Anyone own an inversion table?

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#1

I’ve had back problems in the past few years. I stretched my back out full capacity the past week with some success stretching out the lower muscles in my aged 33 body. Yes, I am old. Too old for some reading this, still young nonetheless. Blah.


#2

No but I heard some people get a lot of benefit from them ,myself I didn’t like it wasn’t comfortable (tried a friends table)but the wife would love to have one.


#3

I do & most of the time I don’t do the full stretch with it.
If you do want to do the full stretch you should build up to that.
Mine has 4 levels . I forget the exact degrees. The first one is about 45°.
The final one is free hang & very similar to what gravity boots would do.
Level 3 is like 4 but you can get a little back support from the board.
The thing with the inversion table is it’s a lot easier to come out of the full back to upright than gravity boots.
Mine has good “bars” on each side for pulling back to upright.
Still if you can I would recommend a spotter at first.
Also when you first start don’t think more time is better.
Do a 5 minute hang. Go upright. Release it & walk around.
Then repeat.
If you feel that went alright go to 10 minutes.
Stay on that for about a week .
Then to 20 minutes.
I don’t do over 20 minutes myself.
I actually think that is about the max for benefit.
After that you’re just adding time.
If you have a “bad” back you should do the above from the first level to start with.

It also wouldn’t hurt to discuss it with your doctor. I don’t have an pins,screws, or plates added to my back. If you do that is a good reason to discuss this with your doctor.


#4

Any pics of such a table. I’ve seen the things that let you hang upside down from a door way. I think I need an old torture device called “the Rack”. LOL


#5

[QUOTE=cholla;2698819]I do & most of the time I don’t do the full stretch with it.
If you do want to do the full stretch you should build up to that.
Mine has 4 levels . I forget the exact degrees. The first one is about 45°.
The final one is free hang & very similar to what gravity boots would do.
Level 3 is like 4 but you can get a little back support from the board.
The thing with the inversion table is it’s a lot easier to come out of the full back to upright than gravity boots.
Mine has good “bars” on each side for pulling back to upright.
Still if you can I would recommend a spotter at first.
Also when you first start don’t think more time is better.
Do a 5 minute hang. Go upright. Release it & walk around.
Then repeat.
If you feel that went alright go to 10 minutes.
Stay on that for about a week .
Then to 20 minutes.
I don’t do over 20 minutes myself.
I actually think that is about the max for benefit.
After that you’re just adding time.
If you have a “bad” back you should do the above from the first level to start with.

It also wouldn’t hurt to discuss it with your doctor. I don’t have an pins,screws, or plates added to my back. If you do that is a good reason to discuss this with your doctor.[/QUOTE]

Just a back that is sore daily. I think a stretch daily or every other day would do some good, improve quality of life, and with the reduced price compared to a few years ago it should be harmless.


#6

Just ordered one, $123 shipped off amazon. Hope it works well.


#7

@ Ivan , Aparantly the company that made mine no longer makes them.
I looked at the manual that came with mine & it still had the receipt with it.
I bought it in 2008 from Big 5 for $85.00 . It was on sale.

This one has the same model # but is made by iGym.
I think the back & leg/foot holder is made better on the one I have.
I could take pictures of mine if I really need to.
These are pictures of the iGym:

This is a YouTube video of a different one in use:

@ jhtalisman , That seems like a good price with inflation over 6 years.





#8

So far I like mine. Minimal back pain in the past week since I received it. Much better than the 2 straight months of almost constant pain. I can play with my kids and give them horsey rides now.


#9

Glad its helping Jamerson. And thankful that back problems have not hit me so far.

I have a touch of arthritis starting to show in my hands, and carpal tunnel that kills me if I use sanders too much. I invested in a new type of random orbit sander that cuts the vibration to a minimum and it has helped quite a bit. It was an expensive beast, but that beats having numb hands for months.

Getting older is not for sissies. :bigsmile:


#10

I am glad it’s helping your back.
I know the one I have helps mine.

Still using a regular sander myself but it does sometimes cause some numbness .
So far that goes away in an hour or so.

I guess the orbit sander is the electric equavalent of an air powered DA sander .
Like is used for cars by paint shops.


#11

That’s great to hear Jamerson and I’m glad this is helping. :cool:

Back problems can be terribly debilitating as you’re obviously already aware.

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#12

Thanks for the pics. I might have to get me one.