What is the Spinal Decompression Belt?
The Spinal Decompression Belt is a clinical grade traction and decompression therapy belt. Developed by back pain specialists, this 2-in-1 Back Decompression Belt is unlike any other back support belt because it provides both traction and decompression therapy.
The Spinal Decompression Belt is specifically designed to help people relieve their lower back pain. It also stabilizes & provides support to the spine, what improves posture significantly.
Back Decompression is a proven technique endorsed by medical professionals and used in both upper and lower back pain treatment.
How does the belt work?
1. Decompresses the Lumbar Spine
Inflating the Decompression Belt will stretch and traction the lower back. This gentle motion works to lengthen the spine, relieving pressure on worn-out, herniated or bulging discs. It also allows blood, oxygen and other nutrients better access to the spine to relieve inflammation around discs and the sciatic nerve.
2. Stabilizes and Strengthens the lower back
With an unstable lower back, everyday actions can trigger severe pain and spasms. The decompression belt provides your lower back with the support it needs to in order to prevent these episodes. The added stability around the midsection means you can also work to strengthen your back muscles with less pain.
3. Stretches tight muscles and eases stiffness
Back muscles often tense up in order to compensate for injury and misalignment, which can lead to tension, stress and back pain. When the decompression belt is inflated, it stretches the muscles in your back, taking pressure off the surrounding joints. Less stiffens means more flexibility and range of motion.
4. Relieves lower back from upper body weight
When the decompression belt is inflated, it increases height by 4 inches (7.5cm), lifting and supporting the weight of your upper body. Decreased pressure on your lower back frees up the spine to lengthen, easing the pressure on compressed discs.
Frequently asked questions
How long do I have to wear the belt for? Do I have to wear it throughout the day?
For the first week, it is recommended that you wear the belt 3-4 times a day for about 30 minutes each time. This allows your back to adjust to the effects of the stretching and traction. After the first week, you can wear the belt for as long as you like. It is recommended you use it at least 30 minutes a day. You do not need to wear it throughout the day. Many people enjoy wearing the belt while working or doing daily activities because it helps them be active with less pain.
Is it bulky? Can I wear it under my clothes?
No, the belt is not bulky. It is light and discreet, so you can wear it under your regular clothing. Just wear the belt over a thin t-shirt or tank top, and then wear your regular shirt over top. In fact, a lot of people wear the belt throughout the day because their jobs can put a lot of additional strain on their back. The belt helps alleviate pain while the user is participating in his or her daily activities.
Why does the belt have to fit so firmly around the waist?
If the belt is not firmly wrapped around the waist, it may slip up and down when it is inflated with air. When it is firmly wrapped around the waist, it doesn’t slip, this way it can gently stretch and add traction to the lower back to relieve your pain and tension.
What is the size of the belt?
The Spinal Decompression Belt is a one size fits all to 49 inches.