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 – 2nd Basic Exercise – Double Leg Raise
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Now I will show you the double leg raise basic exercise that you can suggest to the patient to do with the Backrack.
The patient should start from the starting position, where you should be lying on the rack, with your knees bent touching the floor .
The double leg raise will increase the pressure on your lower spine. It shifts the weight of both legs over your lower back. Please make sure that you grasp each leg behind the knee. After holding this position for a short period of time (perhaps 30 seconds), bring your legs further towards your chest.
This exercise will be able to decompress the lower part of your spine aligning and correcting the position for the vertebra from L1-L5. This exercise is effective for the lumbar lordosis.
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