20 Best Equipment for Back Pain That You Can Use Safely

You are looking for equipment that you can use for your back pain, but unsure which equipment is safe? You are in the right place!

Here is the list of 20 best equipment that you can safely use to help you deal with back pain.

Equipment for Back Pain
Table Of Contents

1. Elliptical Cross-Trainers

Being the most common equipment, physiotherapists are likely to recommend that you use this machine. The reason is that elliptical machine cross-trainers mimic your natural walking stride. Each time you make a stride, your feet won’t reach the floor, and you get a feeling like you are in the air.

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Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Machine Cross Trainer with 8 Level Resistance and Digital Monitor
FUNMILY Elliptical Machine
FUNMILY Elliptical Machine for Home Use, Cross Trainer with LCD Monitor & 8 Level Magnetic Resistance, LCD Monitor and Pulse Rate Grips, Heavy Duty Flywheel for Cardio Training Workout
Plasma Fit Elliptical Machine Cross Trainer
Plasma Fit Elliptical Machine Cross Trainer 2 in 1 Exercise Bike Cardio Fitness Home Gym Equipment
Material
Not available
Steel Tube
Metal
Size
28 x 17 x 57 inches
40.9 x18.9 x63 inches
38 x 26 x 9 inches
Weight
61 lbs
69 lbs
64 lbs
Maximum Load
220 lbs
264 lbs
220 lbs
LCD Monitor
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905
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Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Machine Cross Trainer with 8 Level Resistance and Digital Monitor
Material
Not available
Size
28 x 17 x 57 inches
Weight
61 lbs
Maximum Load
220 lbs
LCD Monitor
FUNMILY Elliptical Machine
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FUNMILY Elliptical Machine for Home Use, Cross Trainer with LCD Monitor & 8 Level Magnetic Resistance, LCD Monitor and Pulse Rate Grips, Heavy Duty Flywheel for Cardio Training Workout
Material
Steel Tube
Size
40.9 x18.9 x63 inches
Weight
69 lbs
Maximum Load
264 lbs
LCD Monitor
Plasma Fit Elliptical Machine Cross Trainer
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Plasma Fit Elliptical Machine Cross Trainer 2 in 1 Exercise Bike Cardio Fitness Home Gym Equipment
Material
Metal
Size
38 x 26 x 9 inches
Weight
64 lbs
Maximum Load
220 lbs
LCD Monitor

Compared to running, an elliptical trainer eases the pain you suffer. Running involves foot movements on the surface. The shock impact of your feet and the ground moves through your legs up to the spine.

If you wish to recover quickly, then these trainers will be a good fit for you since they have their form of motion that’s different from running.

Most of you will be amused to find out that elliptical cross trainers are relatively cheap and will cost you about $200.

2. Back Pain Treadmills

Sometimes, a good walking treadmill is all you need. Here is a reason why. Walking in real life is quite different from walking on a treadmill since it has a lower impact on your body movements.

If your back has been aching for quite some time, you should consider using treadmills due to the softer surfaces they provide. Rough and even surfaces may tweak your body and cause more pain. It’s recommended that you start at a slower pace on a treadmill.

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ADVENOR Motorized Treadmills
ADVENOR Treadmill Motorized Treadmills 3.0 HP Electric Running Machine Folding Exercise Incline Fitness Indoor 64 Preset Programs
SereneLife Smart Electric Folding Treadmill
SereneLife Smart Electric Folding Treadmill – Easy Assembly Fitness Motorized Running Jogging Exercise Machine with Manual Incline Adjustment, 12 Preset Programs | SLFTRD20 Model
Sunny Health & Fitness Folding Treadmill
Sunny Health & Fitness Folding Treadmill with Device Holder, Shock Absorption and Incline
Material
Not available
Aluminum
Steel
Size
63.78 x 27.17 x 51.97 inches
50 x 24 x 49.2 inches
62 x 25.5 x 50 inches
Weight
Not available
60 lbs
103 lbs
Maximum Load
220 lbs
265 lbs
220 lbs
Speed Range
0.6 - 9.9 mph
0.6 to 6.0 mph
0.5 - 9 mph
LCD Monitor
ADVENOR Motorized Treadmills
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ADVENOR Treadmill Motorized Treadmills 3.0 HP Electric Running Machine Folding Exercise Incline Fitness Indoor 64 Preset Programs
Material
Not available
Size
63.78 x 27.17 x 51.97 inches
Weight
Not available
Maximum Load
220 lbs
Speed Range
0.6 - 9.9 mph
LCD Monitor
SereneLife Smart Electric Folding Treadmill
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SereneLife Smart Electric Folding Treadmill – Easy Assembly Fitness Motorized Running Jogging Exercise Machine with Manual Incline Adjustment, 12 Preset Programs | SLFTRD20 Model
Material
Aluminum
Size
50 x 24 x 49.2 inches
Weight
60 lbs
Maximum Load
265 lbs
Speed Range
0.6 to 6.0 mph
LCD Monitor
Sunny Health & Fitness Folding Treadmill
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Sunny Health & Fitness Folding Treadmill with Device Holder, Shock Absorption and Incline
Material
Steel
Size
62 x 25.5 x 50 inches
Weight
103 lbs
Maximum Load
220 lbs
Speed Range
0.5 - 9 mph
LCD Monitor

Experts say that if you feel the urge to find support, then you are using the treadmill in the wrong manner. Holding the treadmill’s front bars or sidebars will restrict your torso from making a natural motion which is not healthy for your back. Therefore, use the treadmill in the right way as if you are walking and there is nothing to grasp on for support to heal your back problem faster.

