Most people in the world don’t like pain. It’s not fun, it’s not comfortable and it can definitely ruin your life. Some people suffer from persistent pain because of their work. You see many who have worked their whole lives in production and have had their joints and their muscles scream back in retaliation. People who sit at desks day in and day out tapping away at a keyboard can suffer from bad posture and carpal tunnel. There are those who are involved with unfortunate accidents that leave them with persistent pain in many parts of their bodies and there are diseases like arthritis that make it almost impossible to do many everyday things.
Depending on the reason for the pain many people may need to undergo surgery one or two times in their lives to help it. For people who suffer from back pain, neck pain and circulation issues you may be able to find relief by using an inversion table. After talking with your doctor if you decide to use these cool devices you will find some of your pain being alleviated. For example if you suffer from disc compression in your spine an inversion table can help you with that. These machines are designed so that you sit on them and strap yourself in by the ankles. Using the handles on the side of the A-frame you slowly lower yourself backwards so that your head is below your feet. You don’t have to do a complete 180 at first and really, that’s not recommended. You should go slowly and not very far until you are used to using the machine, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
By using an inversion table you can relieve some pressure on your spine by allowing blood flow to circulate better. This also helps with neck pain and those with poor circulation. If you have high blood pressure it is not recommended to use this machine as the inversion can make it worse.
So if you have talked to your doctor and inversion therapy seems like a good way to go you’ll need to start looking into which tables meet your needs. We’ll go over the top three as recommended by consumers to help you figure it out.
Innova Fitness ITX9600 Heavy Duty Deluxe Inversion Therapy Table
This table has a large padded backrest to keep you comfortable while you invert. It can accommodate users from 4ft 10in to 6ft 6in and weighing up to 300 pounds. It is crafted from heavy gauge steel tubing and has a nice wide backrest so you don’t have to feel like you’re going to fall off. The handle bars that you can use to invert and then return to the upright position are foam for your comfort.
Ironman Gravity 4000 Inversion Table
This table can invert up to 180 degrees and is also made with tubular steel. It has a memory foam backrest for added comfort and the feet are protected with tough rubber non-skid floor stabilizers so you don’t have to worry about your table slipping. The ankle cushions are ergonomically molded which will be that much more comfortable and it can support up to 350 pounds.
Body Champ IT8070 Inversion Therapy Table
The handrails are U-shaped and it can fold up for easy storage when not being used. The safety lock keeps the table secure and there is a strap to help you control the angles at which you invert yourself. It can support up to 250 pounds and has foam rollers to help cushion your ankles. The spring-loaded pull-pin for ankle adjustment just makes life that much easier.
These are the top three that you can start looking into (comprehensive reviews are here) and they will give you a good idea what price range and what characteristics you should look for.