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Inversion table for back pain relief

Posted By: PROLINE19

Inversion table for back pain relief - 01/06/21 07:42 PM

I am looking for help and recommendations on using an inversion table to relieve spinal back pain. I have always had a fear of not being able to right myself back up. any information will be greatly appreciated. thx
Posted By: TCM3

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 01/06/21 07:45 PM

I don't know of your muscular physical condition but my grandmother used to have one, and she was able to right herself easily, on her own power.. Depending on where you put it, you might can anchor a rope above you so you can help pull your self up.
Posted By: hopalong

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 01/06/21 09:39 PM

I have had one for yrs.
set it to your height, raise your arms to go back, put them by your side to go up. sometimes I have to assist a little but not often. I am 6'1" and 215#.

start with the retention strap set to about 45* and get used to it, work to full inversion and staying there for a few mins. I hang for 5-10 and relax as best I can, lower back is afu and the table helps a lot.

I got an ironman on wal mart online, shipped to door for free and only about 225.00 all in. link is the one I have.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/IRONMAN-Gravity-4000-Highest-Weight-Capacity-Inversion-Table/8477604
Posted By: jetdad

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 01/06/21 11:00 PM

Are the ankle restraints comfortable? I had some gravity boots and they were not very comfortable.
Posted By: gtrich94

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 01/07/21 01:17 AM

We got one two Christmas’s ago and I use it occasionally. I think ours goes 45, 60 and then 90 degrees. 45 and 60 are simple to right up from. 90 is a little more difficult, but it’s not hard. When you are completely inverted, the foot restraints on ours aren’t the most comfortable things in the world, but you aren’t spending 30 minutes in them either. We got ours at Academy and I think I bought the one that was about $150.
Posted By: Jimbo1

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 01/07/21 04:07 PM

Wife uses one every day for back pain. I tried it but couldn't take it. CL - find them cheap.
Posted By: Buzzsaw

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 01/07/21 04:07 PM

My knee Doctor told me to get the Ironman II. Its pretty good and it works

START SLOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It will affect all parts of your body.

Amazon
Posted By: TLew

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 01/07/21 04:12 PM

I got a teeter and it is a lifesaver for my lower back problems. I don't do it everyday, in fact I only get on it when I have pain. I'll do it 2 or 3 times on a day with pain where I can barely walk and the next day I feel 50% better than I did.

Mine doesn't come up quite as easy as putting your arms down, but I can get myself back up even when I can barely walk
Posted By: skinnerback

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 01/07/21 08:37 PM

Inversion table is the only thing that works for me. Have 3 dislocated discs in lower back and sciatica. I spent thousands at the Chiropractor and only made things worse, physical therapy nothing worked until I bought a $150 table at Academy. Don’t go 90% right off the bat, I did and hurt myself. Start off with less angle and work yourself into it. Taking muscle relaxers before inverting helps too, but hate taking them.
Posted By: PROLINE19

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 01/08/21 07:46 PM

this is the type of info i was looking for. thank you all for taking the time to reply. now i just need to go and purchase an inversion table.
Posted By: LFD2037

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 01/09/21 06:51 PM

I had a herniated disc on my lower back. Spine Dr. says shots or surgery. I asked about spinal decompression.. He said it wasn't FDA approved so he couldn't recommend it but has had a lot of patients have good success w/them. I bought the best one there was, a Teeter's. Used it for a few minutes a few days a week & after ~3 months, herniated disc was corrected. It was a lifesaver!
FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS or it WILL cause more pain.
Take it SLOWWWWWWW.
FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS or it WILL cause more pain.
Posted By: Nathan at Fork

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 01/09/21 08:55 PM

Be very careful. If your back pain is from certain things, an iversion table can hurt you. I used one and was in the Emergency room the next day. If you have serious back issue like herniated discs or previous back surgeries Id stay away from them.
Posted By: skinnerback

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 01/09/21 09:13 PM

Originally Posted by Nathan at Fork
Be very careful. If your back pain is from certain things, an iversion table can hurt you. I used one and was in the Emergency room the next day. If you have serious back issue like herniated discs or previous back surgeries Id stay away from them.



I had a herniated disc when I first got on mine, and hurt myself worse because I went straight to full incline. When I say hurt, I mean cannot walk across the room without help. Cannot get in/out of truck or bed, hit a bump, fart etc...., extreme crippling pain. I started over at less of an angle and it made a huge difference. Took the pain away like nothing else after a few days/weeks. Was able to get off of my pain pills and Celebrex.
Posted By: LFD2037

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 01/10/21 12:48 AM

Originally Posted by Nathan at Fork
Be very careful. If your back pain is from certain things, an iversion table can hurt you. I used one and was in the Emergency room the next day. If you have serious back issue like herniated discs or previous back surgeries Id stay away from them.

Did you start off too quickly (ie. too inverted)? It's a slow process.
Posted By: gunslinger300

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 02/04/21 08:06 PM

I have been operated on 3 times. Thinking i was superman. Get one you wont regret it. I dont do it all the time just when it flares up.
Posted By: jmac24

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 02/04/21 09:11 PM

If anyone needs one I have a brand new Teeter, used about 5 times. make you a great deal!!