Due to the sophisticated mechanics, the treadmill will cost you more compared to elliptical machines. Getting a treadmill would cost you between $300 to $500.

3. Stepper Machines

Just like an elliptical machine, the stepper has pedals. The difference is that the steppers don’t have a bulky frame.

As its name suggests, your movements will involve more stepping rather than striding. Some people see stepper machines as revolutionized elliptical machines, but that’s not the case. Stepper machines heavily rely on your balance which is recommended to solve back pains.

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Sunny Health & Fitness Mini Stepper
Sunny Health & Fitness Mini Stepper with Resistance Bands
Sunny Health & Fitness Twist Stepper Step Machine
Sunny Health & Fitness Twist Stepper Step Machine with Handle Bar and LCD Monitor - No. 059
KAB Adjustable Mini Stepper Machine
Sportsroyals Stair Stepper for Exercises-Twist Stepper with Resistance Bands and 330lbs Weight Capacity
Product Dimensions
16L x 15W x 13H inches
17.5L x 18W x 50.5H inches
20.2L x 18.5W x 9.8H inches
Foot Movement/Action
Up/Down
Twist Action
Twist Action
Resistance Bands
Max User Weight
220 lbs
250 lbs
330 lbs
Sunny Health & Fitness Mini Stepper
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Sunny Health & Fitness Mini Stepper with Resistance Bands
Product Dimensions
16L x 15W x 13H inches
Foot Movement/Action
Up/Down
Resistance Bands
Max User Weight
220 lbs
Sunny Health & Fitness Twist Stepper Step Machine
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Sunny Health & Fitness Twist Stepper Step Machine with Handle Bar and LCD Monitor - No. 059
Product Dimensions
17.5L x 18W x 50.5H inches
Foot Movement/Action
Twist Action
Resistance Bands
Max User Weight
250 lbs
KAB Adjustable Mini Stepper Machine
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Sportsroyals Stair Stepper for Exercises-Twist Stepper with Resistance Bands and 330lbs Weight Capacity
Product Dimensions
20.2L x 18.5W x 9.8H inches
Foot Movement/Action
Twist Action
Resistance Bands
Max User Weight
330 lbs

Some of you will argue that acute back pains won’t allow you to balance yourself. If that is the case, place the stepper machine near furniture or a wall that will help provide the support you need.

If your back pain has persisted for a long time, then getting a stepper machine will be great for you.

The economic advantage of the stepper machine makes it a popular cardio machine. They are less complex and will cost you approximately $100.

4. Stationary Exercise Bikes

Depending on the type of back pain you have, you will have to buy a recumbent bike or an upright bike. Sometimes back pain can be a result of accidents which can cause conditions like spinal stenosis or osteoarthritis.

Spinal stenosis occurs when spaces in your spine become narrow. Thus, putting a strain on the pressure nerves that travel through the spine. This type of back pain occurs mainly in the lower back and the neck. Choosing an upright exercise bike for your cardio exercises will offer some relief to your back.

Recumbent stationary exercise bikes are designed to give you a supportive backrest hence comfortable even for extended exercises.

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MaxKare Recumbent Exercise Bike Indoor
MaxKare Recumbent Exercise Bike Indoor Cycling Stationary Bike with Adjustable Seat and Resistance, Pulse Monitor/Phone Holder (Seat Height Adjustment by Lever)
MaxKare Folding Magnetic Upright Exercise
MaxKare Folding Magnetic Upright Exercise Bike w/Pulse Sensor/LCD Monitor Indoor Cycling Bike Stationary Bike Recumbent Exercise Bike with Arm Resistance Bands, Perfect for Home Use
Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Exercise
Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Exercise Bike with Pulse, 31.0' L x 19.0' W x 46.0' H (1200)
Material
Not available
Steel
Not available
Product Dimensions
45.7 x 18.9 x 41.7 inches
45.75 x 15.98 x 8.98 inches
31 x 19 x 46 inches
Weight
65 lbs
40 lbs
39 lbs
Maximum Load
300 lbs
330 lbs
300 lbs
Magnetic Resistance
LCD Monitor
MaxKare Recumbent Exercise Bike Indoor
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MaxKare Recumbent Exercise Bike Indoor Cycling Stationary Bike with Adjustable Seat and Resistance, Pulse Monitor/Phone Holder (Seat Height Adjustment by Lever)
Material
Not available
Product Dimensions
45.7 x 18.9 x 41.7 inches
Weight
65 lbs
Maximum Load
300 lbs
Magnetic Resistance
LCD Monitor
MaxKare Folding Magnetic Upright Exercise
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MaxKare Folding Magnetic Upright Exercise Bike w/Pulse Sensor/LCD Monitor Indoor Cycling Bike Stationary Bike Recumbent Exercise Bike with Arm Resistance Bands, Perfect for Home Use
Material
Steel
Product Dimensions
45.75 x 15.98 x 8.98 inches
Weight
40 lbs
Maximum Load
330 lbs
Magnetic Resistance
LCD Monitor
Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Exercise
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Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Exercise Bike with Pulse, 31.0' L x 19.0' W x 46.0' H (1200)
Material
Not available
Product Dimensions
31 x 19 x 46 inches
Weight
39 lbs
Maximum Load
300 lbs
Magnetic Resistance
LCD Monitor

Despite their effectiveness, it’s worth noting that these types of bikes do not engage the upper part of the body, which is essential in improving your back pain. You will have to be forced to incorporate your upper body in other exercises in your daily routine.

