My name is Marcia Lewtzki and about a year and a half ago I started having back pain which got increasingly worse. After going to my chiropractor, family physician, an orthopedic surgeon and a neurosurgeon, an MRI revealed that I had three bulging/herniated discs, one of which was pinching my sciatic nerve. Muscle relaxers and narcotic pain-killers dulled the pain, but I was a walking zombie. I had two sets of nerve root injections which helped with about 75% of the pain, but being a teacher on my feet all day aggravated the pain and by the end of the day I could barely walk. That is when I remembered the man in the springy shoes! The minute I put on the shoes I could feel a difference! The longer I wore my “springs”, the less pain I had. I have been wearing only Z-Coils for a little over a year now and I have four pairs. I am happy to say that my back pain is gone, and I don’t have to take any pain medications, with the exception of an Alieve if I go on a marathon shopping trip and do a lot of walking. Z-Coils have made a tremendous difference in my life.