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.
Spinal Backack – 3rd Advanced Exercises – Lean Back (with Tilt)
Now I will show you the advanced exercise Lean Back (with tilt)
that you can recommend to your patients to do using the Backrack.
This applies maximum pressure to the mid-upper back, or thoracic spine.
The exercise is best done en-route to the starting position, when getting on to the Backrack. When you begin to roll down the rack stop half-way down (as shown). Continue to breathe and do not strain your neck.
Next, put your hands behind your head and lean back into the upper curve of the rack. This will increase the pressure on your thoracic spine. After holding this position for a short period of time (perhaps 30 seconds), roll down the rack a short distance. This will allow you to target the next vertebra along your back.
Again, hold for 30 seconds and repeat until the pressure on your spine begins to fade (or until you feel your abdominal muscles tiring). You can increase the pressure still further by tilting over to one side.
This will shift your weight onto one side of your upper spine. Please continue to breathe throughout the exercise.
Do not tense your neck or over-arch your lower back. For more info regarding the Spinal Backrack please visit our website www.spinalbackrack.com