There are many things that can go wrong with the spine but, in essence, up to 99% of all back pain is either caused by, or directly linked to, compression, the term used to describe the spine when it becomes squashed or shortened from its natural length.

If we can decompress the spine (something which the backrack™ does) we can treat the causes, and hence the symptoms, of back pain.

Backrack Spine

So, how does it work?

Patients are instructed to lie on the rack, in a central position, with their knees bent (as shown):
As can be seen from the next diagram, the Backrack™ mirrors the natural curvature of the spine. As a result, the back is fully supported: it rests in a neutral position.

The wooden nodules push up, on either side of the spine. In turn, this lifts the individual vertebrae (as shown), causing them to pivot about the joints in the back.

Starting Position

As a result of this, the joints are decompressed, and the spine lengthens. Joint mobility (and soft-tissue elasticity) increases.

Stiffness and back pain are therefore reduced.

In addition to this, the pressure on the joints and the intervertebral discs is lowered. This lowers the risk of spinal Osteoarthritis and Bulging or Herniated discs.

Finally, the pressure on the spinal nerves is reduced: this will treat symptoms such as acute local pain, Sciatica and Pins and Needles.

nodules cross section

This is very important: the Backrack is designed to remove any unwanted stress on the spine. It will also apply stress that is wanted.


The Backrack treats the causes (and hence the symptoms) of back pain. The spine is decompressed, reversing the effects of gravity (as well as injury, bad posture, and old age). If you would like to know more about how the Backrack works, please read our Advanced Explanation.Full details for use of the Backrack™ are contained in our Instruction Manual (PDF document).PDFs are exact copies of printed documents. To view this document, you will need Adobe’s Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download this for free from Adobe’s website.