Read: 4 mins. "Percussion massage guns were a fad", I thought until my sister-in-law lent me hers for a week. I later found it relaxing for my sore shoulders, stiff neck, and lower back after sitting in front of the computer for nearly half an entire day for several days a week. There was one problem with these massagers: they were TOO large and unwieldy to bring for travels. Research eventually led me to the Merach Pocket Massage Gun Nano as the lightest and one of the smallest massage guns available today. I gave it a try.
Read: 3 mins. Six months ago, my lower back crumbled with paralyzing pain, and it happened again a month later -- but this time, the severe pain would not subside after two weeks, and I went to see a well-respected orthopedic. MRI diagnosis showed a 5mm-slipped disc at the bottom of my spine, and I was asked to see a physical therapist in order to avoid surgery. I chose to initially go to a chiropractor instead, but that was a mistake. Read on to see why.