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December 13, 2017

Lo Bak TRAX Review – Will This Product Really Decrease Low Back Pain?

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If you are looking for a home-based product to treat lower back pain, you might have ran into Shark Tank Lori Greiner’s new product called Lo Bak TRAX.

After seeing this product on QVC and following Lori Greiner on Shark Tank for years, I was excited to try it out after seeing it in Amazon.

You see, I’ve had back pain for a number of years and over the last 4 years I’ve have what’s considered chronic low back pain.

I’ve tried a number of therapies and products and recently I purchased two new lower back pain relief products, and one of them was the Lo Bak TRAX.

So, does the product work as advertised?

Will Lo Bak TRAX decompress your spine as indicated in the commercials and relieve your low back pain?

These are a few of the questions we will address in this low back Trax review.

Lo Bak TRAX – Product at a Glance

Name: Lo Bak TRAX
Inventor/Owners: Roland S. Berthiaume, Thomas A. ValentineLori Greiner
Purpose: Decrease low back pain
Cost: $39.99 with shipping charges.
Verdict: 2/5 Rating
Does is Work: See below!

What is the Lo Bak TRAX

The Lo Bak TRAX device is a back relief pain product that can be used at home for the purpose of decreasing low back pain.

The concept is that by using the device on a daily basis you can provide your lower back with decompression to relieve pain in the low back areas that are compressed.

The Lo Bak TRAX Provides a duel traction force to decompress the lower lumbar and sacral regions of the spine.

The theory make sense and it’s easy to see how it works. See the demonstration below.

The starting position is laying down on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.

Note: There is an alternative position where you can put your feet up on a chair if this position is a strain for your knees.

By pressing down with both hands through the device and into your upper thighs, you get a gentle decompression of the lower back area.

So the Lo Bak TRAX product does provide a slight decompression of the spine, but does it affect back pain?

Does Lo Bak TRAX Work? Not For Me

When I used this device, I could feel a slight decompression of my lower back, but mostly I enjoyed the pressure experienced through my upper body caused from pressing down through the device.

It seemed to have a positive effect normalizing the knots in my upper back.

I used the device as instructed and throughout the day and although I could feel a slight decompression of the lower spine at times, nothing happened of any significance in my opinion.

I did not get any real relief of my lower back pain.

As soon as I stopped using the product, the back pain returned.

The product is built really solid and it is simple to use, but I don’t think it’s significant enough to really improve one’s back pain.

At least not for me.

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What I Didn’t Like

I think this product is NOT effective at decreasing lower back pain. Especially for back pain suffers who are looking for an effective chronic back pain treatment to handle this disability.

There is a bit of distraction, but that’s not going to be enough to get ride of, or manage, one’s back pain.

You’ve got to have core, lower back and hip strengthening exercises included in any low back pain treatment program. 

Other than that, I just don’t like the fact that I don’t think this product works.

At least not in comparison with what I’ve experienced as a Therapist and Back Pain Sufferer.

Lo Bak Trax Complaints:

The complaints that I read about this product when I decided to purchase it are about Disclaimers and Lack of Function.

There’s a number of complaints that this product should do a better job at dislaiming that this product is not appropriate for those that have had spinal surgeries like a spinal fusion.

There were a few complaints about the product making their back feel worse. Some people have even gone as far as calling Lo Bak Trax a Scam.

Personally, I don’t think Lo Bak Trax is a scam. It’s just an ineffective product.

And the biggest complaint with the Lo Bak Trax system is the same thing I’m saying here in this review…

That is.. The Lo Bak Trax Simply Doesn’t Work.

Check out these two screenshots below. All too common with this product.

Lo Bak TRAX Review

Lo Bak TRAX Review

Lo Bak TRAX and Exercise

The product comes with some educational videos on how to use the device as well as some helpful stretches that will improve your lower back pain.

These exercises are the same exercises that we as therapists recommend to our patients, but without the device.

The reality is that you can get the same relief with these types of exercises without this device.

As a matter of fact, check out this post to learn 10 low back pain relief exercises that you can do on a daily basis that will decrease your lower back pain and increase core strength.

It is good to see the product has an exercise program behind it and that the exercises are appropriate, so that’s a plus.

But after using this device for 3 weeks, I felt the Lo Bak TRAX device had little to no effect on my lower back pain.

I ended up returning the product to Amazon for a refund.

Will Lo Bak TRAX Help Your Lower Back Pain

It’s tough to say, there is a good amount of positive feedback about this product.

