Today I’ll be trying an acupressure mat from Amazon. – My upper back is real fucked up.
I look at multiple different screens, and I do get a lot of neck pain. – I have something called degenerative disk disease which sounds like way more serious than it is. – I’ve had chronic back pain for the last four years. I do suffer from moderate scoliosis which I’ve had for about 18 years. – I go to Chinatown, and I have them like really just get into it. – I’ve been in lots of different physical therapy. I’ve tried prescription pain medication. – I’d say I’m at like a six out of ten. – I’ve only been at work for two hours, and my pain level is already a seven, so I’m hoping that this works. – I’m like so open to trying things to relieve my back pain. – The fact that it’s from Amazon is fine with me because I love Amazon.
I trust it. I think. – I mean I’m putting my hand on here, and it’s already stinging. – Should I take my shirt off or… – I imagine the end is where I put my head and then I just kind of lay down. – I want maximum effectiveness from this high-quality Amazon technology. (light music) What’s it like? Oooooh. – Oh! – It just feels prickly. – Like a massage, like a bunch of fingers all together going all in my back. – It kind of feels like lying on a Brillo pad. – It feels good on my back. It does not feel good on the head. – Like the best head scratch, I’ve ever had. – It’s like getting all up in the cranial areas. Now I’m feeling kind of relaxed. – I’m curious to know what this would be like with no shirt on ‘cuz I’d imagine it hurts a little bit.
– Right. – It seems like there’s a lot of little things on my head. It’s like little ants crawling. – Ow. – Oh, my God. I don’t think I could ever sleep on this. – I don’t know why I started doing this. – This thing here I think is doing well especially if you just move around a little bit. – Ow. – It’s hurting my ear. – I do like a little dancing. – I prefer laying down not on this. – I’ve spent like thousands of dollars on pain relief so for me 40 bucks are like yup, I’ll try it.
– I hope I feel better when I stand up. – Oh. – Oh, owww. Are there marks on my back? – I think it was relaxing, but you all seem concerned now. – I feel like I just took a nap. – I don’t feel that different. – You know, a little more relaxed, a little more limber. – It feels like when you sit like on a lounge chair with no beach towel on it, and you know that you have like lines in your back. I have that but like times a thousand ‘cuz it’s a lot of little holes. – I don’t feel as much neck pain. My mobility is improved. – I probably won’t try this again just because for me and my specific back condition I don’t think it will be helpful. I think other means will be more effective. – I think I’d purchase it. $40 seems like not that much to pay if you consider having to go and pay for a massage or pay for an acupuncturist. – I would spend my money on naked yoga or like burritos ‘cuz those are relaxing as well.
I might still be trying to steal the mat afterward. – The day after I used the mat I woke up feeling no pain at all. I don’t know if it was just a coincidence or not, but I might change my mind about this mat. (light music) ♫ We’re here to play our part.
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