5. Whole Body Vibration Platforms (WBV)

Even though they are not popular like other cardio machines, the WBVs have great benefits for healing your back pain.

Some experts say that people who use this type of machine have an improvement in their flexibility. The vibrations reduce the production of the stress hormone.

WBVs can be used in different forms. You may choose to sit, stand, or lay down on them.

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Pinty 2000W Whole Body Vibration Platform
LifePro Waver Vibration Plate Exercise Machine - Whole Body Workout Vibration Fitness Platform w/Loop Bands - Home Training Equipment for Weight Loss & Toning
NIMTO Vibration Plate Exercise Machine
NIMTO Vibration Plate Exercise Machine Whole Body Workout Vibration Fitness Platform for Home Fitness & Weight Loss + Remote + Loop Resistance Bands, 999 Levels
Axis-Plate Whole Body Vibration Platform
Axis-Plate Whole Body Vibration Platform Training and Exercise Fitness Machine
Material
Not available
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
Not available
Product Dimensions
27.3 x 15.3 x 5.9 inches
20.3" x 12.5" x 7.5 inches
45 x 29 x 10 inches
Weight
31 lbs
19.89 lbs
66.5 lbs
Maximum Load
330 lbs
440 lbs
265 lbs
Pinty 2000W Whole Body Vibration Platform
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LifePro Waver Vibration Plate Exercise Machine - Whole Body Workout Vibration Fitness Platform w/Loop Bands - Home Training Equipment for Weight Loss & Toning
Material
Not available
Product Dimensions
27.3 x 15.3 x 5.9 inches
Weight
31 lbs
Maximum Load
330 lbs
NIMTO Vibration Plate Exercise Machine
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NIMTO Vibration Plate Exercise Machine Whole Body Workout Vibration Fitness Platform for Home Fitness & Weight Loss + Remote + Loop Resistance Bands, 999 Levels
Material
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
Product Dimensions
20.3" x 12.5" x 7.5 inches
Weight
19.89 lbs
Maximum Load
440 lbs
Axis-Plate Whole Body Vibration Platform
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Axis-Plate Whole Body Vibration Platform Training and Exercise Fitness Machine
Material
Not available
Product Dimensions
45 x 29 x 10 inches
Weight
66.5 lbs
Maximum Load
265 lbs

There have been recent conversations and debates to ascertain if WBVs help with relieving back pain. There isn’t a definite answer right now, but the fact that some people have used them for their back problems suggests that they work just fine. Besides, some research was conducted, and the findings pointed out that WBVs increased the bone density in the spine area, especially in women.

Home grade versions of vibration platforms will likely cost you approximately $ 150 to $250. They are portable enough and come along with resistance bands that make training easier.

6. Weight Machines

In your daily routines, you should consider using weight machines. They may include a stationary bike or another sort of equipment that helps work your lower body.

Weight machines are easy to adjust and use. To lift weights, you do not necessarily have to bend to lift the weights. Avoiding this will go a great way in helping ease your back pain.

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Sporzon Home Gym System Workout Station
Sporzon Home Gym System Workout Station with 330LB of Resistance, 125LB Weight Stack, Gray
ICON Fitness Gold's Gym XRS 50
ICON Fitness Gold's Gym XRS 50
Weider Pro 6900 Weight System
Weider Pro 6900 Weight System
Material
High Quality Steel
Not available
Not available
Dimensions
80.5 x 48 x 30 inches
48 x 18.9 x 16 inches
43 x 82.5 x 77 inches
Weight
216 lbs
226 lbs
200 lbs
Maximum Load
400 lbs
330 lbs
Not available
Maximum Resistance
330 lbs
280 lbs
330 lbs
Sporzon Home Gym System Workout Station
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Sporzon Home Gym System Workout Station with 330LB of Resistance, 125LB Weight Stack, Gray
Material
High Quality Steel
Dimensions
80.5 x 48 x 30 inches
Weight
216 lbs
Maximum Load
400 lbs
Maximum Resistance
330 lbs
ICON Fitness Gold's Gym XRS 50
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ICON Fitness Gold's Gym XRS 50
Material
Not available
Dimensions
48 x 18.9 x 16 inches
Weight
226 lbs
Maximum Load
330 lbs
Maximum Resistance
280 lbs
Weider Pro 6900 Weight System
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Weider Pro 6900 Weight System
Material
Not available
Dimensions
43 x 82.5 x 77 inches
Weight
200 lbs
Maximum Load
Not available
Maximum Resistance
330 lbs

7. Lower Back Exercise Machine

Using the lower back exercise machine will help you if you have lower back pains. Doing a hyperextension exercise using this equipment will target both your lower back and posterior chain.

