With back pain affecting millions of adults each year, it has become increasingly important to seek out alternative forms of pain treatment. This is particularly true of those suffering from sciatica and chronic back pain because it inhibits their ability to lead a normal and active life.
Since a major source of back pain is a compressed or pinched nerve adjacent to the spine, they require a variety of treatments that are both surgical and non-surgical techniques. As such many spinal decompression treatments have been developed to widen the space between vertebrae to reduce pressure and pain on the spine. The key for you is to work with your physical therapist and physician to find the right decompression technique for you.
Two home spinal decompression devices have become very popular in recent years: Seated Inversion therapy tables and the Back Ease. Both provide back pain and sciatica sufferers a safe and convenient home treatment option. With price points well below $500 they also cost significantly less than traditional therapy. The choice really comes down to preference…
Inversion therapy has been around for over 2,000 years, ever since Hippocrates strapped his patients to a ladder with ropes and hoisted them in the air to help relieve back pain and other ailments. But inversion hasn’t only stood the test of time… it stands proudly in the light of scientific examination as a safe back pain therapy with astounding results. I already shared how inversion starts relieving muscle pain in the first 10 seconds. Seated Inversion Table also works in many of the “worst case scenarios” with severe nerve pain.
Because of the unique way in which the Back Ease – Spinal Decompression System lengthens and decompresses your spine… you’ll experience relief in 2 different ways. Short Term Relief – One of the biggest causes of back pain and sciatica is the combination of excess pressure on the discs (spinal compression), dehydration and mineral and other nutritional deficiencies. Over time our muscles get so tight that the pressure on the discs remains constant leading to an early deterioration of the discs and issues like bulging and herniated discs. Long Term Relief – That same negative vacuum in your spine allows nutrient-rich fluid to shoot back into your discs and around your spine like a slingshot. Gravity normally squeezes this fluid out of your discs throughout the course of the day…
Both devices can provide very effective back pain and sciatica relief. Optimum results will often be obtained by combining home spinal decompression therapy with other treatments such as muscle balance therapy which address the underlying causes of back pain.
Written By: Updated: September 23,2009
15 thoughts on “Home Spinal Decompression: Seated Inversion Therapy vs. Back Ease”
I have a herniated L4-5 disc and sciatic pain. What would be better for my problem, the Nubax Trio or and inversion table.
Hi there Pam, from experience using both the inversion table & Nubax – I have found that the Nubax has been much more targeted to the lower back.
Some of our customers who suffer from sciatic pain have gained some relief from using the Nubax, however it’s something that requires patients and perseverance.
There are some video’s on you tube which demonstrate both products.
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We just shot a brand new video reviewing the pros and cons of each and you’ll be able to find it on our site in a few days.
well, I can not make any comment because I have not used it the “Nubax Trio” but I would like to try. I have been subjected to surgery on L4-L5 ten years ago and my quality of life has improved little! I am from Portugal and I saw that “Nubax Trio” only exists in the U.S. So I wonder if someone could send me (I`ll pay all shipping charges).
Thank you for your comment. We are sorry the Nubax Trio is not currently available through us to Portugal at this time.
hey i have a Dorsal Compression Fracture of D11 and D12..! and the doc said that is not so important, he gaves me a croset n 3 months strict bedrest.! can u give your opinions..!
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I have cervical, dorsal & lumbar problems. With lots of patince, perseverance & lots of exercises, I’ve improved all 3, but the sciatic gives me lots of trouble, nums my right leg when I stand.
im 6 foot 8 and have a bad low back. want to know if the nubax trio will be able to work on me or if im so tall that when i lean forward my head will hit the ground before i get the full stretch ?
Thank you for your query.
We are sorry but neither the Nubax or Inversion Table are likely to suit you at 6 foot 8. For possible solutions to your low back pain please consider our 7 Day Back Pain Cure Book
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I tried to buy a nubax when you had a special price on them, they were slightly damaged, but they out of them right away. If you have any more that are damaged, or scratched,please send me a email, I would love to have one at those prices. We are Seniors ,so the discount would help.
I have the following conditions:
1) -spinal adhesive arachnoiditis- ( from a myelogram following an accident that caused bleeding into spinal canal but have had no surgery)
2)- cervical and lumbar spinal stenosis and
3)- 12 herniated discs throughout the spine
4)- left tibial plateau fracture – no surgery here either
I ambulate with forearm crutches, stopped working, take oxycodone for pain, and essentially stopped exercising because it increases irritation of arachnoiditis – Do you have any suggestions for such a difficult case?
Thank you for posting and we would like to help. A place to start would be for you to get read through our book “7 day back Pain Cure” It includes information about the back, possible causes and treatments to consider. You can read more about it at the link below. We hope you find it useful to you