Val Newell


I am Val Newell from Victoria, Australia and I’ve been suffering from Poly Arthritis for the past 9 years. Poly Arthritis is when you have some type of arthritis in five or more joints. Arthritis types can include Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Lupus and Gout.

The arthritis has affected the joints, muscles and bones in my entire body. It’s also reduced the function of my tendons and ligaments and causes stiffness. I was in constant pain from my toes up to my head.

I first heard about Back on Track products on Channel 9 Current Affairs programme about 5 years ago. Although I had pain everywhere, I was most concerned about my hands. Not having full use of them was devastating for me as I was no longer able to do the things I enjoy. So I firstly bought a pair of Back on Track gloves. Within a few days I noticed a significant reduction in my pain. To me it was like a miracle. I was able to get back doing what I love – gardening. After having so much success with the gloves I have since purchased more products. I’ve got Long Johns, Socks, Back Brace, Knee Brace, Ankle Brace, T-Shirt, Sweater, Mattress Overlay, Mini Blanket and a Pillowcase.

After I’d been wearing the Back on Track products for a while my husband, who is a doctor, took me to see a rheumatoid arthritis specialist. I was wearing my T-Shirt at the time and I pointed to the logo and said to the specialist, “Look at this.” He said “Back on Track, what does that mean?” My husband answered him simply, “Peace.”

My daughter suffered with a bulging disc in her thoracic spine. She was in terrible pain. I sent her a Back on Track neck brace to wear and within days her pain had been reduced to a level she could tolerate while waiting for surgery.

Many people make comment on me wearing so many Back on Track products, particularly the gloves in the summer season. They ask if it really helps. My answer to that is “It sure does.”

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