One of the most common sources of disability is back pain. Many times, back pain starts small and seems to develop over time into a condition that is hard to manage.

The causes of back pain are many and varied, and treatment of back pain should be done along with advice from your doctor.

Sometimes staying active before you experience back pain, or at least severe back pain, can be very helpful in preventing further problems and may even reverse some of the pain you currently have.

While there can be many causes of back pain, some common ones, according to WebMD, include: bulging or herniated disks, worn spinal joints and injured spinal nerve roots.

One common remedy many doctors proscribe is spinal decompression. Decompressing the spine involves stretching the spine and legs often through non-surgical means like physical therapy. This is effective because it takes pressure of spinal disks, allowing them to properly relax and heal.

Therefore, decompressing the spine often feels good and may be done by people who want to stay active and physically fit, even if they are not experiencing much pain.

We offer a variety of equipment that can allow you to achieve some powerful decompressing exercises and other stretching activities to achieve core fitness. While there are many options for you to choose from, they come in two main categories.

The stretch bench

A stretch bench, such as the Stamina InLine Back Stretch Bench, is one great option. It is relaxing, because all you do is lie down on a padded bench that uses handles to stretch your body just enough to be comfortable and relieving.

The Stamina InLine Back Stretch Bench features handles with contoured foam padded that are located under the arms and on the top and bottom of the ankles when the user is lying down. There is a handle located in a convenient position that is used to achieve appropriate decompression. This quality stretch bench can help not only with decompression, but also stretching of the lower body, knees and hips, which can help prevent muscle tightening.

The inversion table

An inversion table may be more difficult for some users, but it can also be extremely helpful and comfortable.

An inversion table, like the Best Fitness Inversion Table, allows you to go from an upright position to an inverted position easily and quickly.

The Best Fitness Inversion Table is made with a padded nylon backboard with secure, cushioned ankle cuffs. It is effective for a number of therapeutic goals, including:

  • less back and neck pain
  • fewer headaches
  • better posture
  • improved blood flow
  • less stress

Consider the health benefits of stretch benches and inversion tables. Click here to explore even more options from our store.

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