Air Back Traction Helps Restore Normal Lumbar Spine Curve & Disc Nutrition For Back Pain Relief
The Air Back Traction provides a unique pumping action to help alleviate back muscle and joint stiffness, improving segmental motion, increasing and helping to restore normal disc function. It works to help reduce some of the causes of pain from compression, poor posture and the degenerative effects of osteoarthritis.
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How Does This Back Traction Device Work?
Two hand controlled inflation pumps control the action by providing a system which offers a comfortable and progressive method which slowly decompresses the spine through lifting, stretching and separating the joints around the discs.
There are 2 orthopedically designed air bladders which produce a specific angular direction of traction forces which result in lubricating the joints and discs. By the user employing a rocking type motion, the stomach muscle groups are exercised as the joints of the lower back are simultaneously shaped and stretched.
This method of traction helps to restore the normal curve of the lumbar spine, providing a dynamic mechanism for vital nutrients to enter the joints and discs. Designed to reduce or eliminate back pain as well as restore normal segmental function and spine health, often deteriorated from conditions like degeneration of the discs.
As the patient bends to the right, the disc space at L4/L5 (arrow) is aberrantly right shifted, blocking the right bending normal motion. Further note that this common, insidious and rarely identified aberrancy has locked the entire low back region and forced it to the left, finally allowing the bending to occur in the upper part of the spine. How long will this patient’s disc survive the tremendous pressure and forces applied to it when bending to the right?
Note that after only one 20 minute session with the Air Back Traction device, the L-4/L-5 disc space is now properly left shifted and the disc above is also properly aligned and hydrated. The lower back is now free to bend right and the motion has been restored allowing proper nutrient absorption, returning the back and joints to a healthy position and unlocking the joint.
The Air Back Traction fits under your back in four positions to bring relief to specific problem areas. Two pressurized air bladders lift and relieve in opposite directions, decompressing and aligning your joints. As air pressure lifts and lowers your spine, nutrient rich fluids are drawn into the discs, promoting healthy, well lubricated joints.
Benefits Of The Air Back Traction Device
A healthy back with its proper curve and thick discs is freely moving and constantly bathed in nutrient rich fluids. Lubrication keeps the back young and flexible. An abnormal back has lost its natural, healthy lumbar curve posture. Weight loading shifts forward, applying abnormal pressure on the soft discs, compressing and dehydrating these important spinal elements. This forces disc material to bulge back toward the spinal cord and nerves. Joints dry up and become stiff and eventually decay and degenerate. Discs can also become locked or trapped to one side causing stiff, uneven bending, leading to further disc damage and arthritis or degenerative disc disease.
Poor posture or forward curve loss of the lower back can come from a variety of causes. Sometimes its an obvious cause like trauma from a fall or accident. Often, its the day to day wear and tear and poor positioning that breaks down a health back, like long hours of prolonged sitting. Catching poor posture early is the best defense against stiffness, early aging and poor health. Don’t let your back wear out before you do! Be flexible and feel younger with the Air Back Traction!
The Air Back Traction produces an angle of lift that separated joints by gently inducing a negative pressure in the disc, which absorbs fluids as well as increasing mobility of the joints. The natural shaping of the lumbar spine is restored, along with increasing nutrients vital to normal disc function while the sensitive nerve tissues are afforded relief from irritating compression. This occurs with a safe range of traction force using only 8 pounds of gentle pressure!
Since the spine is made of movable bones that house the central nervous system (spinal cord) and allows us freedom of movement, degeneration here may lead to a lifetime of progressing pain and stiffness. When the lower back deviates from its proper curve, the joint-disc complex looses normal functional mobility and compression of these structures occurs. When joints lock or misalign, the stage is set for degeneration of these structures which is difficult and sometimes impossible to reverse. The Air Back Traction is a great solution, so start early!
Using The Back Traction Device
Warm Up Routine
A. On a comfortable, firm surface, in a seated position, slide the deflated traction unit (black tubing will be to your right side) against low back and buttocks.
B. Gently lean back over deflated traction unit and locate the position your doctor has recommended or the one most comfortable and beneficial to you. While position (2) is the most common position, many users do the warm up exercise for the back in all 3 positions.
Once in position, move the device slightly up or down, left or right to locate the most centered and comfortable position for you.
Repeat C and D movement several times to conclude warm up routine. Never rock on unit when inflated and never inflate to the point of pain.
Using the Air Back Traction
1. Grasp the two hand pumps; lowest air cell pump in your right hand, upper air cell pump in your left hand. Squeeze each pump separately to confirm lowest air cell pump is in right hand.
2. Inflate lowest air cell with right hand pump to a firm, comfortable level. Usually 1-5 complete pumps.
3. Inflate upper air cell with left hand pump to an equally comfortable level. Usually 1-5 complete pumps.
4. Squeeze both pumps at the same time. Usually 1-3 more pumps.
5. With your knees bent and feet firmly on the ground, rock pelvis up and back toward belly button using your abdominal muscles to lift buttocks. Then rock downward using back muscles and allow lower back to gently stretch over air cells, lowering buttocks toward the floor. Gently rock back and forth 3-5 times more. See E and F.
6. Deflate air cells by pushing down on both pump buttons at the same time.
7. Repeat steps 2 through 6 several times leaving unit inflated to a comfortable level on the last repetition.
8. Relax on inflated unit for 15 minutes. Gradually work up to this 15 minute goal by adding a few minutes to each session.
9. Completely deflate both air cells; gently bring knees to chest on at a time for 5 seconds each. Then bring both knees to chest and hold for 5 seconds. Gently roll off unit and on to your left or right side slowly and carefully before rising. If your back is sensitive or stiff, first use the unit on your bed/mattress. As your flexibility increases, you may graduate to a flat, firm surface.
Placing a cold gel pack over the air cells is recommended to speed recovery from initial stiffness and discomfort. Always cover gel packs with cloth; never place gel pack directly against skin.
Just like performing a new exercise, it can temporarily make you sore. To reduce this, inflate to lower levels and keep sessions under 10 minutes for the first two weeks. This will allow your body to gradually adapt to a more aggressive back traction session.