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Old 08-27-2013, 08:42 AM
 
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Glad to hear about everyone's positive experiences with inversion tables - I was so happy with mine that I started a blog reviewing them and providing people with information on how to use them.

What gets me is the different experiences people seem to have - a friend of mine has suffered from sciatica for years, and so I recommended a certain table to her. She bought it, but it just didn't seem to have any effect at all for her. I'd be interested to know what it is exactly what makes it work for some people and not for others.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:58 AM
 
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Glad to hear about everyone's positive experiences with inversion tables - I was so happy with mine that I started a blog reviewing them and providing people with information on how to use them.

What gets me is the different experiences people seem to have - a friend of mine has suffered from sciatica for years, and so I recommended a certain table to her. She bought it, but it just didn't seem to have any effect at all for her. I'd be interested to know what it is exactly what makes it work for some people and not for others.
A friend of mine has three bulging disks......that don't bother him at all.

I had one that made my life a living hell until I had surgery. { mine was at L-5 as is one of his}

Our bodies are basically the same.....but also very different.

Some people can have a bulging disk that causes no pain......some people with pain will find no relief from using an inversion table.....that's just the way it is.
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:49 AM
 
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I hear ya, I guess we're all a lot more complex than we get credit for. I guess you just gotta try it out (for free, if possible) to see if it benefits you at all.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:33 AM
 
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Default Table caused Lower Back Pain

I used my inversion table today for the first time. I had a lot of pain in my lower back and a nerve flared up down my right side. Will this get better with time or should I stop now?
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Old 12-01-2013, 01:32 PM
 
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Serious question:

Doesn't the blood rush to your head and make you dizzy or light headed?
Only if you "hang" for too long. 10 mins is good for a session.
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:31 AM
 
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I was only on an inversion table once, many many years ago. I have had a problem with my right leg from the hip down and my left leg from the calf to the foot feeling numb in the evenings when I sit and watch tv. It is not painful, but very uncomfortable and I find myself moving around the whole evening trying to get comfortable. I am wondering if an inversion table would help me? I have always had a fear of being on one and it failing and hitting the ground head first. I also don't like the feeling of all my blood being in my head. Does that feeling go away as you build up your amount of time on it?
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:00 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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I have a problem with my right leg from the hip down and my left leg from the calf to the foot feeling numb...I have always had a fear of being on one and it failing and hitting the ground head first. I also don't like the feeling of all my blood being in my head. Does that feeling go away as you build up your amount of time on it?
An inversion table helps stretch a compressed hip socket, which is frequently the cause of nerve pressure (numbness) in the legs.

Fear of inversion tables may be from being on one that felt flimsy. Kettler (made in Germany) is so incredibly solid and sturdy feeling, I got my 76 y/o friend to hop on mine. They are not cheap, but worth every penny. Moderator cut: can't tell if affiliate marketing and thus ad

Your body's circulation quickly adjusts to being inverted. Remember, we were all upside down for weeks or even months while in utero

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Old 12-03-2013, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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I have one but I never use it. I was on it one time a had a feeling in my eye that felt like a blood vessel ruptured. My eye was fine when I looked in the mirror but I never tried it again.
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Old 05-05-2014, 03:47 PM
 
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Question for you guys.

I just bought an inversion table, still decently young 28... i have a sciatic nerve in the lower right back. What would be some of your guys recommendations on the right amount of time and session frequency to start using the table at to relieve this pain?

Thanks
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:53 PM
 
Location: in your dreams
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Question for you guys.

I just bought an inversion table, still decently young 28... i have a sciatic nerve in the lower right back. What would be some of your guys recommendations on the right amount of time and session frequency to start using the table at to relieve this pain?

Thanks
I've been using one for about 3 years. Depending on how I feel, the angle and amount of time I spend on it is never the same on any given day. So my advice is to start slow and always listen to your body. Come up anytime you feel discomfort (esp w/ blood flow) relax, breathe, and start again. Sometimes it's best to not fully invert until your circulation has had time to adjust.
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