In 1985 I suffered a lower back injury while lifting and twisting which caused disc bulges at L3/4 and L5/S1. Over the next 10 years I saw no less than 12 specialists and have spent  thousands of dollars on treatment with physiotherapy, chiropractic and acupuncture. There was also microwave therapy and I even had an epidural while in hospital one time that made no difference what so ever.

QF28-6 Q Magnet

I have spent over 26 years on an average of 6/10 in pain and have taken pain medication daily for all this time. Last month I went along to a seminar as part of National Pain Week and learned about Q Magnets. Although I was sceptical, I decided to give them a trial as there was nothing to lose.

Dianne Hermans placed one device (QF28-6) over L3/4 and another over L5/S1. I could feel a strange sensation in my back almost immediately, but it wasn’t until the next day when I got out of bed. My wife said, “look at you!” For the first time in over 20 years I got straight out of bed with no pain. During the day I was able to get up from  sitting with ease, again something I have been unable to do for decades.

Two weeks later and my pain during the day is now about 1/10. To say that I am excited is an understatement. Thank you Q Magnets.

John Withy
Manly, QLD


Note from James Hermans:
I personally met with John to authenticate his story. While his case may seem remarkable to the uninitiated, it is not an uncommon response to discal pain. There are also similar published case studies you can read in Pediatric Neurology.

While some persistent pain cases like John’s respond immediately, others work best with a supervised rehabilitation program and some patients do not respond to Q Magnet therapy at all. Long term complex back pain is a significant problem in society. Since Q Magnets are such an inexpensive simple treatment, there is a good case for their use well before more expensive, invasive and long term pharmaceutical options.


See how to use Q Magnets to treat lower back pain here.


Disc related back pain can be serious. For instance, severe cases of a herniated disc (sometimes called a slipped or ruptured disc) causing pressure on the spinal nerve can lead to paraplegia. This nerve pressure is termed mechanical pain and based on patient and clinical feedback, Q Magnets will NOT help mechanical nerve pain. Professional medical advice and a proper diagnosis should be sought. Please see limitations of Q Magnets for more information.