From Bridgit - The Modus Truth on Prevention:

“It felt like I had an iron stake being shoved into my lower back, along with sciatica nerve pain running down my leg.   Last fall, while I was still in pain, a friend who also has struggled with lower back pain suggested that I try Modus.”  

I have always been an active person.  Growing up with a twin brother and a brother a year younger made it the norm to be involved in various sports in my youth, and I have continued this active lifestyle since.  When I was in my 30s, though, I started to have lower back issues.  For the last 10-15 years, on and off back pain has been part of my life, limiting my activity level.  

A year ago I had just returned from Spring Break and was hit with the most severe back pain yet.  The pain was excruciating.  It felt like I had an iron stake being shoved into my lower back, along with sciatica nerve pain running down my leg.  I had to give up all of the active activities that I enjoyed most -- running, biking, swimming, playing tennis, and waterskiing, among others.  But the worst part was that I couldn't walk, drive, or even sit with my family at mealtimes without being in constant pain.  During church I had to stand in the back.  I couldn't drive my son to his soccer games.  Determined to find relief, I sought out medical help.  You name it, I tried it:  chiropractic care, physical therapy, oral steroids, yoga, steroid injections, acupressure.  Nothing worked.  X-rays and an MRI determined that I had an unstable SI joint as well as a bulging disc at L5-S1, encroaching the S1 nerve root.  After six months the pain had become slightly better, but still limited my daily function.  

Last fall, while I was still in pain, a friend who also has struggled with lower back pain suggested that I try Modus.  She religiously goes twice a week, and swears that doing so has prevented her back pain from reoccurring.  Seeing how I had tried everything else, I thought I had nothing to lose, so I went to a class with her.  Although I couldn't do all of the exercises the first few times I went, after 4-5 weeks, I was virtually pain free, and have not looked back since.

After incorporating regular Modus classes into my fitness routine, I am delighted to say that I now have no back issues.  All of that glute and pelvic floor work seems to keep the components of my lower back in the proper position.  I am fully back to my favorite active endeavors, like swimming at Easling Pool, roller skiing, running, and biking.  But the thing that I HAVE to do regularly is to go to Modus, which is the miracle-worker for me in helping to prevent another back injury!