HOW DO I USE BACKRACK?
TO HELP BACK PAIN
Achieving this position is actually very easy. For more details, please refer to our section on Getting On
Once in the Starting Position (shown above), patients are encouraged to perform a series of exercises. These have been carefully developed from long experience to mobilise the facet joints of the spine and to reduce as required, back, neck, and hip pain.
When you first lie on the backrack™, you may have a stiff spine and pain/back spasms, because your spine is not accustomed to the pressure. There are no side-effects but your spine will react to the upward force of the nodules with your symptoms certainly improving 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.
IS IT PERFECT?
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 section on Treatment.