Find out more about inversion therapy with these frequently asked questions!
1. Will inversion therapy work for me?
A considerable number of people who suffer from back pain, nerve pain, and other discomfort have reported significant relief from their pain through regular use of inversion therapy. The only way you can find out if this type of therapy will work for you is to give it a try.
2. What types of inversion tables are available?
Several different models of inversion tables are available on the market today, including seated chair models, ergonomic tables, and models that easily fold into a compact size for storage. Some tables invert less than 180 degrees. Others invert slightly past 180 degrees and temporarily “lock” upside down to allow for inverted exercises and stretching.
3. Which is the best inversion table?
Which model is right for you depends on your needs and preferences. Make sure the model you choose will accommodate your height and weight. If you plan to incorporate inverted exercises into your routine, make sure the table you purchase includes an automatic holding position for a full inversion.
4. Is inversion therapy safe?
Some health conditions may preclude you from starting an inversion therapy regimen. Before you buy an inversion table, research the contraindications for inversion therapy to see if it is safe for you. If you are unsure whether this type of therapy is safe for you, ask your health practitioner.
5. Is inversion therapy uncomfortable or painful?
If you ever feel discomfort or pain during or following a session, the most likely cause is that you tried to do too much too fast. Follow the recommended schedule for beginners, usually located in the user manual, and adjust the schedule to your own pace. Increase the angle and time of inversion gradually. If the discomfort or pain continues, stop using your inversion table and consult your health practitioner.
6. Will I receive benefits from inversion without inverting 180 degrees?
Any inverted angle that relieves pressure on the joints and back can be beneficial. As you continue to practice inversion therapy, you may find that a lesser angle provides just as much relief as a full 180 degrees. The most beneficial angle of inversion will vary from person to person.
7. How quickly can I increase my inversion time?
Increase the inversion time slowly. Your first session should last no longer than five minutes. Increase the time only as you feel comfortable. If you experience pain, discomfort, disorientation, or dizziness, return to an upright position.
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