At the same time, there is also negative feedback complaining about the same thing that I experienced.

That is.. a lack of results on decreasing or managing low back pain.

I would imagine that it works for some people.

I also had a friend and my wife try the product out and they both felt very little relief in their lower back.

It might just work for other people better than it worked for myself. The product does provide a bit of relief so that may be causing some of the positive feedback.

All in all I don’t think this product is the best value for your money nor do I think it will help your low back pain.

What’s a Better Option Than Lo Bak TRAX?

Earlier I mentioned I bought two home-based low back pain products from Amazon.

The first was the Lo Bak Trax which I have to give a thumbs down, the second was a new product called the Invertabelt.

The Invertabelt has so many advantages over the Lo Bak TRAX it’s not even funny.

I’d encourage you to check out our review of the Invertabelt to get to know why the product is of such high value.

Especially for long-term back suffers like myself.

What I like about the Invertabelt is that it was created by Physical Therapists to provide not only Decompression of the spine, but also Overpressure.

I explain the concept a bit in our Invertabelt review, but it’s a therapist’s dream for a number of reasons.

The product comes with therapeutic exercises that will educate any person who suffers from back pain and will give you a great home exercise program to manage and decrease low back pain.

The exercises can be done from anywhere and the end result is increased back range of motion, flexibility, and immediate and profound decrease in low back pain.

It works immediately and has long-term results if used on a consistent daily basis.

The Invertabelt provides a unique manual therapy that is incredibly effective at decreasing tone in the back muscles.

Normally you’d have to go to a physical therapist to get this type of manual therapy, with the Invertabelt you can get the same therapeutic results anywhere.

Not only that, but you can read how the Invertabelt will help improve your sitting posture with this post.

What’s Next?

Read our review of the Invertabelt and see why so many Occupational and Physical Therapists are using it for themselves and recommending it to their patients. 

Don’t believe the marketing hype on TV, the Lo Bak TRAX is nothing special.

You can actually provide the same manual therapy by pressing your hand into your upper thighs in the same position as you use the Lo Bak TRAX.

Thanks for reading our Lo Bak TRAX review, if you have any experience or feedback with this product, leave a comment below.

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  1. I bought this product, after one day my left side sciatica problem Is gone. I had my doubts but now I am so thankful I did not read your review before I purchased the amazing product. I’m sure it’s not a one size fits all. We all don’t have the same back problems. I used it in the middle of the night and have it under my bed in case I need it.

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    1. You bet Steve, happy to help. I use an inversion table as well and love it. It’s a great tool to have for your entire body and you can even do some core strengthening exercises. Plus the fact that you can invert at varying levels makes it enjoyable to spend longer times on the table. You can also use it to relax your mind and meditate.

      Yeah, not a big fan of the Low bak Trax, I think it’s just a bunch of hyped up marketing and I found zero value in using it compared to the Invertabelt or just doing some basic low back pain relief exercises.


  3. Todd-
    You clearly do not what your speaking of as your story is a lie, Lo-Bak TRAX was never on shark tank so how did you see his product on the show? You are the type of scammer that tries to jump on someone else’s wonderful invention as you don’t have the stamina or ingenuity to create something of your own.

    1. Hi Heather,

      I’m not a scammer at all, maybe just a bit too busy creating my own websites and online businesses.

      I could have sworn that I saw Lo Bak Trax on Shark Tank. Maybe it was mentioned there or maybe I confused it with her QVC commercials.

      Either way, thanks for bringing this to my attention, I will be correcting my review. I did investigate this and you are correct.

      Dr. Roland Berthiaume, inventor of lo bak trax tried to get on Shark Tank 3 times with his idea, but was unsuccessful. It was from a tweet that Lori Greiner saw that captured her attention and eventually put the wheels in motion for the product.

      Thanks for the info but you don’t have to be so harsh on people. Sometimes people make mistakes.

      I’m not trashing her product either, I just don’t think it has any value.


  4. Lo Bak Trax seems super helpful for my lower back pain. I am an amateur lifter and every time I workout my back or perform dead-lifts, I experience lower back; I am still improving my form, but I still need something to help me, and this is it. 

    I will come back to purchase this product, and I also would like to see more reviews because this one was great! thanks!

    1. Hey Marques, 

      Get the deadlifts down, I’ve done my fair share of damage and I think I can pin point the Cross Fit WOD that did it to me. And it was deadlifts.

      If you’ve got a good Crossfit Gym by you, stop in and have them review the body mechanics. Pulling weight from the ground is very good for your body and back, but you need to have the movement down.

