Monday, October 5th, 2020 | Zack Rogers, Senior Editor
It was a race like any other for driver Aaron Langston, he’d gotten behind the wheel like he normally did and was in the middle of the pack. He was primed to make his move to break off from the pack and take the lead. Little did he know, his push would lead to a Big One.
The pile-up happened on the 84th lap when Langston made a push through the outside to overtake. Out of nowhere, his car veered to the right, slamming the wall, flipping, and blocking the other racers. Some managed to swerve out of the way, but one got caught up in the crash, leading to a pile-up involved 18 other racers.
EMTs were rushed to the scene, and fortunately, none of the drivers involved in the crash were seriously injured. However, a question still lingered…
As Langston was pushing forward to overtake, he felt a sudden sharp pain in his back. He winced from the pain, letting go of the steering wheel.
“I was in a good spot and I thought I’d be able to take the lead. The next thing I knew, it was like I got stabbed. The pain just suddenly came and then my car was upside down.” — Langston
However, the worst was still to come for Langston. He could not tell his team about his back, he’d just recently signed with major sponsors, and if word got out through his team, his sponsors would drop him in a heartbeat. But he did not lose hope.
He visited his physician, begging him to help fix his back. But all he could do was prescribe him with painkillers.
“His back was in a bad shape. The long practice and racing hours were what made him such a skilled driver, but also wreaked havoc on his back. The crash worsened his condition. All I could do was medicate him against the pain and refer him to a physical therapist.” — Dr. Marvin Ward
Langston tried everything, the physical therapist he got referred to, chiropractors, yoga, and even bought an inversion table. But the pain only got worse.
“My team needed me to continue the series, and I wanted to be behind the wheel. I forced myself to bear the pain and get behind the wheel. But my performance suffered, and team sponsors started calling for my replacement.” — Langston
Langston was at the end of his rope, until a knock came on his door one day.
At his doorstep was Frank Miller, a veteran race driver who happened to be the driver Langston tried to overtake when the accident happened. He noticed Langston’s worsening performance, and wanted to know what happened.
Langston told him about his back and Miller understood immediately. He had the same problem earlier in his career and he knew exactly what Langston needed. Handing him a strange looking cushion he called the Biene® Cushion.
“I was doubtful, how could this cushion succeed where everything else failed? When I first tried it, I was blown away. My pain was gone within a week tops, it was incredible. I even felt great after long practice days when I used it in my cockpit. My doctor was shocked when he saw how much my condition improved.”
Langston was back in action and in better condition than ever. But he still needed to prove his worth to his sponsors, and luckily, he got just the chance he needed in the Great American Race, the most prestigious race in the cup series.
He performed admirably, managing a top five finish, making it clear to both his sponsors and fans alike that his slump was over, and that he’s ready to impress once again.
“After Daytona, the sponsors just started piling in, it was almost like my slump didn’t even happen. You have no idea how thankful I am to Frank and that cushion he brought me. If it wasn’t for that cushion, my career would have been over.”
Langston now swears by the Biene® Cushion, bringing one everywhere and using it in all his races.
The Biene® Cushion was designed by a group of German Orthopaedic specialists who wanted to help patients with severe debilitating back pain develop better posture that would encourage natural correction of problem areas in the back.
Inspired by honeybees, the Biene® Cushion consists of a hexagonal web design like that of their honeycomb. This unique geometrical shape is especially good in spreading pressure equally, acting as nature’s shock absorber and a very good spinal support for the human body.
Its ability to reduce pressure on nerve clusters and realign sections of the human back makes it extremely effective in soothing back pain and improving overall back health. So if you or someone you know suffers from back pain, why not give Biene® a try?