When I was only 18 years old, I started with severe back pain in my sacroiliac joint.  I went to several medical conventional people and then decided to start an exercise program, but nothing seemed to work.  By the time I was 23 I was finally diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis.  At this time the pain increased and my whole back, as well as my ribs, were in pain. I was basically told that it will only get worse and there is nothing that can be done except taking hands full of medication every day to ease the symptoms.

The medication did not help and I was in pain all day every day.  And on top of it, I started to suffer side effects from all the medications.  I decided to look for alternative ways to treat my pain.  Diet, Herbs, exercise and everything I could lay my hands on and although my health improved, I could not get rid of the pain and stiffness.

I finally stumbled upon an article about intravenous stretching and immediately made an appointment with Ryno van den Berg.

In three months, the Ankylosing Spondylitis improved by 40%. The pain and stiffness of joints reduced considerably. I was unable to walk after getting up in the mornings and I could not look over my shoulder when driving.   Although I still had pain my range of movement improved considerably. I was able to cut on pain medication from 3 times a day to only once at night. My movements are more relaxed and comfortable.

When I started my whole back was stiff and painful and we began with treatments twice a week, switching between lower and upper back.

After 6 months my lower back improved with 80%.

Stretch Therapy changed my life. 18 years of pain started improving within months.  I can’t wait to feel the end result.

I would recommend Stretch Therapy for anyone with chronic pain and structural problems!

Annette Maranta