North American Healthcare JB4866 Arched Back Stretcher
- Gently relieves pressure
- Helps relieve aches and pains
- Comfortable support
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Top Customer Reviews
So I put it on the floor and laid on it like in the picture. It really didn't look like it would do much, I guess because the arch didn't seem that high- but boy was I wrong- this thing really stretches your back! In fact its downright deceiving how much of a stretch one actually gets.
But that's not the end of the story. I, like others, found several things out right away. First, you'll need a pillow to support your head. I don't know how the lady in the picture is able to tolerate that position- maybe its one of those CPR dolls you practice on? Without a pillow, your head tilts back and can make you a little dizzy. A therapist told me that this is because your vertebral arteries (which help get blood to your head) "thread" through your neck vertebrae, and in some people, when you tilt your head back too much/too long, they can get pinched somewhat which can decrease the flow of blood to your head and make you a little dizzy- so just be careful and grab a pillow before you lay down.
The other thing I found out is that you have to "play around" with the positioning. For some people who are really tight, they'll just lay down and hit it right the first time- but this won't be everybody. Expect to spend a few minutes tinkering around with it (by sliding it up and down which is easy to do) to find your sweet spot- that being where its most comfortable/where you feel the best stretch.Read more ›
Thank YOU-Need to update my review as since then I woke up paralyzed and had 6 fusions. They also found a massive tumor wrapped around the base of my spine that needed to be removed. Then I developed a football sized Seroma that required several more major surgeries and 3 months of chemo-interventional radiology etc. While all THIS fun was going on, woke up with the most painful tiny pea sized tumor in my left breast (yes I AM a guy). In the 6 weeks it took to get urgent insurance authorization for that surgery it grew to the size of a XL egg! So you guessed it, had a full Mastectomy of my left breast. Now lat week was diagnosed as having MS. Further testing in progress. Long story short, I am essentially toast....
10/02/2013 Update: To my shock, my new primary care physician (who began as an Osteopath) met with me to day and spent 55 minutes with me....I STILL think I must have been in some kind of time shift since at my age i never saw ANY doctor spend that kind of time with me. Not even the ones who made a couple HUNDRED thousand bucks off of me...To my utter astonishment, he says an inversion table will be fine for me, even after my prior 2 spinal fusions. More funny (to me) was his admission that he has had one for over 20 years and would never live WITHOUT one. His only criteria for me was to keep it simple, 20-40 degrees and just don't get stupid. I mentioned to him that I had bought the device reviewed here.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It really does help with a lot of the back pain. I'm on a desk much of my day and this does help my pain. I some times use a pillow under my head with it.Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
My wife found one locally and bought it as a backrest for car travel. It also works as a passive traction device. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Michael D Reese
I have had back problems for years and the older I get the harder it is to crack those spots in my back that cause tension. Read morePublished 8 days ago by kelsey
It's only been a few days, but it's been great. After stretching my back a few times a day (about 5 min. Read morePublished 12 days ago by J
Have used every day for 2 months and has held up to my 200 lbs. It seems to be helping better than the physical therapy I paid alot more to do.Published 18 days ago by longtimetrucker
Sometimes..cheap and simple just works beautifully! Since I cannot get Homer's 'Spine-O-Cylinder', I bought this pad and it has kept me out of a chiropractor's office for years! Read morePublished 21 days ago by T1