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XIANGMIHU Adjustable Roman Chair
XIANGMIHU Adjustable Roman Chair/Back Extension Bench/Hyperextension Machine Lower Back Exercise Equipment for Back Workout and Ab Bench
45 Degree Back Hyper Extension Bench/Roman
45 Degree Back Hyper Extension Bench/Roman chair Adjustable Height Trainer Back Machine for Young Fit Man Fitness Women doing Core Exercise at Home Gym
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-BH6629
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-BH6629 45 Degree Hyperextension Roman Chair
Material
Steel
Heavy Duty Steel
Foam & Steel
Dimensions
43.4 x 23.5 x 26.7-37 inches
43.4 x 23.5 x 26.7-37 inches
39 x 24 x 33 inches
Weight
30.86 lbs
30.86 lbs
23 lbs
Maximum Load
275 lbs
275 lbs
250 lbs
XIANGMIHU Adjustable Roman Chair
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XIANGMIHU Adjustable Roman Chair/Back Extension Bench/Hyperextension Machine Lower Back Exercise Equipment for Back Workout and Ab Bench
Material
Steel
Dimensions
43.4 x 23.5 x 26.7-37 inches
Weight
30.86 lbs
Maximum Load
275 lbs
45 Degree Back Hyper Extension Bench/Roman
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45 Degree Back Hyper Extension Bench/Roman chair Adjustable Height Trainer Back Machine for Young Fit Man Fitness Women doing Core Exercise at Home Gym
Material
Heavy Duty Steel
Dimensions
43.4 x 23.5 x 26.7-37 inches
Weight
30.86 lbs
Maximum Load
275 lbs
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-BH6629
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Sunny Health & Fitness SF-BH6629 45 Degree Hyperextension Roman Chair
Material
Foam & Steel
Dimensions
39 x 24 x 33 inches
Weight
23 lbs
Maximum Load
250 lbs

8. Resistance Bands

Resistance bands can be the perfect solution for stretching your back muscles if you have lower back pain.

To use resistance bands to strengthen lower back pains, you should:

  • Lie down on your back. Both your knees should be bent
  • Ensure to put your right ankle at the base of your left thigh.
  • Place your arms and hands behind your left thigh
  • Pull towards your chest (upwards) until you feel a stretch.
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INTEY Pull up Assist Band Exercise
INTEY Pull up Assist Band Exercise Resistance Bands for Workout Body Stretch Powerlifting Set of 4
TheFitLife Exercise Resistance Bands
TheFitLife Exercise Resistance Bands with Handles - 5 Fitness Workout Bands Stackable up to 110-150 LBS, Training Tubes with Large Handles, Ankle Straps, Door Anchor Attachment, Carry Bag and eBook
Whatafit Resistance Bands Set (11pcs)
Whatafit Resistance Bands Set (11pcs), Exercise Bands with Door Anchor, Handles, Waterproof Carry Bag, Legs Ankle Straps for Resistance Training, Physical Therapy, Home Workouts
Material
Flannel
Latex
Natural latex
Dimensions
10 x 5 x 2 inches
Not available
7.87 x 6.69 x 4.33 inches
Weigth
2 lbs
1.7 lbs
2.45 lbs
Quantity
4
5
11
Resistance Level
15-35 lbs
10-110 lbs
10 - 50 lbs
INTEY Pull up Assist Band Exercise
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INTEY Pull up Assist Band Exercise Resistance Bands for Workout Body Stretch Powerlifting Set of 4
Material
Flannel
Dimensions
10 x 5 x 2 inches
Weigth
2 lbs
Quantity
4
Resistance Level
15-35 lbs
TheFitLife Exercise Resistance Bands
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TheFitLife Exercise Resistance Bands with Handles - 5 Fitness Workout Bands Stackable up to 110-150 LBS, Training Tubes with Large Handles, Ankle Straps, Door Anchor Attachment, Carry Bag and eBook
Material
Latex
Dimensions
Not available
Weigth
1.7 lbs
Quantity
5
Resistance Level
10-110 lbs
Whatafit Resistance Bands Set (11pcs)
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Whatafit Resistance Bands Set (11pcs), Exercise Bands with Door Anchor, Handles, Waterproof Carry Bag, Legs Ankle Straps for Resistance Training, Physical Therapy, Home Workouts
Material
Natural latex
Dimensions
7.87 x 6.69 x 4.33 inches
Weigth
2.45 lbs
Quantity
11
Resistance Level
10 - 50 lbs

9. Power Tower

The Power Tower is often said to be similar to the Standing Mountain Chin-Up Bar. The main difference is the added workstations that provide more exercise options. Power tower machine exercises may include pull-up and chin-up bar exercises.

Just as the exercises suggest, you can pull yourself up and hang from the bar. Hanging helps to decompress the spine and aids in the alleviation of your back pain.

If you plan on purchasing this equipment to help with your back pain, go ahead with it. The more pull-ups you do, the more you engage your internal muscles and ligaments. This helps in keeping your spinal alignment intact. The discs and muscles remain in position, thus keeping your back healthy.

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INTEY Power Tower Workout Dip Station
INTEY Power Tower Workout Dip Station Pull Up Bar for Home Gym Strength Training Fitness Equipment 2020 Newer Version
PCAFRS Power Tower Dip Station
PCAFRS Power Tower Dip Station, Power Tower Pull Up Dip Station, Pull Up Bar Stand for Home Gym Strength Training Exercise Workout Equipment, Adjustable-10 Levels
FITNETICA Power Tower - Multi-Grip
FITNETICA Power Tower - Multi-Grip Pull Up Bar Dip Station - Includes Workout Guide eBook - Fully Adjustable, Fits All Body Sizes - Ultimate Stability - Home Gym Strength Training Equipment
Material
Steel
High Quality Steel Pipe
Heavy-duty Steel
Dimensions
47.24L x 31.89W inches
24.8 x 17.3 x 11.1 inches
52.5 x 19.5 x 6.5 inches
Weight
59.3 lbs
29 lbs
60.45 lbs
Maximum Load
400 lbs
400 lbs
400 lbs
Dip Station Height
43.31 inches
59-90.6 inches
73-87 inches
INTEY Power Tower Workout Dip Station
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INTEY Power Tower Workout Dip Station Pull Up Bar for Home Gym Strength Training Fitness Equipment 2020 Newer Version
Material
Steel
Dimensions
47.24L x 31.89W inches
Weight
59.3 lbs
Maximum Load
400 lbs
Dip Station Height
43.31 inches
PCAFRS Power Tower Dip Station
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PCAFRS Power Tower Dip Station, Power Tower Pull Up Dip Station, Pull Up Bar Stand for Home Gym Strength Training Exercise Workout Equipment, Adjustable-10 Levels
Material
High Quality Steel Pipe
Dimensions
24.8 x 17.3 x 11.1 inches
Weight
29 lbs
Maximum Load
400 lbs
Dip Station Height
59-90.6 inches
FITNETICA Power Tower - Multi-Grip
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FITNETICA Power Tower - Multi-Grip Pull Up Bar Dip Station - Includes Workout Guide eBook - Fully Adjustable, Fits All Body Sizes - Ultimate Stability - Home Gym Strength Training Equipment
Material
Heavy-duty Steel
Dimensions
52.5 x 19.5 x 6.5 inches
Weight
60.45 lbs
Maximum Load
400 lbs
Dip Station Height
73-87 inches

