How to Use An Inversion Table

By Michael Grimes

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In its simplest form, inversion therapy is basically hanging upside down. If you are a yoga fan, doing inversions without the help of chairs and tables might be easier than singing your ABC's.

However, most people require a little (read a lot) help with balance, and inversion tables come in handy. It is worth mentioning that being inverted is not only for people with back pains- it has more than a dozen benefits for the entire body. These include improved brain function, blood circulation, a better immune system and the general well-being of the body.

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What To Look For When Buying An Inversion Table

By Michael Grimes

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Purchasing an inversion table can seem like an uphill task especially since there are so many options to select from. Luckily there are some tips that can help you make this confusing process much simpler.

But even before we delve into the tips on what to look for when buying an inversion table, it is important to note that you need to consult with your doctor or a licensed chiropractor to establish if inversion therapy is good for you. While most back and neck pains can be eased away by inversion therapy, there are some situations when a medic might advise against using them so it is better to be safe than sorry.

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Inversion Table Risks

By Michael Grimes

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Inversion therapy may work for certain patients but it is highly recommended that you seek advice from your chiropractor before using it. However, if you have some conditions that have been known to be aggravated by inversion therapy, there is no point even considering it. 

These conditions include obesity, high blood pressure, eye problems and even pregnancy. 
In addition to this, you should only use the inversion table for workout routines that have been tested and approved by professionals. You can get these routines from your chiropractor or physician.

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3 Things To Do Before Starting Inversion Therapy

By Michael Grimes

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Inversion therapy is the best non-intrusive way of dealing with insistent back pains.
However, even people that are 100% healthy can still use these tables purely for exercise as a way of keeping fit.

The numerous benefits including stress relief and improved blood circulation have made inversion tables become very popular.

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Do Inversion Tables Work?

By Michael Grimes

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We often underestimate the importance of our spine but if you really want to appreciate the role the spine plays, just ask someone that is suffering from back pain. Back pain can easily hamper every single movement in your body which ultimately means you could be reduced to a bed-ridden invalid.

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3 Effective Inversion Table Exercises

By Michael Grimes

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Inversion table exercises have traditionally been known to reduce back pain and it therefore comes as no surprise that chiropractors use them for physical therapy in various orthopedic conditions.

Apart from pain relief, there are many other benefits of inversion therapy. For instance, these exercises are great ways of strengthening ones muscles. Stronger and more flexible muscles are ultimately less likely to sustain injuries and this also helps in ensuring there is less neck pain. Strong core muscles are also important in ensuring a firm posture.

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