What Is An Inversion Table
If you are suffering from back pain, or know someone who does, an inversion table may be just what you need.
An inversion table is a device that allows the user to hang upside down, suspended by the ankles or feet, thereby gently stretching the back out, taking all the weight off the spine and feet, and allowing the back to experience relief from pain.
Though some people are concerned that once they hang upside down it is difficult to return to the upright position, a well-designed inversion table will make the return quite easy.
Athletes use an inversion table to strengthen muscles that would otherwise be difficult to exercise in the upright position. Others find using an inversion table to be relaxing after a hard day at work, particularly those that are on their feet a lot. A few minutes each day can greatly improve your overall spinal health and general well-being.
A well-designed Inversion table will be well made of strong, sturdy construction, and have the ability to be folded up for storing when not in use. Padded ankle cushions will make teeter hang ups more comfortable, as the weight of your body is suspended by your ankles. The lumber support ‘table’ should be padded enough to provide solid support for the spine and for comfort.
Inversion tables are not all built the same, so it is important to research before buying. Consider the size and weight of the largest person to be using the table, and buy a table that is designed for the appropriate height and weight. Stability and strength are also of utmost importance, and there should be absolutely no chance of it wobbling or falling over when you are using it. Being able to fold it up and put away in a closet when not in use is a bonus feature worth considering.