Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I use my Nubax?
We recommend 2 to 3 times per day. However, every individual is different so experiment with frequency and length to work out what is best for you. Traction is generally most effective when used regularly and frequently, not for long periods of duration at infrequent or long intervals.
What conditions is my Nubax suitable for?
The Nubax is beneficial for but not limited to Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Lumbar Lordosis & Kyphosis, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Herniated Disks, Degeneration of the Vertebrae, and General Lower Back Pain.
Is the Nubax suitable for the upper back and neck?
The Nubax is mostly beneficial for the lower back from the shoulder blades to the base of the spine.
I am experiencing a slight discomfort when using my Nubax, what should I do?
If the discomfort is from the external pressure being generated from either the shoulder pads or the waist belt, this is normal as the body is being held at these points and drawn apart. However, if the discomfort is more of an anatomical nature, then use caution and if necessary, discontinue use. It may be just a simple matter of readjusting to a more comfortable position, reducing the frequency and duration for a shorter time. If the discomfort persists, or becomes worse, please cease using the Nubax and seek assistance and medical advice before proceeding with use.
My knees keep slipping when using my Nubax, what should I do?
Whilst using the Nubax device, if you find your knees a slipping on the floor, it is advisable to stretch in the Nubax on a different surface instead. Try using a yoga matt, or a towel underneath the device. If this still does not work, you may find placing your feet against a wall or moving your knees forward in to the device to have a better effect.
I am tall/ short in stature, is the Nubax going to work?
The Nubax is suitable for most heights and body types. The Nubax is designed for an average height but can be used by most by adjusting the placement of the knees whilst bending into the device and stretch. A towel or pillow can be used beneath the knees if the placement required is on the bar of the outer frame or the back leg.
I weigh over 150kg, can I still use the Nubax?
The safety recommended weight limit for using the Nubax is 150kg. The more this limit is exceeded, the more likely wear and tear will occur on the waist belt and hammock. The integrity of the devise at the joints may be compromised with continued use with more than 150kg.
I have recently had back surgery, can I still use my Nubax?
Surgery to the lower back may require time to heal before using the Nubax. As surgery is usually a last resort for back pain caused by pathologies, the use of the Nubax may be contra indicated. It is best to consult your treating surgeon to determine if back traction is safe to use in your specific condition.