There’s no doubt that spinal decompression at home is an effective, drug free and affordable way to dramatically relieve back pain – Without leaving your house. Countless studies have already proven the benefits of spinal decompression therapy and many statistics have shown that it has prevented surgery for a lot of back pain sufferers.
But it’s not simple to start home spinal decompression. Which traction device should you choose? The Back Stretcher? The Nubax Trio? An inversion table? Or maybe spinal decompression exercises are enough?
If I’ve learned one thing from my personal experience and research on spinal decompression, it’s this:
A well designed spinal decompression machine will help you just as much as the fancy DRX 9000 at the chiropractor’s office, for a fraction of the cost.
But first, Warning: Before you go and look for bargains at Walmart or Amazon, I should warn you that not all devices are equally effective and safe. I also wouldn’t recommend some of those overpriced pieces of junk out there, or low-price-unsafe bargains on Walmart.
Spinal Decompression at Home – How to Choose?
After extensive research, I found the top 3 options for spinal decompression at home, for anyone. All of these systems are backed up by real research – and they won’t be too costly either.
Option #1 – Inversion Table
My toddler calls it “the upside down” table and that’s exactly what it is. An Inversion Table provides spine decompression starting from 15% inversion and often bring FAST and immediate back pain relief, including hip and neck pain.
No more popping pain killers and stretching every hour. They are effective for herniated discs, bulging discs, sciatica and pinched nerve, degenerative disc disease and arthritis joint pain.
I found a number of studies showing that many back surgeries have been cancelled after patients used an inversion table as few as eight times.
This video shows how an Inversion Table works:
The key to success with these tables is to use a QUALITY device.
The most popular inversion table is definitely the Teeter Hang Ups.It costs between 180$ – 300$ with free shipping. But, if you are not sure that an inversion table is right for you, The Healthy Back Institute offers a Free Trial for an excellent inversion table – So if you don’t like it you can just return it and not pay a dime.
If you’d like to know more (and you should…), here’s my detailed review for the Teeter Hangups.
You can also check out my head-to-head comparison between the Teeter Hangups and Ironman Inversion Table - Here.
Option #2 – The Nubax Trio
This spinal decompression machine is much smaller and is portable, so it’s ideal for those of us who don’t have much room to spare.
The Nubax is NOT an option for upper back or neck decompression, only for middle and lower back pain (from the shoulder blades to the SI joint) and it’s an excellent alternative to those who feel uncomfortable to invert.
The Nubax Trio is easier to get in and out of and it allows you to apply as little or as much traction as is needed. It only takes 3-6 minutes of treatment a day of leaning over and relaxing.
In one study by the School of Sport Science, Exercise, and Health in Western Australia, the Nubax was shown to give 100% improvement for users – In physical function, stiffness and pain – Within the first three weeks!
I searched for the best price for this machine and found that (as usual) the best price is online. Most online stores offer it for 299$. You can get it on Amazon with free shipping. But, if you buy it on The Healthy Back Institute website, you can get a payment plan, which makes it a little more affordable.
You can a more detailed review for the Nubax Trio – Here.
Option #3 – True Back Traction Device
This small hunk of solid plastic takes up no room to store it. There’s nothing in it to break or go wrong, you’d need a hammer or a big dog to cause any damage to it. There are no parts that will need replacement at any time.
The design is quite simple really: When you are laying on the True Back, the 30 suspension points molded into the center rails support your body weight and create pressure to the muscles on each side of the spine.
This pressure allows for the muscles to completely relax, which increases blood flow. It decompresses your spine and you are passively stretching in opposite directions while being supported in the correct position.
Simply put, the True Back decompresses your spine and takes away all the tension from your back. When you get off it, you have a great feeling of renewed well-being.
I’ve just finished a detailed review about this great little device, you can read all about it – Right Here.
To your health and happiness,
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