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Inversion Table Healed My Achy Back

Updated on April 9, 2018
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My work with top natural health professionals and experience as a fitness instructor teach me health tips that I am proud to share.

A gradual approach is the best way to describe the method of “feeling” comfortable while hanging upside down on a table that completely inverts your body.

Bad Low Back Pain

I hurt my lower back playing racquetball and have been taking the natural healing route to get back into the game. I am happy to say I am experiencing great success without surgery, drugs, or any traditional medical treatment.

I am happy to share with you some of my successes in healing by bad low back pain naturally. I strongly suggest that, if you hurt your back, you investigate what is actually causing the bad low back pain. Once you discover the cause, you should work with a professional who understands the process of using natural remedies.

Burning Lower Back Pain

One of my solutions for by low back pain is the inversion table. I purchased it at Big 5 Sporting stores for $109.00. It was well worth the price. Make sure you have someone go with you and help you carry it from your car because it is heavy.

Putting the inversion table together was easy because it pretty much put together when I opened the box. I just had to adjust the length and read the directions on how to use it before I could use it.

Then, I discovered hanging upside down on the inversion table takes the pressure off the spine and decompresses it. The first time I hung upside down, I felt complete relief from my really bad low back pain.

Through gradual approach I have been able to hang upside down safely, creating a simple method of traction, relieving discomfort and lower back pain.

The table comes with three different levels of hanging upside down. Each level is geared toward whatever makes me feel comfortable. No matter which level, I felt relief right away.

Low Back Pain Stats

Daunting statistics always gets under my craw when I am trying to convince myself the importance of taking care of my body.

Seriously, I can't write it enough. Trade all your painkillers, pills, and missed work for a healthy lifestyle with natural back pain solutions. If you don't think it is important, then take a look at these low back pain statistics:

  • In the US, Low back pain is the #1 reason for work-related disability in individuals under the age of 45.
  • Eighty percent of the population will undergo low back pain at some time in their lives.
  • One in four Americans experience low back pain at any given moment.
  • Low back pain is the second most common cause of missing work.
  • Low back pain is the fifth most common cause of all health care visits.

Best Stretch for the Lower Back

Hanging upside down on the inversion table is the best stretch for my lower back. I felt completely safe and in total comfort.

I recommend, the gradual approach is the best way to describe the method of “feeling” comfortable while hanging upside down on a table that completely inverts your body. As a side note, some friends with back or neck problems have also used their own inversion table with great success.

The idea is to take the stress off the spine so it can heal naturally. Believe me, I felt relief from my lower back pain right away as I gradually went upside down. I have been using the table for over five years and continue to enjoy the relief of getting off my feet and relaxing.

Hanging upside down is the best stretch for the lower back as far as I am concerned. Especially, after I have been on my feet all day, I get home and hang upside down and stretch. My kids hear, "Ahhh" coming from my office as I just hang there for a few minutes. They know mom is happy.

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Alleviate Lower Back Pain

You want to alleviate lower back pain without drugs or surgery, then you follow the process of hanging upside down or at an inverted angle with the intention of simple but effective benefits.

If you feel uncomfortable hanging upside or are not sure your body can take it, then check with your doctor and get his or her professional concent. Start the process of hanging upside down with a spouse, loved one, or good friend spotting you on the table. The idea is not to rush it. There is no quick fix to bad low back pain, but the inversion table will get you the relief you desperately need.

The manual for my inversion table helped me approach the process with safe and encouraging care. I didn't rush it but took my time and made sure that each step I took I was in control.

Believe me, I felt relief right away as I gradually went upside down.

Best Treatment for Low Back Pain

The concept is pretty simple but relieves a great deal of stress off my lower back and neck. Being suspended safely upside down, the gravity decompresses the joints of my back and neck. I am literally hanging by my feet and ankles, which took some time getting used to but well worth the effort.

Back Pain - Lower Back

Another way to describe what happens while I am on the inversion table is the reverse loading of the weight of my body. The aching lower back relaxes because of all the pressure from standing in the position for hours and hours is now reversed.

My chiropractor and physical therapist notice the positive changes in my back as well. They mentioned I had more range of motion, and I was not as stiff or tight in the lower back.

Best Medicine for Lower Back Pain

I asked my chiropractor why he didn’t have an inversion table in his office. He explained that the inversion table is not effective for certain type of people who have health problems.

Such as those with heart disease, high blood pressure, eye diseases (such as glaucoma), or are pregnant are advised to stay off the inversion table. It is a very smart to check with your medical doctor before starting this simple but effective treatment.

My chiropractor encourages me to use the table. It is the best medicine for lower back pain.

Achy Lower Back

With that, I cannot go without saying that the first time anyone uses the inversion table, they should have someone standing by, for the possibility of needing help getting out off the table and so forth.

When I had my achy lower back, I had my husband stand by a couple of times before I went solo. Now, I go solo and the achy lower back is gone.

Truthfully, I never felt in danger or uncomfortable while using the inversion table. I hope you consider using one of these tables because it is worth the time and money.

The achy lower back will just melt away.

Bulging Disc in Lower Back Treatment

Now that I have been using the table for some time. People talk to me about their back problems. I found out if you have a bulging disc in the lower back, which is quite common, or a bulging disc anywhere in the back the inversion table is the best treatment.

You can follow my successful approach or discover your own approach to using the inversion table. I started off at a 60-degree angle until I felt comfortable. I proceeded to increase the angle gradually to a complete vertical angle.

I am on the inversion table hanging upside down twice a day, as much as possible, for about 5 – 8 minutes. I can happily say my back is healthier every day. It is a nice break from standing or sitting in from of my computer writing.

© 2016 Kenna McHugh


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    • Kenna McHugh profile image

      Kenna McHugh 20 months ago from Northern California

      Thanks for the comment. I agree. My table really helps my back and neck. Yes. There are cautions. You need to read the cautions before trying it.

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      RTalloni 20 months ago from the short journey

      Thanks for highlighting the use of inversion tables by sharing your experience. Though there are cautions, especially for certain people, I am grateful for the benefits I've received from using mine for back pain relief. Also, other benefits of inversion therapy make using it very appealing.