Reviewing the Nubax Trio Spinal Decompression Device, 11 months later

by | Oct 19, 2010 | Treatments | 0 comments

Reviewing the Nubax Trio Spinal Decompression Device, 11 months later

FINALLY,  a full review of the Nubax Trio Spinal Decompression Device.

For those of you that don’t know what the Nubax Trio is, it’s a device used to reduce or eliminate back pain. Basically what it does is it provides a gentle traction to release of the pressure that the spinal discs endure all day long. It slowly stretches your spine and pulls apart the vertebrae, which allows for more circulation and nourishing and healing fluids to move around more easily — helping to repair a herniated or bulging disc and also reduce any pressure on the sciatic nerve. This makes it an effective tool to deal with nearly every kind of lower back pain.

I suffer from lower back pain and sciatica. I have a bulging disc and my SI Joint is out of alignment. I’ve been dealing with moderate back pain now for over 5 years. In my searches for an effective way to deal with the pain, I have tried several methods including, chiropractic, physio therapy, acupuncture, massage, stretching, and yoga, just to name a few. 11 months ago I came across this sciatic nerve stretch which helped a lot. Having found a good stretch that I hadn’t seen anywhere else I decided to keep browsing the website, as I read more and more about it I became interested in trying spinal decompression. I decided to order a Nubax Trio and give it a try.

I have had my Nubax Trio for about 11 months now, and I’ve had varied amounts of success with it. It certainly does the job as advertised, but it’s not a total ‘cure’ for all kinds of back pain. For most people, myself included, it will take more than just spinal decompression to actually fix a bad back and keep it pain free.

When the Nubax first arrived, I was excited to get it out of the box, put it together, and test it out. Immediately after using it the first time I noticed a new feeling in my lower back — it felt refreshed. This feeling continued for the first week or so each time I used the device. My pain decreased substantially in the first few weeks of using the Nubax Trio twice a day. However, I was not pain free — the Nubax merely reduced the pain but it did not eliminate it completely.

To completely eliminate back pain caused by herniated or bulging discs or sciatica, spinal decompression must be used in conjunction with something like muscle balance therapy, which will help restore the natural balance between different muscle groups. You see, the real cause of most back pain comes down to muscle imbalances which over time cause the hips to be pulled out of alignment — causing persistent back pain. If you really want to know how to cure back pain, whether it’s from a slipped or bulging disc, a herniated disc, sciatica, or just plain old back pain, you should really look into muscle balance therapy. It is possible to fix a slipped disc or eliminate sciatic nerve pain — don’t fall for the “back pain is something you’ll have to deal with for the rest of your life” crap, that’s an outright lie!

Although I’ve been using the Nubax Trio for about 11 months now, I still have back pain. That’s why I have signed up for the Healthy Back Institute’s Lose The Back Pain System. I haven’t started the treatment portion of the program yet because I am still in the self-assessment phase of the system. I haven’t yet gotten around to finishing the assessments, so I haven’t been able to start the treatment. I hope to get the assessments done this week sometime — fingers crossed. I mention this because I want to make it very clear that the Nubax Trio is not the cure, it’s only one part of it.

With that being said, the Nubax Trio has helped me reduce my pain significantly, and it has mostly stopped my right leg from going tingly and numb. This is a big improvement over where I was before I had the Nubax Trio spinal decompression device.

The good things about the Nubax Trio

Alright, so what are the good things about the Nubax Trio spinal decompression machine? Well, there are a few things that make the Nubax stand out above the other traction/spinal decompression devices on the market.

Ease of use

The Nubax Trio is extremely easy to use (and to assemble). This is one of its biggest selling features — it’s very simple. Even though it looks like a scary ab-crunching machine upon first glance, it is actually a very simple device with no complicated parts or instructions.

It took me all of about 5 minutes to put the whole thing together and not even 15 minutes after ripping open the box I was already using the machine. It’s not very complicated to assemble.

It’s also very easy to use. Pretty much anyone can use this machine. You simply kneel down over the machine, adjust the waist strap to fit your body length, and lean forward with the arm rests under your arms/armpits. As you lean forward the Nubax Trio stabilizes your body and gently guides you forward into a good decompression.

It’s nearly impossible to screw it up, it’s really simple to use — and if you’re confused about it, the Nubax Trio comes with an instructional DVD and paperback user’s manual.

Small and portable

The Nubax is also a relatively small device when you compare it to other decompression/traction devices. This was one of the big selling points for me. I didn’t have much free space when I first became interested in trying spinal decompression — I didn’t have the space for a large inversion table so it was the small portable size of the Nubax Trio that really caught my eye.

The bad things about the Nubax Trio

The Nubax Trio sucks for the following reasons:

  • It doesn’t decompress the upper back or neck


That’s it. There’s really no other downsides to this device. If you have upper back or neck pain, the Nubax Trio isn’t any good for your condition, otherwise you will probably benefit from using one of these devices.

Using the Nubax Trio

To use the Nubax Trio is simple. You just set it up on the floor, I recommend doing it on the carpet so it doesn’t hurt your knees, kneel down in front of the Nubax, adjust the waist strap for your body size, and lean forward into the machine with the arm rests under your arms/armpits.

As you lean forward you’ll feel slight resistance when you get to the point where your spine begins to decompress — there shouldn’t be any pain if you do this properly. As you ease into the Nubax it will gently pull apart the discs in your back and you basically just let gravity and the Nubax do their thing. If the device has been adjusted properly you will be able to lean forward until you’re basically parallel with the ground and you won’t go any further. Don’t worry, you won’t go face first into the floor ;)

You remain in the decompressed state for 2 to 3 minutes, and then slowly lift yourself up and back into a kneeling position. That’s it — you’re done!

When getting out of the decompression it’s good to put a hand on the floor to help lift yourself out of the Nubax, this will help take any strain off of your back muscles as you come out of the decompression. Remember to lift yourself out slowly.

When you lift yourself out of the device you may feel a slight discomfort as your spine starts to compress itself again — this is normal from what I can tell. It’s good to use the Nubax Trio right before bed, because when you lay down after using it your spine doesn’t have as much of a chance to become compressed since you’re not standing up — your spine will remain less compressed all night long.

I noticed that I can feel in my upper back where the spinal decompression ended. The spot in my back around my shoulders will feel different than the rest of my lower back that had been decompressed. At first I found this uncomfortable, but I have gotten used to it. If I were to use an inversion table for decompression I don’t think this would happen because the entire spine is decompressed when using an inversion table.


Overall I am very satisfied with the Nubax Trio. It does exactly what it’s supposed to do and it has helped me reduce the pain and tingling in my leg due to sciatica. It’s been a good investment for me, and I would definitely buy it again if I had to.

If I had the space I would probably go with an inversion table for the added benefit of decompressing the whole spine and neck, but since my issue is with my lower back and sciatic nerve the Nubax has served me well. I would recommend the Nubax Trio to anyone who thinks it might help them — because it probably will.

If I had to give the Nubax Trio a rating on a scale of 1 to 10, I would give it an 8.

Where to buy a Nubax Trio

If you’re reading this article and have been convinced that it may help you with your back pain, you’re probably wondering where to buy a Nubax Trio. I got my Nubax Trio from the Healthy Back Institute. I recommend the HBI because they really take care of their customers. They even do follow ups with you to check how you’re doing and answer any questions you might have. I’ve had a really great experience dealing with the Healthy Back Institute, and that’s why I feel confident recommending them to my readers.

If you think the Nubax Trio can help you, head over to the Healthy Back Institute right now and see what they have to offer. It might be the best idea you’ve ever had. Click here to go there now.