Spinal Decompression is an effective back pain treatment that works by utilizing a linear force on the body to create negative pressure between each vertebra in the back. The negative pressure that is created through spinal decompression can cause a misaligned disc to be pulled back into its normal position. When this occurs much needed fluids, nutrients and oxygen is pulled into the injured area which aid in the healing process.
The spine can be decompressed on various machines and equipment, the most common being an inversion table, non surgical spinal decompression tables and a spinal decompression equipment such as the Nubax Trio. You can even decompress your spine on a standard exercise ball. Other spinal decompression devices such as the DRX9000 are effective, but more complex and may not be an affordable option for many.
The concept of decompressing the spine was first practiced by our ancient ancestors. As far back as 3,000 BC people practiced inverted yoga poses to re-balance the body, help increase circulation, relieve pressure on the abdominal organs and enhance the functioning of the glandular system. And in 400 B.C. it is noted that Hippocrates (the Father of Medicine) would hoist his patients and hang them vertically to harness the power of gravity to help with their ailments. So it’s no surprise that inversion therapy and spinal decompression are popular and effective treatments for back pain.
So let’s take a look at some effect spinal decompression machines for back pain relief.
Inversion Table- An inversion table is a machine for back pain relief that allows one to invert which not only decompresses the spine but offers lower, middle, upper and neck pain relief. An inversion table is easy to use and you can invert to at your desired degree, whether that be 20 degrees or full inversion at 90 degrees. A standard table utilizes a bar or straps to secure your legs to the table and then you gently lean back and put your arms over your head as you begin to invert. The downside to this type of equipment is that some people may not be able to use it due to medical issues or they just don’t feel comfortable being upside down.
Nubax Trio- The Nubax Trio is a great alternative to inversion therapy but is still an effective machine for back pain relief. It is extremely effective for lower and middle back pain relief. And many people who do use the Nubax Trio, experience pain relief in as little as a week. It takes only 3-6 minutes per day to get effective relief. The Nubax Trio allows you to kneel comfortably while leaning forward into the device. This action decompresses and stretches the spine, creating separation between each vertebrae and relieving pressure. It is portable and easy to use.
DRX9000- The DRX9000 is a state of the art computer controlled spinal decompression machine for back pain relief. These machines are typically found in Chiropractor’s and physician offices. The high tech table gently cycles through a series of pulling and relaxing. While effective, these treatments can become costly over time. You can get the same amount of relief with at home devices such as inversion tables and the Nubax Trio.
Keep in mind, while spinal decompression in one of the most important treatments you can do for the physical aspect of your back pain, you must remember to treat the whole body. Educate yourself on spinal decompression and the above mentioned machines for back pain relief, and find the ones that work best for you.