      I actually didn’t get the best results with the Lo Bak Trax product and returned it, didn’t think it did much and I’d highly encourage you to go with The Invertabelt as a long term back pain solution.

      Check out our review of the Invertabelt and see what you think.

  5. Hello there! I’m really impressed by your review of Lo Bak Trax. I’ve seen this product and was considering it for my low back pain issues. 

    Your Amazon reviews and including your own experiential trial lend weight to your verdict. I went on Amazon and found many similar conclusions regarding the effectiveness of the Lo Bak Trax product. 

    I think I will investigate more about the Invertabelt product you recommend.

    Is there any other helpful products or systems you recommend.


    1. Thanks Josh for your feedback.

      I would stress daily low back specific exercises. Every day, just add it to your daily routine.

      Here’s a great set of exercises to get started with to improve your low back health.

      The other products I use regularly are a lacrosse ball, foam roller, inversion table, a therapy ball, and the Invertabelt.

      I really think with proper low back exercises and frequent use of any of these products and you can decrease, functionally manage, and/or eliminate back pain.

  6. Hi Todd,
    While going through your post I read your review of the invertabelt. I think this could be a good thing for people who want spinal decompression but can not, for health reasons, use an inversion table.

    The invertabelt would seem to be a good alternative because it does not require hanging upside down, and creates spinal decompression through active stretching. What are your thoughts on that?

    1. Very good point Thabo and thanks for reading both our Lo Bak Trax and Invertabelt reviews.

      I’m using both an Inversion Table and the Invertabelt and I’d say that both are great, but I actually think the Invertabelt is the better investment.

      Simply by being able to calm a spastic lower back pain with the manual pressure the belt provides, but there’s also around 20 or so stretches and core strengthening exercises that can be used with the product that make it the better investment.

      When I’m working at home, I almost always have my Invertabelt on.


      Because I can use it sitting at my desk to monitor my sitting posture.

      Then when I’m standing and working, I can step on the strap and get a nice deep pressure (manual pressure) that calms my tightened low back.

      It always me to normalize the muscle tension, eliminate the back pain, then I can continue to work uninterrupted.



  7. I don’t really have any back problems or pain but when I meditate, I feel quite a bit of pain in my lower back. I start feeling pain just after a few minutes of meditation. 

    I don’t really know if I have any problems with my back or is it just a meditation thing but I guess I would consider searching for a product that might help with back pain. 

    As for this product, Lo Bak Trax, I think there are better choices out there based off of your experience with this product.

    1. Hi Rich,

      Thanks for your feedback on our Lo Bak Trax review, much appreciated.

      I think you’ve got a weekend back. I know what you’re talking about and have felt this at times in meditation and in yoga.

      You’re sitting up tall and maintaining this position and the back starts to hurt. I’d bet you need some hip and low back strengthening.

      It’s hard to work the hips in abduction without doing side leg raises or side planks. 

      Try adding these lower back pain relief exercises and stretches into your daily routine and I bet you’ll get better results with your meditation.



  8. Great review on the Lo Bak Trax! I personally do not have any back problems, but I know many people that do…that is actually why I was researching this product…for a Christmas gift!

    Isn’t is crazy how one person can have a negative review of a product and then another can have a totally positive experience with it!

    I appreciate your honesty surrounding this product and will definitely look into the other products that you recommend for low back pain!

    1. Yeah, very true. I think when you look at the Invertabelt, you’ll find you get an entire therapy system that’s geared for lower back pain.

      Lo Bak Trax just doesn’t do much for me, nor others that tried it. As a matter of fact, that’s the biggest complaint behind most of the negative reviews on Amazon.

      Lack of effect or results.

      Best of luck and hope your friend get the help they need. I don’t think you’ll find a better product for lower back pain relief that you can do at home.

      Take care,


  9. Great lo bak trax review Todd. I am a personal trainer and I deal with clients with low back pain all day. Sometimes, as you said, it depends on who is using the product. And more important how SEVERE the pain is.

    We all are different and we all have different characteristics. I am glad you have this website to go over the different devices and choices.

    1. Hi Javier, thanks for your feedback on the site and post. And I think you’re right, probably the impression that the Lo Bak Trax leaves is based on severity of pain and one’s prior baseline level of knowledge.

      I’m an Occupational Therapist and have spent years working with back patients and my own issues. 

      If you’re a person who’s never had much experience with back exercises and you get a bit of pain, something like this might seem great.

      To me, Lo Bak Trax is a bit of a let down and not a very valuable product.



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