Inversion Board Therapy

Back Pain
Posted by Mike G (Amherst, Ny) on 09/27/2014
5 out of 5 stars

For back pain try an inversion table, I know I used to consider myself a bad back person for quite some time, had to call ambulance to get myself off of couch, and this inversion table restored my back where I have zero back problems for years, no challenge!! Also I know it has helped people cancel surgeries and restore scoliosis after others have had that for years with that condition.


Back Pain
Posted by Shauna (Los Angeles, Ca) on 04/01/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I have used an inversion board for back pain for about 4 years. It is really amazing!! I have neck issues from sitting at the computer all day at work and it eases the compression and straightens up my shoulders, which start creeping up towards my ears. ha ha... not kidding! I think everyone should be using inversion therapy as they age. It is so great for the spine!!!


Back Pain
Posted by Shauna (Los Angeles, Ca) on 04/01/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I have used an inversion board for back pain for about 4 years. It is really amazing!! I have neck issues from sitting at the computer all day at work and it eases the compression and straightens up my shoulders, which start creeping up towards my ears. ha ha... not kidding! I think everyone should be using inversion therapy as they age. It is so great for the spine!!!


Back Pain
Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 05/01/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I ruptured L-5 and L-2,3,4 were bulging from lifting a sofa and spent 3-8 hours in the tub a day trying to get relief with epson salts and read Your Body's Many Cries for Water and that helped so much!!!

But while time went by in the tub, I had lost muscle strength and my back hurt so I sat crunched in a chair to avoid pain. My pelvic floor prolasped around the same time. It doesn't take long to lose your muscle when you can't move.

I bought an inversion table and it helped so much. I use it for my spine still and that has been years. You have be careful about your feet when you use them, since all the pressure is on the top of your foot when you are upside down.

You don't have to go way---back, just enough to pull the spinal disc open so the gel can get back between them evenly.


Back Pain
Posted by Ruth Ann F. (Woodville, GA) on 01/14/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Oh you are so right I think same problem my 6'4" husband stands on concrete at work and so we got the inversion board to try to resolve the aches. Truly does help and we keep it out so we use it. I was getting aching from working at an ergonomically incorrect desk at a new job and this has reduced trips to the chiropractor. We looked at a variety on line and chose the Max Performance brand. I am still not completely inverted as we have only had it a short time.


Back Pain
Posted by Andrea (Ontario, Canada) on 01/08/2009
5 out of 5 stars

A year ago my husband suddenly came home from work bent over in horrible back pain. Had the symptoms of Sciatica, however the Xrays and MRI showed nothing in the area. He was put onto anti inflammatories and pain killers which he hated. 2 weeks of laying in pain and no answers, His knee started swelling as well. I hauled our inversion table out of the basement and got him onto it, that is the one thing that started getting him upright again and moving. After a few days, he was pain free and it hasn't returned. He stands in one spot in his job,on cement so I believe compression is happening with the discs of his spine. The inversion board is terrific and I highly recommend it for anyone in back pain. Just start out easy and work you way eventually into full inversions.


Back Pain
Posted by DL (Atlanta, GA) on 01/07/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Neck and Shoulder Pain Remedy:

I have had neck pain for years! It's gotten worse lately from all the time spent at the computer each day. My posture starts off great at the beginning of the day and becomes progressively worse as the hours pass. My eyes start to burn and I strain my neck forward trying to read the text on the monitor. As a result of holding this bad posture unconsciously for hours, my neck and shoulders ache non-stop. I am also starting to walk around in this position, with my neck thrust forward and my shoulders up. It's not good! After thinking about it for the last year or so, I decided last week to get an inversion board to help with my neck and shoulder issues. Turns out to be a great investment. I paid $165 for one on Amazon after reading all the reviews (I went with the Ironman). I now hang upside down at varying degrees (45- 90 degrees) 2-3 times a day for about 10 minutes each time. Upside down I feel the blood bathing the lymphatic areas in the groin and armpits. After a few minutes I come back up to the starting position and can feel the blood rushing back down to my feet before I invert again. It feels great!

Whereas a week ago I could not tilt my head forward without experiencing pain, now I can do so no problem. Tension in the scapula area is mostly gone. It's a mini-chiropractic adjustment each time I get on the board. I can feel (and sometimes hear) my spine pop into place. I was a gymnast as a child and loved being upside down. I find that I still love to be upside down -- it brings back a lot of great memories!

One note: consider wearing Timberland boots if you want to invert to 90 degrees, otherwise the clamps pinching your ankles get painful after a few minutes.

Also, be careful if you consider the cheaper version of inversion and buy the boots that you clamp into a bar at the top of a door. My husband has a friend that did this when he was alone in the house and couldn't get back up to unstrap himself! It was about an hour before someone came home and found him (alive, but scared). With a board, you control the angle of inversion and can easily pull yourself up by the side bars.