Inversion tables adjust to tilt to various angles. You don't have to hang totally
upside down. Many people prefer partial inversion. Even hanging
in a slightly inverted position (20 - 30 degrees) can stretch the
spine and relieve back pain.
As you get used to being inverted on a slight slant, you can increase
the slant to about 60 degrees to increase the stretch. Many people
don't feel safe hanging totally upside down and it is not necessary.
If you are feeling uneasy, your muscles will tense up (contract),
which will work against the muscles being stretched and relaxed.
The amount of time you spend inverted on an inversion table depends
on the angle you are inverted at. The smaller the angle of the inversion
table, the longer you will feel comfortable inverting. Many people
begin with inverting a couple of minutes at at time and build up
to 10 minutes as they adjust to the feeling of being inverted and
can relax. For back pain relief, you may want to use the inversion
table a 2 or 3 times a day.
Inversion tables stretch the entire back to relieve back pain.The
inversion table stretches the muscles of the back and increases
the space between vertebrae - reducing pressure on intervertebral
discs and nerve roots, and thereby relieving back pain. If you have
poor posture due to shortened muscles, an inversion table can help
elongate the muscles and relieve back pain caused by poor posture.
Besides being used for back pain relief, the inversion table is
also used to increase the blood flow to the brain and increase mental
*consult your doctor before using an inversion table
Inversion Stretch Station
* Inversion therapy is contradicted in those with increased pressure
of the eye, high blood pressure, or heart or circulatory problems,
or osteoporosis (brittle bones) etc.
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