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Has Anyone Tried An Inversion Table?

Has Anyone Tried An Inversion Table?

If so, Did it helped? Would you recommend it? I've seriously been looking into them. Hoping to find a friend who might have one I can try out, first.

Thoughts????

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I have, occasionally. Only go negative about 3 degrees though. Spine is essentially all AS fused. Hurts when popping and crunching over level. Then really good for 20 minutes until being upright and gravity REcompresseS everything. Hips, knees, ankles, etc.
Chiropractor used to bend the table a little, but that was early on. Now too stiff for that.
Haven't had inversion table at home, just at places like "relaxtheback" stores.

posted 8 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I was told to stay away from them, by my doctor, my masseuse and my Physical Therapist. They said they're not meant for people with spinal problems.

posted 8 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Yes and it hurt me.If you try it be carefull. Dont recline fully at start because i dont think they are safe for people that have spinal issues.Could be great for people that just have strains and pains..now this is just my opinion and im not an expert

posted 8 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I had a full table to 20 years and now have a sit down model. You do need to be careful I'm not sure of your condition. I used it to help straighten my back out as it was fusing from AS. At times one shoulder was 2 inches lower than the other side and after a few times on it I could straighten out. Also helped slow the head forward bend that you get while fusing back. At first it gave much pain relive but as back became more fused it wasn't relief but straightened me out (measured 1/2 to 1 inch taller) .

I did learn a trick to see if you'll like it. Lay on your bed with your head just off the mattress do that the little dent skull to neck is on the edge of mattress. At this point your head and neck should be fully supported. Then stretch your arms above your head (gently) do that arms are parallel with your frame. This will shift the center of gravity slightly and your head will pull a little on your spine . This reproduces what inversion does to small extent. Lowering arms back to your sides will bring your head back onto mattress for full support. If it gives relief then inversion may be good. While trying do not put your head all the way over the edge of bed . You want edge of bed right where skull starts to bend down towards neck.

posted 8 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Never heard of them but as I have spine issues I will give a miss
Interesting though

posted 8 months ago
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