Review Content Pain free! My wife and I both experience the occassional back pain and we both have found this item useful. Rather than going to the chiropractor weekly, we can use the back decompressor in the comfort of our living room. The price is fair, and product seems very sturdy. happy with the purchase. Great Product! I bought this product due to a back/hip problem. It offers spinal decompression by providing gentle traction. You control the amount of traction and the length of time. This product is lightweight, yet very sturdy and durable. It was simple to put together and is extremely simple to use. And best of all, you just lie flat and apply the traction--no inversion like so many other machines on the market. Horizontal back decompressor I have a condition where a newrve is pinched between 2 vertabrae where there is no cartilage to cushion. This requires some form or traction. This machine provides the ability to straighten and separate teh vertabrae enough to relieve the pain. The only drawback is the release of the tension tends to create a fast snapback that can be uncomfortable to painful. By release my feet for the braces, I dont have the quick return, though it does nean that I need to manually return the bar to its home position. Hopefull The crank handle is awkward to reach and needs to be a little longer. Only used it 2 days, but very hopeful it will help overtime. I do wish there was a little more information provided on the actual use use of it and what you might expect. Works Great! Whole family uses and loves it. Works better for some than others depending on back issue but helps all of us in some way. Releives sciatic like pain.