Back life is meant to administer a Continuous Passive Movement (CPM) to the lower back pain sufferer in a similar way to how a health care doctor might apply as part of his back-pain treatment in order to help reduce pressure between the vertebrae and thereby relieve tension in the lumbar area. In order to apply CPM, the user must lie on the floor, bending their knees over the upper portion of the device. When the upper section shifts, it gently rotates the pelvis in a circular fashion, causing the joints to rise, while the joints remain relaxed. Natural Health Practices has some nice tips on this. The marketed benefits of Back life for pain management are that it reduces lower back discomfort and pressure, restores back mobility, and improves flexibility. Moreover, it reduces lumbar pain with regular use, improves posture, and lowers muscle tension.
The Back in Action Mobiliser is an extremely powerful medical-quality spinal joint mobilisation system available for home or therapeutic use to alleviate back pain. It is commonly described as very effective in reducing the symptoms of musculoskeletal problems that are long-term and chronic. On either side of the spine, the system applies highly concentrated pressure to the muscles, simulating a practitioner’s thumbing technique, thus mobilising the spine, flexing and extending the spine, releasing stubborn vertebrae. In addition, the mobilisation provides a continuous passive movement (CPM) that is assumed to be helpful to the recovery of well-being and assistance. Mobilise has been used to treat conditions such as: lumbago, prolapse/slipped disc, sciatica, scoliosis, arthritic hips, Sacro-iliac dysfunction, whiplash injuries, fibromyalgia, and many other painful conditions. It is also thoroughly tested and approved by clinicians, so it is probably the most popular device used for back pain therapy care. The most significant drawback is that it is made in small amounts and is expensive to buy, but it can be used.