Back Stretchers Buyers Guide

Back stretchers buyers guide provides insight into back stretchers, reviewed elsewhere on this site. These stretchers provide an effective way for relieving a number of back problems. For example, they are also used to relieve sciatica, spinal stenosis, and herniated disc. Also, they are used to help correct posture problems. 

By the way, in addition to the back stretchers buyers guide, use the back stretchers FAQ to find the best.

Arc Height

First, the height of the arc at its most curvature is an indicator of the amount of effort your back will need to take to fully wrap the stretching surface. For instance, stretchers with the lowest height will need the least effort when compared to stretchers with the highest height.

Stretching Arc

Most noteworthy, there are two types of arcs: fixed and adjustable. By their very definition, fixed arcs have a constant curvature. On the other hand, adjustable arcs allow the user to change the arc's curvature. The immediate benefit of this feature is that you can decide how much your back can bend to the arc's curvature. This is a great benefit for the first timer. They can use the least curvature until their back can get used to the curvature. And, then gradually increase the curvature, if necessary.

Stretching Surface

Finally, there are two kinds of stretching surfaces: smooth and those with acupressure nodes or spikes. Smooth surfaces work for those who simply want to improve their posture or want to take care of conditions like sciatica. On the other hand, surface with acupressure nodes or spikes provided the additional benefit of kneading your back muscles. By the way, kneading muscles helps improve blood circulation, relieve tense or stiff muscles.