The Decompression Belt Product Guide [Updated for 2021]

The Decompression Belt Product Guide [Updated for 2021]
Updated January 2021




What is the Decompression Belt?

DR-HO’S 2-in-1 Back Relief Decompression Belt is a wearable, easy-to-use device that provides back traction and decompression to help relieve lower back pain. The belt is unlike any other support or back pain belt because it provides both Traction Therapy and Decompression Therapy:

Traction Therapy

Spinal traction is a form of decompression therapy that helps relieve pain associated with spinal pressure. It can be performed manually or mechanically. Individuals with herniated discs, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves and many other back conditions are likely familiar with this kind of pain. Regardless of where your pain comes from, DR-HO'S drug-free devices are recommended as an alternative option for pain management from home.

When the decompression belt is inflated, it acts as a spinal traction device that gradually stretches the spine, creating more space between spinal discs and alleviating pain associated with this pressure.

Decompression Therapy

Back Decompression is used in both upper and lower back pain treatment. Now, you can bring it home with you with the DR-HO’S Decompression Belt.

Wearing the belt when it’s deflated will provide a structural support for your spine and lower back. Best of all, the deflated belt fits comfortably underneath clothes so you can feel supported even as you go about your day.

The Decompression Belt Product Guide



How Does it Work?


1. Decompresses the Lumbar Spine

Inflating the decompression belt will stretch and traction the lower back. This gentle motion works to lengthen the spine, helping users feel better with as little as 20-minutes of use. It also allows blood flow to better access to the spine to relieve inflammation around discs and the sciatic nerve.


2. Stabilizes and Strengthens the Lower Back

With an unstable lower back, everyday actions can trigger flares of pain and spasms. The decompression belt provides your lower back with the support it needs to in order to prevent these episodes. The added stability around the midsection means you can also work to strengthen your back muscles with less pain.


3. Stretches Tight Muscles and Eases Stiffness

Back muscles often tense up in order to compensate for injury and misalignment, which can lead to stiffness, stress and back pain. When the decompression belt is inflated, it stretches the muscles in your back, helping to relieve the surrounding joints.


4. Relieves Lower Back From Upper Body Weight

When the decompression belt is inflated, it increases in height by 4 inches, lifting and supporting the weight of your upper body.


How Do You Use the Decompression Belt?

1. Make sure you are wearing a layer of light clothing.

2. Fully deflate the belt before putting it on. You can do so by turning metal valve counter clockwise.

3. While standing, place the fully deflated belt around your waist. The bottom of the belt should be cradling the top of your hips.

4. Suck in your stomach and pull the two ends tightly together with the Velcro strap. It must fit tightly to work properly. The logo should be positioned midline directly in front of you. Use the extension piece provided if you have trouble closing the belt tightly around your waist.

5. Close the metal air valve on the belt by turning it clockwise.


6. Clip the air pump nozzle onto the metal air valve on the belt. Use both hands to push the air pump nozzle and the metal air valve together tightly to prevent air leakage while pumping up the belt. If you hear the sound of air leaking from the valve on the belt, it means that you’re not pushing the nozzle and the metal valve together properly, or the valve is not fully closed.

7. Press the pump with your foot while standing up. Push all the way down and lift your foot off completely for each stroke. If you have trouble balancing on one foot while pumping, lean up against a wall for support or have someone else help you pump up the belt.

8. Keep pumping up the belt until it is fully inflated. When the belt is fully inflated, you will hear the air being released from the safety air release valve on the foot pump and the belt will stop getting bigger.

9. When fully inflated, remove the nozzle from the belt and enjoy. After using the belt for at least 30 minutes, or as long as you desire, deflate the belt by turning the metal air valve counterclockwise to release the air. Pull the Velcro straps apart and feel the relief!

10. For the first week, it is recommended that you wear the belt 3-4 times a day for 30 minutes each time. This will help train your muscles and spine to adapt to the effects of traction. After the first week, you can wear the belt at least 30 minutes a day to experience relief, but the belt can be worn for as long as needed.

11. For faster and better relief, lay on your back with the belt on and elevate your legs with a couple of pillows. If back pain is disturbing your sleep, try sleeping with the belt on.


What are the Added Benefits of the Decompression Belt?


  • Traction and Decompression

  • Find pain relief without the use of harsh drugs. 

  • Use the Belt Anywhere at Anytime

  • Completely wireless, comfortable and entirely portable, the Decompression Belt gives you access to pain relief at the times you need it the most. 

  • Pain Relief That’s Made to Fit

  • To ensure the right fit, the Decompression Belt comes in two different sizes: A and B.



Each belt size fits a range of waist sizes, as indicated below. To ensure that you choose the correct size you can measure your waist with a measuring tape. Simply line up the measuring tape with your belly button and go around your body for the most accurate measurement.


Find Back Pain Relief With the Decompression Belt

Living with back pain, strain, or discomfort can turn everyday activities into profound challenges. Simply moving around, something that most of us take for granted, can seem like a difficult task. Trying the Decompression Belt can help you relieve pain so you can get back to performing activities you love with greater ease.

And if you decide it’s not the right product for your specific pain, we offer a 90-day money-back guarantee policy. So take the first step in managing your pain today!




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