Your spine and back muscles are subjected to stress from bad posture, uncomfortable chairs, and even gravity. If you don't counteract these stresses, you may experience some form of back pain.
Traditional stretches are effective, but they can't hit all of your back muscles. To truly alleviate pain, you need to counteract the stress put on your back every day. And the best way to do this is by using one of these three back-stretching machines.
Stretch Mate Orthopedic Back Stretcher
This simple tool is designed to counteract poor posture by elongating and stretching your back muscles. Simply lie down on the arch to ease back tension and pain.
- Relieves soreness and chronic back pain
- Conforms to the spine's natural curve
- Realigns the vertebrae
- Releases tension
- Improves flexibility and improves posture
Inversion Therapy Table
Hanging upside down may be a bit extreme. But inversion therapy relieves the pressure on your discs that accumulates due to gravity. Simply strap yourself in, flip upside down and hang your arms overhead so that gravity can pull your spine apart instead of compressing it together.
- Elongates the spine and relaxes back muscles
- Improves posture
- Increases circulation
Stamina InLine Back Stretch Bench
This product offers benefits similar to inversion therapy, but there's no need to flip upside down. Instead, you use a crank system to lengthen your body as much as is comfortable.
- Decompresses back and joints
- Alleviates pressure on sensitive nerves
- No need to hang upside down
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