When I would go back it made me nauseous. But then again I usually get seasick out in the gulf.
Posted By: hook_n_line

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 02/18/21 12:51 AM

Get checked by a doctor first. I tried it then my left foot went numb. I went in and the problem was I have spinal stenosis and they ended up having to do surgery to make my spinal canal wider to keep the pressure off my nerves. I had my surgery today actually.
Posted By: Buzzsaw

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 02/18/21 02:07 PM

Originally Posted by hook_n_line
Get checked by a doctor first. I tried it then my left foot went numb. I went in and the problem was I have spinal stenosis and they ended up having to do surgery to make my spinal canal wider to keep the pressure off my nerves. I had my surgery today actually.

Hope your surgery went well

I have spinal stenosis too. I take Meloxicam anti inflammatory and Gabapentin for nerve pain. I've been dealing with it with injections and my Iron Man II Inversion table does help relieve pain.

As we all know most of these are just "Band-Aids" until surgery.

What did you have done. Hope it works great !!
Posted By: TKM

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 02/18/21 04:39 PM

Been thinking about a table. Have herniated disk, got me concerned now.
Posted By: Buzzsaw

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 02/18/21 07:54 PM

Originally Posted by TKM
Been thinking about a table. Have herniated disk, got me concerned now.

ask your Doctor first/ im no doctor
Posted By: hook_n_line

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 02/18/21 10:55 PM

Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
Originally Posted by hook_n_line
Get checked by a doctor first. I tried it then my left foot went numb. I went in and the problem was I have spinal stenosis and they ended up having to do surgery to make my spinal canal wider to keep the pressure off my nerves. I had my surgery today actually.

Hope your surgery went well

I have spinal stenosis too. I take Meloxicam anti inflammatory and Gabapentin for nerve pain. I've been dealing with it with injections and my Iron Man II Inversion table does help relieve pain.

As we all know most of these are just "Band-Aids" until surgery.

What did you have done. Hope it works great !!


I took the anti inflammatory and gabapentin with muscle relaxers for about 2 months. What worked best was 100mg CBD gummies with gabapentin. I tried the inversion and stability ball but no good I let it go to long I guess. I had left lumbar five sacral 1 lumbar laminotomy, medial facetectomy and microsurgical discectomy. I had it done yesterday and today I'm getting feeling back in my toes, no sciatic nerve pain and just a little soreness in my lower back as the nerves swell up after surgery but it's not near as bad as before. I haven't had to take anything for pain yet but the dr said i would probably need to on Saturday because 3rd day is max swelling of nerves and then things get better. For now, I'm feeling great. Sit working from home for 30 minutes get up and walk 5 to 10 or stand for a while then sit. No lifting over 10 lbs for a week, 20 pounds next week. No excess bending for 2 weeks and after 4 weeks I can do what I want.
Posted By: Sniper.270

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 02/18/21 10:56 PM

I would agree to be very careful in using one. I had back issues and when nothing else worked I tried one. It did help my lower back at first, maybe. But then I also started having ankle issues and hip issues. Had to stop. Surgery was only option. Which was life changing. Again, be careful. Back issues are the real deal and can go badly quick.
Posted By: hook_n_line

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 02/23/21 05:28 PM

Just an fyi if the inversion table isn't an option. Day 6 after surgery. I have dull pain but I was told to expect it during the first 10 days. I haven't had to take any pain of the hard pain meds since Friday night. That was the worst night. I am finally able to get more tan 3 hours sleep a night. I'm back to work just on light duty.
Posted By: PROLINE19

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 03/23/21 04:24 PM

quick update. got the teeter inversion table. what a lifesaver. twice a day for 2 minutes at a time. finally relief. wish I had started years ago.
Posted By: 1955

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 03/23/21 04:28 PM

Ask about this table with your doctor first, just saying.
Posted By: LFD2037

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 03/25/21 03:32 PM

Originally Posted by 1955
Ask about this table with your doctor first, just saying.

Read my post from above about talking w/my back & spine specialist before you add paranoia for no reason. He recommended it, w/out legally recommending it, before I tried shots/surgery. He lost a lot of money by telling me to try it.
Posted By: Jamoke

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 03/29/21 02:41 PM

I have multiple herniated disks, get shots all the time. I bought a teeter, really expensive model. Went upside down pretty easily, comfortable. No real pain relief. Wound up dizzy for the next 3 weeks. Like I had to hold a wall while I was walking, room spinning dizzy. Went to ER several times. Finally after 3 weeks of this saw a chiropractor, he had to do a head tilt maneuver to put the otoliths (stones) in your ear canals back in the right place. He wasn't sure if it would work. After a few sessions thankfully it did. Sold that thing on craigslist for less than 1/2 what I paid after only using it one time. I wouldn't get back on one of those things if you pointed a gun at me. Most miserable month of my life.
Posted By: Buzzsaw

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 03/29/21 07:54 PM

Originally Posted by jetdad
Are the ankle restraints comfortable? I had some gravity boots and they were not very comfortable.

not at all with the ironman II
Posted By: RedRanger

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 04/01/21 11:20 AM

Originally Posted by PROLINE19
quick update. got the teeter inversion table. what a lifesaver. twice a day for 2 minutes at a time. finally relief. wish I had started years ago.


