How do I use it?


To begin with, the rack should be placed on a sturdy surface – such as the floor – to ensure it remains stable for the duration of use.

Then, patients should lie on the rack as relaxed as possible in a basic central position, with knees bent (as shown, and mentioned earlier).

Achieving this position is actually very easy. For more details, please refer to our section on ‘Getting On and Off’.

Once in the Starting Position (shown above), patients are encouraged to perform a series of exercises. They vary depending on the condition that you suffer from and that you are trying to treat. These exercises have been carefully developed from a long experience to mobilise the facet joints of the spine and to reduce as required, back, neck, and hip pain.

If you are in any doubt as to whether the Backrack™ is appropriate for you, please consult your doctor.

When you first lie on the Backrack™, you may have a stiff spine back pain/spasms, because your spine is not accustomed to the pressure. There are no side effects to using the device, but your spine will react to the upward force of the nodules. However, your symptoms should certainly improve over the space of about 5 days. You may feel sore the first few days.

In view of this predictable (and necessary) response, the spine needs to be decompressed in stages. To begin with, a low-moderate pressure will be sufficient to lengthen the spine (and provoke a reaction). However, as your spine adapts to the Backrack™, you will need to increase the pressure, using more advanced techniques.

For this reason, we have designed a comprehensive range of movements, designed to increase the pressure in stages.

The Basic Exercises decompress the spine using low-moderate pressure. They are suitable for everyone barring a few exceptions, or Contraindications.

The Advanced Exercises will decompress the spine using moderate-high pressure (two of them will also help to strengthen the deep, stabilising muscles that support the spine). The Advanced Exercises should not be attempted until you are comfortable with the basic manoeuvres.


The Backrack™ can be used as frequently as your body will allow. After each session (possibly the day after) you should expect to feel sore.
This reaction is not the same as back pain. It is simply a natural response from joints that are currently stiff and dysfunctional. It is also a necessary response (without it, you will not get better).
This reaction actually provides a very useful feedback mechanism. When you return to the Backrack™ and repeat the exercises, you may find that your back feels uncomfortable and too sore. In this case you should rest. Use the Backrack™ on the following day instead.
Alternatively, you could use the Backrack™ every day, but perform different exercises on different days. For example, on day 1 you could focus your attention on the lower back using the Single (or Double) Leg Raise; however, on day 2 you could switch your attention to your neck using the Double Leg Raise With Tilt.
You can use the Backrack™ as frequently as you like (and for as long as you like) provided that you can tolerate the amount of soreness. To start with, however, we recommend that you use it every other day, and for relatively short periods of time (perhaps 5-10 minutes per session).
After a while you should be able to regulate your own treatment. If you use the Backrack™ on a frequent basis, you should find that the soreness disappears. When this happens, you should progress to more advanced exercises.


The Backrack™ is (probably) the best product on the market for the treatment of back pain. Nothing else comes even remotely close and because we have patented the design, no other product is likely to do so for the next 20 years.
However, the Backrack™ does have some limitations. It is, after all, a product, not a human being, trained in the field of spinal Orthopaedic Medicine. If you have a serious spinal disorder (for example, a slipped, or Herniated Disc), the Backrack™ will help to alleviate your symptoms. You may, however, need to see a specialist, in addition to using the Backrack™.
It is, of course, extremely important that you visit the right specialist. In our opinion, the only specialist you should visit is one trained in Orthopaedic Medicine; there is simply no need for anyone to contemplate surgery on their spine (except for a very limited number of cases).
For more details on each of the treatment options available to you, please visit our Treatments section.
If you would like to make an appointment to see Mr Luklinski (a leading specialist in orthopaedic medicine and the inventor of the Backrack™), please visit our Spine Clinic section or our dedicated website, The Luklinski’ Spine Clinic where you will also be able to review Mr. Luklinski’s qualifications and experience, and receive a Diagnosis after filling the on-line Consultation Form.
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