008, 04:11 PM   #1
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I've had one of these things http://www.painreliever.com/backnobb...Tg#ProdDetails for years now and it works wonders. Just a couple days ago I strained a shoulder blade muscle while back squatting and have been working it over with the backnobber. Lots of folks use foam rollers, tennis balls and such but I swear by this device, it works. I'm not involved with the company btw. When I purchased this thing I was recovering from a nasty high speed rollover (3 times). Since then I've used it whenever the need arises and have really learned to appreciate how I can apply just the right amount of pressure when and where it is needed. Anyone else use one?
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:06 AM   #2
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It responds to everyone's desire to live happily and free of pain.
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I don't use one, wouldn't be averse to it though...
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:58 PM   #3
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I have one. I use it in congunction with a trigger point book. Saved a bunch of trips to the Doc. I like it.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:47 PM   #4
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All I can say is that my muscle strain started out a couple days back being so uncomfortable that it was one of those difficult to get a deep breath type pains. Using the backnobber has reduced the pain to one of slight discomfort. I'm sure I'll be good as new and ready to go in a few more days. The thing can be used on just about any muscle of the body due to its shape too.
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:27 AM   #5
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Wow this thing is nuts! I just want to add a +1 that if you find one buy it! I bought one this past weekend at a running shop and it can get a lot of places in my back that I can't get to well with a foam roller or a ball on the ground.
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:51 AM   #6
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Similar but my coaches told me to get one of these just the other day!
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:55 AM   #7
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Similar but my coaches told me to get one of these just the other day!
Thats a cool idea also, I'll bet I could throw one of those together with PVC in about 15 minutes?

Allen, isn't it great? I guard mine from my son as he thinks it is something else for him to play with. Not a chance, not even he can come between me and my bn.
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Old 07-30-2008, 12:00 PM   #8
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My son tries to use it on himself and fakes grimaces of pain! 3 = awesome age.
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