My nephew had back trouble since his 20's and had back surgery when he was younger, he suffered for years and finally got an inversion table, he said it was a lifesaver as well.

Good to hear it worked out well for you
Posted By: Buzzsaw

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 04/02/21 09:13 PM

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Posted By: SnakeWrangler

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 04/04/21 03:07 PM

I just bought one....will pick it up soon and hope it helps my back. I've have lower back problems for years.

Christmas eve about 3am I got out of bed to pee at my work shack and reached down to turn off my space heater. When I stood back up I blacked out...the next thing I remember was feeling my head bouncing off the floor. My wife had come over to stay with me (I was working). She said I fell to my knees then fell forward faceplanting on the rug. All I remember was standing up, feeling my brain raddle around inside my skull (thankfully its pier and beam and not a cement slab), then trying to get up 15-20 seconds later. She thought I had a heart attack. I went to the Dr. and everything is "fine"....unless I do it again.

Ever since hitting the floor my left arm goes numb...specifically my thumb, index and middle fingers and the right side of my neck, right side of my face, and the right side of my head back all around and including my right ear get the tingling/burning sensation like its asleep. Both start around the base of my neck to the middle of my shoulder blades. I've been to the Dr., Chiropractor, and have had a very deep tissue massage with little relief. Also used ice packs and heating pad to some minor improvement. When I readjust my neck the symptoms go away. Trying to find a sleeping position has been a joy.

I'm hoping decompression will provide some relief. I am also trying to schedule an appointment with a back specialists.

Once I have it and try it out I will report back on its affects mitigating my pain and symptoms.
Posted By: Buzzsaw

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 04/04/21 10:27 PM

Man Jess, that hurts just reading about it. I bet you need an MRI to show what's pinching on what nerve. The hand deadness is what it felt like when I had Carpal Tunnel (thumb and first two fingers) dead as hell.

Good luck, hope you get some relief before the 24th up
Posted By: LFD2037

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 04/05/21 12:29 AM

Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
I just bought one....will pick it up soon and hope it helps my back. I've have lower back problems for years.

Christmas eve about 3am I got out of bed to pee at my work shack and reached down to turn off my space heater. When I stood back up I blacked out...the next thing I remember was feeling my head bouncing off the floor. My wife had come over to stay with me (I was working). She said I fell to my knees then fell forward faceplanting on the rug. All I remember was standing up, feeling my brain raddle around inside my skull (thankfully its pier and beam and not a cement slab), then trying to get up 15-20 seconds later. She thought I had a heart attack. I went to the Dr. and everything is "fine"....unless I do it again.

Ever since hitting the floor my left arm goes numb...specifically my thumb, index and middle fingers and the right side of my neck, right side of my face, and the right side of my head back all around and including my right ear get the tingling/burning sensation like its asleep. Both start around the base of my neck to the middle of my shoulder blades. I've been to the Dr., Chiropractor, and have had a very deep tissue massage with little relief. Also used ice packs and heating pad to some minor improvement. When I readjust my neck the symptoms go away. Trying to find a sleeping position has been a joy.

I'm hoping decompression will provide some relief. I am also trying to schedule an appointment with a back specialists.

Once I have it and try it out I will report back on its affects mitigating my pain and symptoms.

Just take it slow and follow the directions to a T. This is not something to rush!
Posted By: ducknbass

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 04/05/21 12:36 AM



Works wonders.
Posted By: SnakeWrangler

Re: Inversion table for back pain relief - 04/05/21 04:16 AM

Originally Posted by LFD2037
Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
I just bought one....will pick it up soon and hope it helps my back. I've have lower back problems for years.

Christmas eve about 3am I got out of bed to pee at my work shack and reached down to turn off my space heater. When I stood back up I blacked out...the next thing I remember was feeling my head bouncing off the floor. My wife had come over to stay with me (I was working). She said I fell to my knees then fell forward faceplanting on the rug. All I remember was standing up, feeling my brain raddle around inside my skull (thankfully its pier and beam and not a cement slab), then trying to get up 15-20 seconds later. She thought I had a heart attack. I went to the Dr. and everything is "fine"....unless I do it again.

Ever since hitting the floor my left arm goes numb...specifically my thumb, index and middle fingers and the right side of my neck, right side of my face, and the right side of my head back all around and including my right ear get the tingling/burning sensation like its asleep. Both start around the base of my neck to the middle of my shoulder blades. I've been to the Dr., Chiropractor, and have had a very deep tissue massage with little relief. Also used ice packs and heating pad to some minor improvement. When I readjust my neck the symptoms go away. Trying to find a sleeping position has been a joy.

I'm hoping decompression will provide some relief. I am also trying to schedule an appointment with a back specialists.

Once I have it and try it out I will report back on its affects mitigating my pain and symptoms.

Just take it slow and follow the directions to a T. This is not something to rush!


Will do... up

Originally Posted by ducknbass


Works wonders.


That’s what I’m hoping for.....
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