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Inversion Tables Buying Guide

Using an inversion table reduces the pressure on your spine, which may help with back pain and improve flexibility and posture.

 

Why would anyone want to hang upside down by their ankles? This is essentially what an inversion table lets you do. The main reason to try inversion therapy, according to users, is to ease back pain. By temporarily reversing the effects of gravity, pressure is taken off your spine and joints and tense muscles can relax. Read on to find out more about inversion tables and their benefits. Please note that inversion therapy is not for everyone; please consult with your physician before trying.

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About Inversion Tables

How an Inversion Table Works

Everyday as you sit, stand and walk, gravity compresses your spinal cord. During your waking hours, you can temporarily lose up to a half inch or more in height each day. An inversion table reverses this downward pressure on your spine. Securing you in place by the ankles, an inversion table lets you tilt back to an inverted position, allowing your spine to lengthen and hydrate. Inversion also increases the flow of blood and oxygen to your head. In addition, an inversion table can be part of a workout routine by incorporating stretches and abdominal crunches.


 

Benefits of an Inversion Table

Most inversion table user reviews about talk about how the tables have helped with back pain. The reduced pressure on the spine, joints and nerves along with pleasant sense of stretching can provide temporary relief and may have longer lasting effects. Other benefits touted by inversion table therapy may include improved flexibility, joint function and posture, plus the increased flow of blood to the head may help with concentration and focus.


 

Using an Inversion Table

If you are new to inversion tables, start out gradually to get use to the feeling of being inverted. You don’t need to go completely upside down right away. Start with a small inverted angle and work your way up to a full inversion at your own pace. You can begin with a few minutes a day and add more time as your comfort level grows. Be sure to follow all the enclosed instruction carefully on the proper use of this equipment.


Please note: People with certain medical conditions should NOT use an inversion table; these include (but are not limited to) glaucoma and other eye diseases, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, bone weakness and pregnancy. Consult with your physician if you are considering using an inversion table.