Our modern sedentary lifestyle comes with a whole host of new health issues. Lower back pain, a common complaint, is the result of years of poor posture – whether sitting, standing, moving about or engaging in physical activity.
Our vertebrae are separated by discs that provide flexibility and act as shock absorbers. Over the years, they gradually become compressed by the effects of gravity on our bodies and our lifestyles of constant sitting and poor posture. They lose their shock absorbing capacity, leading to spinal compression and back pain, sometimes along with serious ligament and nerve root damage.
Back inversion tables turn the tables on gravity. They put gravity to work for you, instead of against you. As you invert, your own body weight stretches your spine. Inversion therapy relieves back pain by increasing the space between your vertebrae and relaxes pressure on your discs, ligaments and nerve roots.
Along with relieving many types of back problems, inversion tables improve your circulation and your flexibility and mobility, literally leaving you feeling young again! They also correct your posture and keep your body properly aligned, improving your appearance and general feeling of well-being.
Hundreds of people have testified about how inversion therapy has benefited them and made their lives easier and pain-free. They’ve written about sleeping through the night and enjoying an active lifestyle again, free from numbness and pain in their feet and toes, herniated discs, arthritis of the spine, sciatica, scoliosis, neck and hip pain, and more!
And now, medical science has also discovered that inversion tables relieve back pain. In 2007, a preliminary study at Newcastle University showed that back inversion tables drastically reduced the need for back surgery.
One group of patients underwent inversion therapy plus physiotherapy, while the other “control” group was treated only with physiotherapy. Amazingly, only 23% of the former group of patients – those treated with inversion therapy – needed to undergo surgery, compared to almost 4 out of every 5 patients in the control group!
Professor David Mendelow, Head of Neurosurgery at Newcastle University and leader of this study told the London Telegraph that back inversion tables could potentially save the UK healthcare system about $160 million a year in unnecessary surgeries!
If you are suffering from chronic back pain, inversion therapy may be just the thing for you too. It is safe and relatively inexpensive, especially compared to the prohibitive costs of medical treatment and surgery. Plus they are easy to use, hassle-free and have zero side-effects.
Why not enjoy the benefits of using an inversion table in the convenience of your own home today?
Written By: Updated: July 12,2011