You can also use the power tower to perform chin-up exercises. This will aid in improving your strength and posture. Besides, your muscles are strengthened hence keeping your spine stabilized. This reduces your risk of back pain and injury.

The power tower machine will prove value for your investments for the following reasons:

  • It has a dip station- strengthens the triceps, chest, and shoulders
  • It has a vertical knee raise station- improved abs workouts
  • It has push-ups bars –effective deeper push-ups
  • It has a pull-up section with a multi-grip

The power tower is a reliable back exercise machine due to its added features and a wide range of workouts.

You can get a power tower machine for $200 or less.

10. Rowing Machines

A rowing machine is a form of an elliptical machine that can help alleviate your lower back pain.

In case you have a herniated disc, getting this for yourself will add value to your investments.

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Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050
Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine
MaxKare Magnetic Rowing Machine
MaxKare Magnetic Rowing Machine Folding Exercise Rower 16-Level Tension Resistance Precise Display Panel with Storage Box Quite for Home Use
FITNESS REALITY 1000 PLUS Bluetooth
FITNESS REALITY 1000 PLUS Bluetooth Magnetic Rowing Rower with Extended Optional Full Body Exercises and MyCloudFitness App
Material
Steel & Aluminum
Alloy Steel
Steel
Dimensions
58.25 x 42.5 x 18.13 inches
Not available
88.5 x 21.5 x 21.5 inches
Weight
39 lbs
64 lbs
63.6 lbs
Maximum Load
250 lbs
243 lbs
250 lbs
Resistance Type
Adjustable Hydraulic
Magnetic
Magnetic
Digital Display
Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050
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Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine
Material
Steel & Aluminum
Dimensions
58.25 x 42.5 x 18.13 inches
Weight
39 lbs
Maximum Load
250 lbs
Resistance Type
Adjustable Hydraulic
Digital Display
MaxKare Magnetic Rowing Machine
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MaxKare Magnetic Rowing Machine Folding Exercise Rower 16-Level Tension Resistance Precise Display Panel with Storage Box Quite for Home Use
Material
Alloy Steel
Dimensions
Not available
Weight
64 lbs
Maximum Load
243 lbs
Resistance Type
Magnetic
Digital Display
FITNESS REALITY 1000 PLUS Bluetooth
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FITNESS REALITY 1000 PLUS Bluetooth Magnetic Rowing Rower with Extended Optional Full Body Exercises and MyCloudFitness App
Material
Steel
Dimensions
88.5 x 21.5 x 21.5 inches
Weight
63.6 lbs
Maximum Load
250 lbs
Resistance Type
Magnetic
Digital Display

Rowing machines have the following features:

  • Padded seats
  • Non-slip handlebars
  • Non-slip foot pedals
  • Wheels

Anti-slip pedals will prevent you from getting into any form of accidents while working out. I would recommend this machine since it has a low impact on your back pain. They are extremely portable, which makes them a good choice.

11. Stretch Band

If you don’t want to break the bank getting gym equipment, then spending some money on stretch bands to help with your back pains is a good idea.

Even sitting all day in the office sometimes puts pressure on your back muscles, which may lead to back pains.

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Emoly Professional Upgrade Resistance Bands
Emoly Professional Upgrade Resistance Bands, 3 PC Different Strengths of Exercise Bands, 5 ft. Long Latex Free Elastic Stretch Bands for Physical Therapy, Yoga, Pilates, Rehab, Home Workout
The Original Stretch Out Strap with Exercise Book
The Original Stretch Out Strap with Exercise Book – Made in the USA by OPTP – Top Choice of Physical Therapists & Athletic Trainers
Hoocan Elastic Resistance Bands
Hoocan Resistance Bands Set, Long Exercise Bands for Arms, Shoulders, Legs and Butt, Workout Stretch Bands for Physical Therapy, Gym, Yoga
Material
Latex
Nylon
Rubber
Dimensions
7.4 x 4.7 x 0.9 inches
5.5 x 4.5 x 0.9 inches
7.8 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
Quantity
3
1
1
Emoly Professional Upgrade Resistance Bands
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Emoly Professional Upgrade Resistance Bands, 3 PC Different Strengths of Exercise Bands, 5 ft. Long Latex Free Elastic Stretch Bands for Physical Therapy, Yoga, Pilates, Rehab, Home Workout
Material
Latex
Dimensions
7.4 x 4.7 x 0.9 inches
Quantity
3
The Original Stretch Out Strap with Exercise Book
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The Original Stretch Out Strap with Exercise Book – Made in the USA by OPTP – Top Choice of Physical Therapists & Athletic Trainers
Material
Nylon
Dimensions
5.5 x 4.5 x 0.9 inches
Quantity
1
Hoocan Elastic Resistance Bands
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Hoocan Resistance Bands Set, Long Exercise Bands for Arms, Shoulders, Legs and Butt, Workout Stretch Bands for Physical Therapy, Gym, Yoga
Material
Rubber
Dimensions
7.8 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
Quantity
1

So why should you experience back pains yet you can stretch your muscles using a stretch band?

