What are people's experience with Inversion tables?

Posted by jeffkboyce @jeffkboyce, Mar 17 11:51am

I purchased a Teeter device and it seems to assist. The theory is a gentle stretch which can open up the foraminal areas of the spine and relieve pressure on the nerve roots that are pinched.

@jeffkboyce

I know that teeter definitely suggests to not invert with high blood pressure. You could try zero gravity or a really gentle setting and have someone check your pressure while you are on the table. It naturally raises blood pressure and everything rushes to your head. So if you already are high talk to your doctor. I decided to just throw mine away – I am sitting on the couch literally right now day 2 post op of bilateral hernia surgery from the thing. Not saying inversion is bad but unfortunately some of us just can’t invert.

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Hi, @amandaburnett. So sorry I couldn't get back before now. So much to do!! Anyway, you had hernia surgery because of difficulties from what?? The inversion table?? I hope not and I hope everything is working out well. I had hernia surgery inguinal and unfortunately I turn at night and I felt the thing ripping like the second night after that, and I learned from that to get slippery type sheets which I am still using. Although I felt it ripping inside (doctor didn't warn me…sadly enough), I am pretty sure it eventually healed up. Because I'm not currently having any problems that I know about in that area. I hope all is well with you.

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@cindiwass

Hi, @amandaburnett. So sorry I couldn't get back before now. So much to do!! Anyway, you had hernia surgery because of difficulties from what?? The inversion table?? I hope not and I hope everything is working out well. I had hernia surgery inguinal and unfortunately I turn at night and I felt the thing ripping like the second night after that, and I learned from that to get slippery type sheets which I am still using. Although I felt it ripping inside (doctor didn't warn me…sadly enough), I am pretty sure it eventually healed up. Because I'm not currently having any problems that I know about in that area. I hope all is well with you.

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Hi yes one hernia for sure occurred after getting off the table. I felt the tear which was then confirmed with an ultrasound. I had them both repaired last Friday. It’s likely it was this and a combination of other things – again it’s likely just my anatomy as many many people benefit from inversion. So glad you are enjoying it and doing well.

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