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Teresa Uses Corsets for Pain Relief and Back Support

Hi OCBlog fans!  I received an inspiring email from one of our fabulous customers.  Teresa was horribly injured in a car crash, and continues her recovery with help from our corsets:)  We are grateful to be able to play a small part in rebuilding her health and wellness.  Teresa is a 49 year old loving mother of 6, and proud grandmother to 9!

Teresa and her husband SSgt. Panez.  Red Plaid CS-411 corset

On May 18th 2014 my husband SSgt Panez and I were driving back home from visiting some great friends. Unfortunately, a drunk driver invaded our lane and we were t- boned on the passenger side. My husband and I were injured severely. My husband suffered head trauma along with hand and knee injuries.  I suffered a broken chest plate, 5 broken ribs on the right side, bruised ribs on the left, a fractured vertebrate, bruised heart, jaw issues and lots of torn muscles. While I was in the hospital I was told the damages would be a life long recovery. I was placed into a brace that prevented further injuries on my spine. I was told I have to wear it for at least a year or depending on my recovery. I had to do everything in this brace including taking showers. My husband and I were emotionally and physically overwhelmed with this sudden change in our lives, after all, no one ever expects to be hit by a drunk driver on the road. This experience is and always will be hard to speak or write about because my husband and I almost lost our lives that night. However, The Lord, my loving children, friends, and lots of United States Marines were with us throughout our recovery.

Looking gorgeous in Limited Edition purple CS-345 corset

Once I was told by my doctor that I could remove the brace my recovery would actually go revers due to non movement of certain muscles. He was right…I went backwards!! I felt pain and discomfort 24 hours a day… that was a challenging time for me and I knew I had to do something to help ease the pain.
I was told about Orchard Corset by my daughter Crystal, who came to visit me during my recovery. My daughter went to and helped me to order my first corset. All I could think about was…I pray this corset will help ease some pain. Once my corset arrived, my daughter helped with putting it on. This is where my story changes!!! I could instantly feel some relief!!! Just like that!!! I was, and still am, amazed on how my core felt supported. I could sit better, stand better, move around with more comfort and more importantly, I finally found something that could work for me.
Today I still suffer from back pain and at times my chest will ache and I do have jaw injuries that are being looked at. But when I slip into an Orchard Corset I can feel relief. Finding what works for you plays a big part in recovery…only you know your body and what helps to comfort it. I have chosen to not medicate throughout my recovery and that is why I am so grateful to have learned about Orchard Corset and what they offer.
IMG_6246I would like to say that Orchard Corset has served me in more than one way. For example, I went through emotional stress because of how the injuries changed the look of my body. I’ve always taken good care of myself and now I had an image complex due to injuries. Orchard Corset has allowed me to wear the clothing that just did not look right during my recovery and made it look like a brand new fashion!!! I loved it. I wear my Corsets everywhere!!! And people love them…and my new look. I am always being asked about my corsets and why I wear them…so I tell them a short story about my accident and how these corsets help with support.
With great faith, dedication and exercise along with my Orchard Corsets, I feel like I am gaining back my strength and complete life.  If you need other support because of any back injuries your suffering from…give Orchard Corset a chance, they have changed my life.

Yet another of Teresa’s corsets! CS-411 Blue Gold Brocade corset

I would like to thank The Lord and my devoted husband and children along with my friends who supported both my husband and I during our difficult time. I know what everyone has done for us and how their prayers went out for our recovery. My husband and I thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.   Crystal, Saint, Taina, Stephanie, Jr, Evelyn, Juan, Jennifer, Andy, Eric, Jade, Juan jr, Mavrick, Melody, Isaac, Esme, Julia, Teresa and my unborn grandson to be…your mother/ grandma and father/grandpa are grateful to still be here with you all, we love you!
My husband…thank you for your unconditional patience, understanding, love, support, dedication, strength, and for putting my life before your own, and for keeping your promises to stay right by my side. I love you SSgt Panez.

Thank you Teresa for sharing your story!  




  • Cory Diaz

    This made my heart smile. It’s scary to read what you and your husband went through, inspiring to see the love and support you received, and incredible to know that you have come as far as you have in your recovery. And if that’s not enough you pay it forward by being an ambassador, setting such a great example, and telling your story knowing it may help others.

    God Bless you both.

    • Teresa Panez

      Cory Diaz,
      Thank you for such kind words. Sometimes the greatest and most positive things happen from tragic events. The greatest thing that happened to me was continuing life and having the ability to walk, talk and share with my family. The most positive for me was finding a product that would allow me to continue doing all these things. ❤️

  • Ashley

    I have a slipped disk in my lower back that gives me trouble. I used to have a medical grade wrap that was basically a lite corset (flat steel bones/heavy elastic bands) that doesn’t fit anymore so I’ve just purchased a longline corset and I’m hoping that it will help ease some pain and help me feel better and maybe even walk a little better. I’m so glad to see another customer who is doing this for pain relief. Thanks.

    • Teresa Panez

      Hi Ashley,

      It’s great to know that my story has reached the lives of people who are in need of additional pain relief due to back pain. Orchard Corset has served my needs in many ways when it comes to back support, pain relief and fashion. I can go on and on talking about the support my back feels when I wear a Orchard Corset…it has become a big part of my life. In addition to back support during my recovery, I also wear them for abdominal support. I’ve been through abdominal surgery due to the car accident and I am also recovering from that. Once again Orchard Corset has severed its purpose when it come to abdominal support. Just having support in your abdominal area helps out so much!!! My Doctor said it was fine as long as I had room to breathe. I am very happy to have ordered my first Corset from Orchard Corset…I would have never known the help I have today. Enjoy your corset Ashley!

  • SSGT Panez

    My name is SSGT Panez and I am a United States Marine, to my lovey and beautiful wife, My Queen I will always be there for you and for this Family. I Thank Jesus for taking care of you and you still being at my side. I am very grateful and very Blessed to have you. I love you very much.

    Your Marine

  • Stephanie

    Omg! This made me smile so big! This is my amazing beautiful mom! Thank you so much for sharing her story and offering an amazing product for her to use. She constantly speaks about your corsets and how much they’ve helped her!

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