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Old 04-05-2009, 12:07 PM   #1
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Original Backnobber II - Massage Tools


What did you think I was talking about?


Really, I just posted this b/c I've had one of these things for some time, but I didn't really need to use it until lately. This thing has really helped me deal with some muscular neck and shoulder blade pain over the last few days. Aaaahhhh...relief!

P.S. No, I do not sell nor endorse these things for all conditions - YMMV.
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:27 PM   #2
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Oh you naughty PT.

Check out the gadgets on that web site. "Jacknobber," indeed.
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Oh you naughty PT.

Check out the gadgets on that web site. "Jacknobber," indeed.
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Who says, "I can't get no satisfaction"......?

Do I call it Mr. Nobber, or Jack?
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Old 04-05-2009, 03:19 PM   #6
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Oh, just being silly, NML. Go back to sleep!

Now that I've got the innuendo out of my system...Simplegirl, thanks for posting this site. I suffer from shoulder and neck pain, caused by working at a computer all day. Although I make myself take breaks, sit up straight at the workstation, use a footrest, etc., I still get aches and pains.

I was advised to buy a hard rubber raquetball and press it into the "trigger points" (places where muscles attach to bones and get the most stress, thus, hurt the most) until they "switch off" and stop hurting. The Knobble II looks like it is designed to do the same thing, better, and it is very reasonably priced. Plus, I notice that it comes in Amethyst Purple, so I am almost obliged to buy one.
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Old 04-05-2009, 03:37 PM   #8
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Oh you naughty PT.

Check out the gadgets on that web site. "Jacknobber," indeed.
You may be too young to have encountered this, but when I was a boy girls played "jacks" with a little rubber ball and a bunch of metal things that look like miniature versions of the JackKnobber.

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Oh, just being silly, NML. Go back to sleep!

Now that I've got the innuendo out of my system...Simplegirl, thanks for posting this site. I suffer from shoulder and neck pain, caused by working at a computer all day. Although I make myself take breaks, sit up straight at the workstation, use a footrest, etc., I still get aches and pains.

I was advised to buy a hard rubber raquetball and press it into the "trigger points" (places where muscles attach to bones and get the most stress, thus, hurt the most) until they "switch off" and stop hurting. The Knobble II looks like it is designed to do the same thing, better, and it is very reasonably priced. Plus, I notice that it comes in Amethyst Purple, so I am almost obliged to buy one.
Yes, I've used a tennis/raquet ball, too, but you are right - this little contraption is much more efficient at getting to the tough spots - like under the edge of the shoulder blade and also the top of the shoulder, which you just can't get with a tennis ball. If you've sufferred from neck/shld pain, you know what I'm talking about! Also, you can use it while sitting and surfing the net, whereas you have to lie down on the floor or go up against the wall with the tennis/raquetball technique.

The other reason I like this particular style is the fact that it has a little button you can push, and it breaks into two pieces. Makes it much easier to travel with, if needed.

And yes, the purple color is very cool!
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Oh, just being silly, NML. Go back to sleep!

Now that I've got the innuendo out of my system...Simplegirl, thanks for posting this site. I suffer from shoulder and neck pain, caused by working at a computer all day. Although I make myself take breaks, sit up straight at the workstation, use a footrest, etc., I still get aches and pains.

I was advised to buy a hard rubber raquetball and press it into the "trigger points" (places where muscles attach to bones and get the most stress, thus, hurt the most) until they "switch off" and stop hurting. The Knobble II looks like it is designed to do the same thing, better, and it is very reasonably priced. Plus, I notice that it comes in Amethyst Purple, so I am almost obliged to buy one.
Hey now Im paying attention! I got a sore spot in my left side around the rib area from doing push ups. Im just browsing looking for some good advice
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One word of caution...don't leave these things laying out in the open when you host a wild party....
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I've been reading this forum for three years and one thing I've learned is that if a subject has the teeny teeny tiniest hint of innuendo, you can count on it quickly spinning into total depravity. It's why I've stayed; I need the laughs!
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Looks like he's trying for "in you endo."
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Looks like he's trying for "in you endo."
ROFLMAO!
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I have a similar massage cane but made by another manufacturer. It works great for massaging the neck (which is hard to do yourself).

What I got last Xmas, to me, is awsome (not for the neck but my shoulders and back). It is Homedics Therapist Select SP-10H Shiatsu Pillow.
Amazon.com: Homedics Therapist Select SP-10H Shiatsu Pillow, Beige: Health & Personal Care
There are two round rotating thingies that move as if a massage therapist is doing deep tissue massage on your back/shoulders. It has greatly reduced my trips to massage therapists.
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... I suffer from shoulder and neck pain, caused by working at a computer all day. Although I make myself take breaks, sit up straight at the workstation, use a footrest, etc., I still get aches and pains.
I hear you loud and clear - former desk jockey also.
The muscle knots that developed in the scapular region (near shoulder blades) of my back were deep and extremely painful. It took over a year of FIRE for them to go away completely.
The posterior stretch shown here was recommended by my PT. It really worked for the scapular region, when done several times per day.
Shoulder and Chest Stretches - Simple Stretches for Your Golf Warmup
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Neck stretches are very important. See here #7 here
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A swimming type stretch did me a lot of good also. Go slowly and do the "crawl" stroke in the air, reaching forward as far as is comfy. Neck position is whatever doesn't hurt, nice and relaxed.
My chiropractor was able to use deep heat and deep tissue massage to help me overcome the constant pain while still w*rking.
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One word came to mind with that photo...GIDDYAP <slaps thigh>
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