Stretch bands are made out of durable tensile netting. It will help your lower back pains by relieving the tightness of the upper back.

12. The Reverse Hyperextension Machine

If you have lower back pains, a reverse hyperextension machine will help you. Hyperextensions machines will also help strengthen your lower back glutes and hamstrings.

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ComMax Roman Chair Back Hyper Extension Bench
ComMax Roman Chair Back Hyper Extension Bench 30-40-50 Degrees Adjustable
Marcy Hyperextension Roman Chair
Marcy Adjustable Hyperextension Roman Chair / Exercise Hyper Bench JD-3.1
XIANGMIHU Adjustable Roman Chair
XIANGMIHU Adjustable Roman Chair/Back Extension Bench/Hyperextension Machine Lower Back Exercise Equipment for Back Workout and Ab Bench
Material
Steel
Heavy Duty Tubing
Heavy Duty Steel
Dimensions
41.3 x 17.7 x 5.9 inches
43.5 x 27.5 x 37.5 inches
43.4 x 23.5 x 26.7-37 inches
Weight
23.15 lbs
42 lbs
30.86 lbs
Maximum Load
300 lbs
308 lbs
275 lbs
ComMax Roman Chair Back Hyper Extension Bench
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ComMax Roman Chair Back Hyper Extension Bench 30-40-50 Degrees Adjustable
Material
Steel
Dimensions
41.3 x 17.7 x 5.9 inches
Weight
23.15 lbs
Maximum Load
300 lbs
Marcy Hyperextension Roman Chair
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Marcy Adjustable Hyperextension Roman Chair / Exercise Hyper Bench JD-3.1
Material
Heavy Duty Tubing
Dimensions
43.5 x 27.5 x 37.5 inches
Weight
42 lbs
Maximum Load
308 lbs
XIANGMIHU Adjustable Roman Chair
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XIANGMIHU Adjustable Roman Chair/Back Extension Bench/Hyperextension Machine Lower Back Exercise Equipment for Back Workout and Ab Bench
Material
Heavy Duty Steel
Dimensions
43.4 x 23.5 x 26.7-37 inches
Weight
30.86 lbs
Maximum Load
275 lbs

The machine will target the small muscles and ligaments in your lower back. This machine will be essential for you if you have a desk job or a computer job.

More than 80% of people who work in offices experience some form of back pain. This machine is, therefore, a natural choice to get relief from this pain.

13. Power P2X Home Gym Including Leg Press

As we have seen in the earlier parts of this article, elliptical and treadmills are good for reducing pain in our lower backs. However, if you wish to purchase home gym equipment, you should buy the P2X Home Gym. It incorporates the use of resistance which is critical for alleviating back pain.

This machine allows you to perform compound exercises that improve your strength, posture, and back pain.

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Powerline by Body-Solid P2X Multi-functional Home Gym
Powerline by Body-Solid P2X Multi-functional Home Gym for Total Body Training with 160 Lb. Weight Stack
Dimension
71 x 66 x 83 inches
Product Weight
391 lbs
Weight Stack
160 lbs
Incline/Shoulder
Press Arm Row
Pec Fly
Yes - Functional
Back Pad Adjust
Leg Press
Optional - Basic
Included Accessories
48" Lat Bar, low row bar, and ab crunch harness
Powerline by Body-Solid P2X Multi-functional Home Gym
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Powerline by Body-Solid P2X Multi-functional Home Gym for Total Body Training with 160 Lb. Weight Stack
Dimension
71 x 66 x 83 inches
Product Weight
391 lbs
Weight Stack
160 lbs
Incline/Shoulder
Press Arm Row
Pec Fly
Yes - Functional
Back Pad Adjust
Leg Press
Optional - Basic
Included Accessories
48" Lat Bar, low row bar, and ab crunch harness

14. NordicTrack T6.5 S

If you are new to fitness and workouts, this type of machine will suit you. This type of treadmill will help you with your back pain issues.

The high-quality FlexSelect deck surface is soft and cushioned. This helps in reducing the impact on your legs and strain your back.

NordicTrack T Series Treadmill brand is one of the quality treadmills that you can find in the market.

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NordicTrack T Series Treadmill
NordicTrack T Series Treadmill
Material
Steel
Dimensions
67.5 x 36 x 73 inches
Weight
125 Pounds
Speed Rate
10 mph
Maximum Incline
10
NordicTrack T Series Treadmill
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NordicTrack T Series Treadmill
Material
Steel
Dimensions
67.5 x 36 x 73 inches
Weight
125 Pounds
Speed Rate
10 mph
Maximum Incline
10

15. Schwinn 270 Recumbent Machine

This type of machine will allow you to sit back and be able to exercise. It puts more focus on the strengths of your legs. Thus, it will have a huge effect on your lower back strength.

