From how they work to which one you should buy, we’re covering everything you wanted to know about inversion tables in our blog.

What is the purpose of an inversion table?

An inversion table has been specially engineered to reverse the compression of gravity on the spine. This in turn reverses the effects of poor back posture or even reduces the aches and pains of common spinal-related ailments.

Who should use an inversion table?

Inversion therapy is often recommended for people with the following conditions:

• Poor circulation
• Sciatica
• Scoliosis
• Muscle tension
• Chronic lower back pain

However, inversion tables are not just for people who are experiencing problems with their back and spine. It’s also for people who want to maintain a healthy body and prevent the likelihood of issues occurring in the future.

How does it help back pain?

It’s all very well saying that an inversion table can help back pain but what people really want to know is how it does this? Well, it utilises the power of gravity to decompress the spine, relieving tension and pressure. This also ensures your body’s natural posture is as healthy as it can be. This is particularly useful if you have fallen into bad habits - slouching at a desk, hunching your shoulders while you walk, or even cradling a phone between your ear and shoulder can all harm your posture and back in the long run.

• Decreases inflammation
• Relieves pressure and tension
• Increases blood circulation

Utilising the inversion table enables you to iron out and reverse some of the more common poor posture habits. It’s noted to be particularly good for lower-mid back pain.

It can also improve torso flexibility and strength.

How do they work?

They are surprisingly easy to use. Just lock in with your gravity boots, recline and relax just a few minutes a day! The greater the angle, the greater the stretch but you never need to fully invert to experience relief. Some models, like the Teeter FitSpine, even allow you to perform some light exercises such as torso rotations.

How long should you use an inversion table?

An inversion table is designed to be used for 1-2 minutes every day. This is a quick exercise that you can incorporate into your weekly routine for a healthier back and improved circulation.

Are they safe to use?

Understandably, if you’ve never seen an inversion table in action you may think it looks a little complex or unsafe to use. What if you get stuck upside down? What if the table collapses mid-use? These are understandable questions, however, the rigorous testing to ensure these products are safe means you don’t need to worry. In fact, the inversion table is an FDA-approved medical device in the States.

Which inversion table should I buy?

If you’re a complete beginner to inversion therapy, we recommend the Teeter X1 FitSpine Inversion Table or you can visit this comparison table.

Shop Teeter Inversion Tables at Back Care Online today. Our products are used and trusted by medical professionals across the UK and America.