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True Back: Does it Work?

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FRUITLAND, MO (KFVS) - Makers of True Back promise you stretch out on their device and your back pain is almost instantly cured.

"I saw this and thought it might work," says Randy Alford of Fruitland.

Randy isn't alone. The 30-minute True Back infomercial is pretty convincing, but let me try it before you buy it!

"At my job, there's a lot of bending, stretching, stooping, a lot of strenuous work, and a lot of lower back pain. It's a good job, but yes, my back does hurt a lot," says Randy.

He works at a local factory.  I asked him to use the device in his home for a full month, so I can truly see just how well it holds up to its claim.  Makers of True Back say the center rails support your body weight and create pressure to the muscles located on each side of your spine.  The pressure allows the muscles to relax, giving you a really good stretch.

"The basic position is lying down straight on it, but you can also put your arms out to the side. The position I like best is the most optimum stretch with your arms over your head," says Randy.

You only have to do these stretches for a few minutes at a time.  Supposedly, it gives you instant

"It takes a bit to get used to, but it's a marvelous product," says Randy.

Hold on though---before I sign off on it---I gotta know: Does this Work on more than one person?  Here's what I found, after taking the True Back device to contractor Bruce Westrich.

"I do paint and dry wall and have been doing it for over 20 years.  As far as back pain, it's been on and off for last five to six years," says Bruce.

After lying down on this device though, Bruce got relief instantly.

"I'm very surprised. I wouldn't have acutally purchased this one without trying it first, and yes, it does work really well," says Bruce.

He really likes the hamstring stretch, and he also bumped it up a bit to the advanced exercise.  Take the foam out and really allow your back muscles to settle in.  However,'s not nice and soft.

"What's nice about this is you can take it on the job site, and on the job, you can do a 15-minute stretch and your back's hurting, do this and you'll be good the rest of the day," he says.

He's also sleeping better at night after stretching with True Back.

"I'd probably give it an 'A'. I've been impressed," says Bruce.

Meantime, my first tester, Randy, agrees, but says this still might not be a cure for those with chronic back pain.

"But I'd give it a solid B+," he says. 

Now my turn.  I've only had two testers give it a try, and the foam piece is starting to tear.  Plus, the instructional DVD no longer plays either.  It costs 60 bucks, too. Sounds like these guys would be glad to pay that.

"After trying it, I definitely think it's worth 60 bucks.  It works that well," says Bruce.

"I've noticed when I don't use it after a few days, that pain starts coming back," says Randy.

The True Back traction device rests comfortably with a B+ on this Does it Work test.  You can buy it online or off the infomercial only.   (800) 630-3372

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