The machine has 25 resistance levels and 29 workout programs. The resistance will help to reduce lower back pain while building its strength too.

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Schwinn 270 Recumbent Machine
Schwinn Recumbent Bike Series
Material
Carbon Steel
Dimensions
64 x 27.7 x 49.9 inches
Weight
86.6 lbs
No. of Programs
29
Immersive Training
Explore the World App
Resistance Levels
25
Included Features
Bluetooth Connectivity, USB Charging Port, Media Rack, Speakers, Built-in Pottle Holder, Screen Display
Schwinn 270 Recumbent Machine
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Schwinn Recumbent Bike Series
Material
Carbon Steel
Dimensions
64 x 27.7 x 49.9 inches
Weight
86.6 lbs
No. of Programs
29
Immersive Training
Explore the World App
Resistance Levels
25
Included Features
Bluetooth Connectivity, USB Charging Port, Media Rack, Speakers, Built-in Pottle Holder, Screen Display

16. Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer

This machine is perfect for you to achieve a perfect fit and relieve the pain in your back.

It will put little strain on your joints. You will be able to move your body in a coordinated manner. Therefore, you can avoid the strain on your back.

Some experts even recommend this as the best for reducing back pain.

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Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer
SCHWINN 430 Elliptical Machine
Dual LCD Display
Stride Length
20" Precision Path Stride
Resistance Levels
20
Media Rack
Speakers
Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer
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SCHWINN 430 Elliptical Machine
Dual LCD Display
Stride Length
20" Precision Path Stride
Resistance Levels
20
Media Rack
Speakers

17. Dumbbells

Dumbbells are the best home workout equipment that you can think of getting. You can use dumbbells to work out any muscles of the body. Besides, they are easy to use and are affordable.

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Sporzon! Colored Neoprene Coated Dumbbell
Sporzon! Colored Neoprene Coated Dumbbell Set with Stand
Bowflex SelectTech 552 Version 2
Bowflex SelectTech 552 Version 2 | Two Adjustable Medium Dumbbells | Black, Red & Grey
Yes4All Adjustable Dumbbells - 50 lb
Yes4All Adjustable Dumbbells 40, 50, 52.5, 60, 105 to 200 lbs with Connector Options
Weight Range
3-4-8 lbs
5 - 52.5 lbs per Dumbbell 2.5 Increments up to 25 lbs
40, 50, 60, 52.5, 100, 105, 190, 200 lbs
Adjustable
Weight Stand
Sporzon! Colored Neoprene Coated Dumbbell
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Sporzon! Colored Neoprene Coated Dumbbell Set with Stand
Weight Range
3-4-8 lbs
Adjustable
Weight Stand
Bowflex SelectTech 552 Version 2
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Bowflex SelectTech 552 Version 2 | Two Adjustable Medium Dumbbells | Black, Red & Grey
Weight Range
5 - 52.5 lbs per Dumbbell 2.5 Increments up to 25 lbs
Adjustable
Weight Stand
Yes4All Adjustable Dumbbells - 50 lb
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Yes4All Adjustable Dumbbells 40, 50, 52.5, 60, 105 to 200 lbs with Connector Options
Weight Range
40, 50, 60, 52.5, 100, 105, 190, 200 lbs
Adjustable
Weight Stand

You can use dumbbells to exercise your back muscles yet have a minimal strain on the muscles and ligaments. You can do different routines like rows with single or two arms or deadlifts.

18. Lats Pull-Down Machine

It ranks among the most popular workout machines. You can use this machine to target your back muscles. They can also be used for triceps extension and abs exercises. If you prefer back cardio exercises to weight training, this will be a good fit for you. So consider getting this machine and see just how well it works to alleviate your back pain.

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UPDD Heavy Duty LAT Pull Down Machine
UPDD Heavy Duty LAT Pull Down Machine - Low Row Cable Machine with High and Low Pulley Stations for Home Gym Equipment Biceps Curl, Triceps Extensions Workout【US Stock】
LAT Pulldown Low Row Cable Machine
BuyHive LAT Pull Down Machine Low Row Cable Fitness Exercise Body Workout Strength Training Bar Machine
Merax LAT Pulldown Cable Machine
Merax LAT Pulldown and Low Row Cable Machine for Home Gym Fitness Training (Black & Red)
Material
-
Steel
Steel
Dimensions
122 x 61 x 194 inches
75 x 13 x 6 inches
47 x 24.5 x 80 inches
Weight
Not available
Not available
65 lbs
Maximum Load
395 lbs
500 lbs
286 lbs
UPDD Heavy Duty LAT Pull Down Machine
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UPDD Heavy Duty LAT Pull Down Machine - Low Row Cable Machine with High and Low Pulley Stations for Home Gym Equipment Biceps Curl, Triceps Extensions Workout【US Stock】
Material
-
Dimensions
122 x 61 x 194 inches
Weight
Not available
Maximum Load
395 lbs
LAT Pulldown Low Row Cable Machine
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BuyHive LAT Pull Down Machine Low Row Cable Fitness Exercise Body Workout Strength Training Bar Machine
Material
Steel
Dimensions
75 x 13 x 6 inches
Weight
Not available
Maximum Load
500 lbs
Merax LAT Pulldown Cable Machine
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Merax LAT Pulldown and Low Row Cable Machine for Home Gym Fitness Training (Black & Red)
Material
Steel
Dimensions
47 x 24.5 x 80 inches
Weight
65 lbs
Maximum Load
286 lbs

19. Power Rack

A power rack is a piece of equipment that is most often used for barbell exercises. It has steel cages where you stand while exercising. These cages have horizontal safety bars that can be adjusted at various heights to spot you during your workout.

