I have slipped a disc in my back 2 times! ( L5/S1 prolapsed disc ) I have taken every pain killer going, seen loads of physios military & civvie ones, endless physio progames & pain killers over last few years! I chose not to have surgery as the risks are not good & too high! Anyway this is my tip to what helps me massively, but wont be the answer to all back pain! It basically stretches your spine out! atm I hang about 10mins a day with weight. Take the you know what if you like but I don't care as it helps relive my back(kids call me bat man lol), I go to the gym on a regular basis so only have the boots only but if you don't use a gym, you can get the bar with them or after market bar & get boots for £89 inc del. http://www.physioroom.com/product.php?cid=3189&pid=39368&pn=Teeter_EZ_UP_Inversion_System_Pull_Up_Bar_Home_Exercise_Equipment Even if this post helps one person it would of been worth while! :Image9: as I know what is like to have real back pain. :Image1: If you have no back pain & use a gym I would recommend them anyway as great for ab work without stressing damaging your back.