Inversion Tables: Do They Work?

There are numerous studies and research showing that back pains are among the most common reasons why employees and workers would fail to report to work. Second to upper respiratory problems, back pains are also one of the major reasons for doctor visits. A lot of back pain sufferers are looking for ways on how to address back pain without resorting to medication and drugs.

One of the methods of addressing back pain, as well as muscle tension is through the use of inversion tables. Since 400 B.C., in the times of the great civilizations, inversion therapy is already used to address common pains, headaches and some illnesses. In inversion therapy, the pain is reduced because the spinal cord is decompressed. The spine is relaxed and there are no pressure or stress on it. A relax spine and back, is a more relaxed body.

There are numerous studies showing that inversion tables were able to help improve blood circulation and address neck, back, and muscle pain. Inversion tables could be adjusted to different levels, enough whether the user is a beginner, regular to inversion therapy or an advanced user. Studies show that those who spend ten seconds in a 25 degree angle, hae reduced their back pain by 35%. It is recommended that for those who are suffering back pain, inversion therapy can be done 2 to 3 times a day.

Aside from pain relief, inversion table promoters claim that it cold also improve blood circulation, relieve stress, help in depression, increase flexibility and relieve a person of motion sickness.

However, inversion therapy is not for everybody. Manufacturers of inversion tables would issue warnings associated with its use, and it is important to pay attention. Those who are suffering from any kind of hear disease, high blood pressure, pregnant women and those with eye disorders or with glaucoma are warned against using inversion tables. On the safe side, it is important to get doctor’s advice before trying the inversion therapy.