Inversion Tables - Do they work?

“Do inversion tables really work?” This is the most common question we hear, and the answer is YES! The purpose of an inversion table is to prevent compression of the spine by reversing the effects of gravity. By inverting oneself, this is most definitely achieved. But if you are wondering whether or not an inversion table will relieve your back pain, results will vary from person to person. Some people feel instant relief while others need to use an inversion table several times before feeling any effects. The only way to know whether or not an inversion table will work for you is to try one.


The Concept of Inversion Tables

Think about it…we practically spend all day walking, sitting, or working hard at something while on our feet. Gravity works against us by compressing our spines, day after day, year after year. This compression can cause terrible pain, not only in our backs, but all over our bodies due to pinched nerves in the spinal column. Using an inversion table will stop this compression, albeit for a few minutes at a time, and help toward the possible reversal of the effects of gravity and straightening of the spine.


The Many Uses of Inversion Tables

Inversion tables are not only used to relieve back pain. Many people use inversion tables to simply unwind. Some have reported reaching the heights of euphoria while inverted. Athletes have been known to use inversion tables to relax after high impact workouts. Some practitioners of holistic medicine believe that using an inversion table can help to cleanse the body’s organs of toxins. A few people have even linked inversion tables to weight loss.

An inversion table can also be used as part of a workout. While inverted, a person uses the natural force of gravity as resistance to work out the abdominals and back muscles while performing simple crunches and “sit-up” style exercises. Learn what you can do with an inversion table right here on our website.




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