We have all at least heard someone using inversion tables to help their chronic pain or back condition and you may have probably wondered if they are actually that effective or you want to know what they are about in general. This article will focus on the basics of inversion tables and give you a general overview about them. There have been many studies that have proved that inversion therapy is not actually a sham and they can help us. If you are looking for more information or want to check reviews for different inversion tables, you can find numerous blogs and websites dedicated to inversion tables as a useful reference.
As the name suggests, inversion therapy requires you to be placed in a position that lifts your feet higher than your head. This can be done by using inversion tables. Now there are different kinds of inversion tables each of which have different features and it is ultimately your needs that will help determine which kind of inversion table will work best for you.
Inversion tables include straps and/or locks to keep your body in position as well zero-gravity boots to help keep your legs up in the air for longer. It is important to know that you do not necessarily have to completely hang upside down the inversion table for it to work and this can be dangerous for some people as well due to the strain it causes on the joints. A 15-20 degree inversion for 5-8 minutes every day can also give the same results overtime as well and you can increase/decrease the angle overtime as you like.
However, it is very important to consult your doctor/ spine specialist before buying an inversion tables because it is not suitable for all health conditions.