Stamina Inline Traction Control System 2021 Review (& Comparison)
The Stamina Inline Traction Control System allows you to stretch your back and hips from a flat-footed position, making it ideal for people with limited mobility or other issues that prevent them from using an inversion table.
We wanted to check whether this back traction device is just as effective as inversion therapy – without hanging upside down or lying down.
In this post, you’ll find our Stamina Inline Traction Control System review and comparison with inversion tables and other standing decompression devices (such as the Nubax Trio).
Here are our results:
- 1 Stamina Inline Traction Control System Review
- 2 Stamina Traction System vs. Inversion Table
- 3 Stamina inline traction system vs. Nubax Trio
Stamina Inline Traction Control System Review
Stamina Inline makes a few of the best back traction home devices on the market. Their Back Stretching Bench has made it to our list of the best back traction home devices of 2021, but now we wanted to check their standing traction device:
How does the Stamina Traction Control Device Relieve Back Pain?
Once the Stamina device is assembled and adjusted (explanation below), all you have to do is stand behind the leg straps, place your arms in front of the foam supports, grab the handles, and bend over. You’re in complete control of your inversion so you feel secure.
If you want more traction, you just lean over further. You can lean forward as much as you want, but you’ll have to listen to your body and stop before it gets painful.
You can further use this position to straighten your legs for a good hamstring stretch!
The padded chest pad, handles, and arms (that keep you secure and immediately align your back), make this process very comfortable.
Unlike an inversion table, there is no need to prepare and strap yourself at your ankles. A 5-minute stretch with the Stamina Traction Control System is usually enough to stretch your entire back and hips, improve your posture, and get quick and long-lasting relief from muscle strain, muscle knots, sciatica pain, hip pain, and pinched nerves.
Safety and Stability
You can trust the Stamina to hold your weight (the steel construction supports up to 250 lbs.), and the front and rear are built to distribute your weight properly while padding your chest and arms for comfort.
The machine is sturdy and comfortable, and you’ll feel safe.
However, according to users, you may find it difficult to get back to an upright position if your back pain is severe or you have weak core muscles. You’ll need to use your back muscles to get back to standing.
👉 Be sure to take it slow and easy. Don’t try to stretch too much at one go. Let your breathing gently stretch your back as you relax your back muscles. You do not have to use your arms to force down as much as using your upper body weight to “relax” you down.
Before you use the Stamina for the first time, you’ll need to adjust the height of the padded lap belt, and the width of the arm support. These options help you adjust the device for your specific body – for maximum comfort and effectiveness.
After that, you’re good to go!
Who Can Benefit Most from the Stamina Traction Control?
This Stamina device can be very helpful for people suffering from chronic back pain, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, bulging discs, posture problems, muscle knots, and more.
The unique features of this device make it a perfect spinal decompression device for busy people (use it quickly and move on), people who don’t like inverting or can’t invert due to high blood pressure or eye problems, and people who struggle with traction while lying on the ground (especially getting out without help).
Also, many users report sleeping better after using the device before going to bed.
RELATED: The 8 Best Spinal Decompression Exercises
Is the Stamina Traction System Good for Sciatica and Nerve Pain?
When you stretch your back with this device, it creates a negative vacuum in your spine, and just enough pressure to “suck” the slipped/bulging disc that’s causing sciatica and pinched nerves – back into the spot it’s supposed to be in.
It “lifts” the disc off the nerve and relieves your pain – sometimes instantly.
How Much Space Will You Need?
The assembled size of the Stamina Traction Control system is only 34″ long x 23″ wide and 38″ tall. You can find any corner of a room and place it there.
When you’re not using the Inline Traction Control System, it easily folds for storage.
The total weight of the device is 29 pounds.
Stamina Traction Control System Pros
- Simple to use, no prep. Time, just use for 3-5 minutes and move on with your day
- Immediate pain relief and back alignment for posture – very helpful for chronic back pain sufferers and for workout recovery
- Very effective for hip pain relief
- Comfortable padding, durable and stable construction, high weight support
- Great alternative for inversion tables (for people with limited mobility or medical issues)
- Doesn’t take much space, folds easily for storage
- Some people may need help to get back to an upright position
- Needs some adjusting before the first use
- Needs some assembly (20-30 minutes), you’ll have to follow the instructions diligently and with patience
- It may cause some shoulder discomfort, but that is nothing compared to the pain it relieves.
Stamina Traction Control Price & Warranty
The highest price is found at the official price, so we don’t recommend buying from it at this point.
The Warranty is as follows: 90 days on parts, 3 years on the frame.
Stamina Traction System vs. Inversion Table
While thousands of people report avoiding surgery by using an inversion table, many people find inversion therapy to be too harsh on their ankles, or do not like blood rushing down to their head and sinuses.
Others have medical issues that prevent them from fully inverting, such as high blood pressure, eye conditions, and limited mobility (that makes them need help getting on and off the inversion table).
If you don’t have any of these problems, we still recommend an inversion table, because it allows for maximum back traction, and decompresses your neck as well.
👉 See the Top 5 Inversion Tables for Back Pain (in 2021)
The Stamina standing traction, on the other hand, does not require strapping your ankles, lying down, and assistance with getting off it.
It allows for short and effective stretching sessions during the day, takes up less space, and does not require hanging upside down. However, it will not decompress your neck, and you cannot use it as a workout station.
👉 If you need to decompress your neck – here are the best neck traction home devices of 2021
Stamina inline traction system vs. Nubax Trio
Another popular back traction device and inversion therapy alternative is the Australian-made Nubax Trio.
It works similarly to the Stamina traction system, but it requires you to kneel down before you lean forward for the stretch, which is not ideal for people who suffer from knee pain or have trouble getting down on their knees and getting back up.
Plus, there are no apparent adjustments other than the lap belt.
On the other hand, it is still an effective back stretcher, that only requires 3-6 minutes of treatment – 1-2 times a day.
👉 See our full Nubax Trio review to help you decide.
The Stamina Inline Traction Control system is a high-quality back stretching device, perfect for people who can not or do not want to use inversion therapy, but still want a powerful and effective stretch – completely controlled by them.
While this device can not decompress your neck, it can effectively decompress your entire back and hips – without any prep. time – you just take 5 minutes of your day and use this device for 5 minutes – for immediate pain relief or workout recovery.
The device is sturdy and safe, doesn’t take up a lot of space, and is comfortable to use. Most people can get back to an upright position without assistance. Overall, we recommend this home back traction device for anyone suffering from back pain.
To your health and happiness,
The Back Pain Relief Products Team