Even though it’s mainly used for weight lifting, you can use the various barbell exercises for the back muscles. Going in easy on the back exercises will help you alleviate the back pain.

Product
THE BEST BUY!
Fitness Reality X-Class Power Rack
For low cealing
Valor Fitness BD-7
CABLE CROSS/SMITH MACHINE
Marcy Diamond Elite Smith Cage
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Fitness Reality X-Class Light Commercial High Capacity Olympic Power Cage
Valor Fitness BD-7 Power Rack with LAT Pull Attachment & Pull Up Station
Marcy Smith Cage Workout Machine Total Body Training Home Gym System with Linear Bearing Md-9010G, Silver (MD-9010)
Rating
Maximum weight capacity
1500 lbs
800 lbs
600lb weight capacity
Low pulley
Dip station
Weight plate storage
Variable bar positions
24
27
6
Safety spotters starting
about 20″ above ground
17.5” above the ground
16 inches
Dimensions
86.5 L x 52 W x 86 H inches
Inner 23.625"D x 43.25"W x 80"H
95"H × 79"W × 86"D
Warranty on frame
10 years
3 years
2 years
THE BEST BUY!
Product
Fitness Reality X-Class Power Rack
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Fitness Reality X-Class Light Commercial High Capacity Olympic Power Cage
Rating
Maximum weight capacity
1500 lbs
Low pulley
Dip station
Weight plate storage
Variable bar positions
24
Safety spotters starting
about 20″ above ground
Dimensions
86.5 L x 52 W x 86 H inches
Warranty on frame
10 years
For low cealing
Product
Valor Fitness BD-7
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Valor Fitness BD-7 Power Rack with LAT Pull Attachment & Pull Up Station
Rating
Maximum weight capacity
800 lbs
Low pulley
Dip station
Weight plate storage
Variable bar positions
27
Safety spotters starting
17.5” above the ground
Dimensions
Inner 23.625"D x 43.25"W x 80"H
Warranty on frame
3 years
CABLE CROSS/SMITH MACHINE
Product
Marcy Diamond Elite Smith Cage
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Marcy Smith Cage Workout Machine Total Body Training Home Gym System with Linear Bearing Md-9010G, Silver (MD-9010)
Rating
Maximum weight capacity
600lb weight capacity
Low pulley
Dip station
Weight plate storage
Variable bar positions
6
Safety spotters starting
16 inches
Dimensions
95"H × 79"W × 86"D
Warranty on frame
2 years

20. Pull-up Bars

Just like other machines, pull-up bars will help you with reducing your lower back pain.

However, you should not add extra weight because it can once again strain the muscles and tendons. Using the pull bars often will enable you to build up your back muscles and alleviate any back pain you might be having.

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KLL Pull up Bar for Doorway No Screws
KLL Pull up Bar for Doorway No Screws, Adjustable to Doors & Portable,Upgraded Thickened Steel Door Exercise Pull-up Chin-up & Multi-Grip Bars for Home Gym(180-days Free Return)
ProsourceFit Multi-Grip Lite Pull Up Bar - Basic
ProsourceFit Multi-Grip Lite Pull Up/Chin Up Bar, Heavy Duty Doorway Upper Body Workout Bar for Home Gyms 24”-32” (ps-1240-cu-basic), Black
SIEBIRD Doorway Pull Up Bar
SIEBIRD Doorway Pull Up Bar, Chin Up Bar Doorway No Screws Installation Pullup Bar Exercise Bar, Upper Body Workout Bar Home Gym Equipment
Material
Heavy Duty Steel
High Grade Steel
Steel
Length
30-40 inches
24-32 inches
3.33- 36.22 inches
Product Weight
8.4 lbs
5.5 lbs
Not available
Weight Capacity
300 lbs
300 lbs
440 lbs
KLL Pull up Bar for Doorway No Screws
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KLL Pull up Bar for Doorway No Screws, Adjustable to Doors & Portable,Upgraded Thickened Steel Door Exercise Pull-up Chin-up & Multi-Grip Bars for Home Gym(180-days Free Return)
Material
Heavy Duty Steel
Length
30-40 inches
Product Weight
8.4 lbs
Weight Capacity
300 lbs
ProsourceFit Multi-Grip Lite Pull Up Bar - Basic
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ProsourceFit Multi-Grip Lite Pull Up/Chin Up Bar, Heavy Duty Doorway Upper Body Workout Bar for Home Gyms 24”-32” (ps-1240-cu-basic), Black
Material
High Grade Steel
Length
24-32 inches
Product Weight
5.5 lbs
Weight Capacity
300 lbs
SIEBIRD Doorway Pull Up Bar
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SIEBIRD Doorway Pull Up Bar, Chin Up Bar Doorway No Screws Installation Pullup Bar Exercise Bar, Upper Body Workout Bar Home Gym Equipment
Material
Steel
Length
3.33- 36.22 inches
Product Weight
Not available
Weight Capacity
440 lbs

To sum up, you can use various equipment to alleviate your back pain.

Elliptical machines, treadmills, and stepper machines are among the best-ranking cardio machines that help to relieve back pains. However, you can choose a machine that you prefer to use. Alternatively, you can also consult a physiotherapist.

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James Wright

James (36) has been working out since he was 15 years old. He has a home gym where he pumps iron, does bodyweight workouts and boxing. He likes sharing his experiences with others who want to build a better physique.

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