The inversion table, otherwise known as a back pain relief table, has been around for a little while. The theory that the inversion table is based on, is that when hanging upside down the joints and body to be loaded equally but oppositely than when standing. The back pain relief table allows the spine to decompress as well as relieving the pressure on the discs and the nerves. It is related to wearing gravity boots. When the discs in the back are relieved it allows them to regain lost moisture as well thus returning to their original shape. The inversion table although it is known to help alleviate back pain, it also very helpful for other health problems. For instance, it is said to help depression and circulation. It also allows for more oxygen to get to the brain and can help stretch ligaments. Therefore this back pain relief table is used for quite a few different things and perhaps is better for those things than back pain.
The inversion table is rarely used as a back pain relief table for serious back problems. In addition, it is essential when the table is being used for the first couple of times, that someone else is standing by as a spotter incase health problems occur or incase someone needs help getting out of the apparatus. It is not recommended for people to use the back pain relief table or inversion therapy to relieve their back pain if they have specific health problems. These health problems include heart disease, high blood pressure, and certain eye diseases such as glaucoma. However, it is also suggested that if you are pregnant that you do not use this therapy either. If the back pain relief table is going to be used and you have permission from a physician to do so, then it is essential that a couple rules are followed. It is necessary for the person to start off very slowly and using very light levels of inversion. It should also be stated that in the cases of having any of these conditions, that perhaps it is good practice to always have a spotter in case there is an emergency. The inversion therapy is not going to be helpful for everyone and everyone may not enjoy the therapy. It can be said that hanging or lying upside down while attached to an apparatus is not for every individual. Before using inversion therapy it is suggested that you research it as much as possible before purchasing a machine, or trying it out.