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Inversion Therapy For Spinal Decompression
You may have heard that the use of an inversion table can remedy a number of lower back pain issues. In order to fully understand why this is so, we must first take a look at what inversion therapy is and how to use it. An inversion table such as the Ironman Gravity 4000 Inversion Table is quite simply a padded platform (table) that is hinged to a metal frame. To use one you get on the padded table, strap yourself onto it and slowly flip it over inverting your body.
The ‘flipping over’ or turning upside down of your body is supposed to remove the normal weights and pressure on bones, joints and discs in the lower back caused by gravity. By inverting the body, the traction force that typically runs through the spine while in the upright position is reversed which results in a decrease in lower back pain.
Back pain and muscle stiffness is reduced by relieving pressure on vertebrae discs and ligaments. Inversion therapy can also reduce stress and fatigue, by working to relax the whole body by stimulating blood circulation to relieve stiff muscles.
Another side benefit of inversion therapy is to reduce the effect of aging due to gravity. Many inversion therapy enthusiasts swear by an Ironman Gravity 4000 Inversion Table for the anti aging and pain relief benefits from spinal decompression therapy.
Ironman Gravity 4000 Inversion Table by IronMan
Ironman Gravity 4000 Inversion Table Construction Provides Security And Stability
The Ironman Gravity 4000 Inversion Table is constructed with a tubular steel frame for durability and features a powder coated finish for scratch resistance. The table contains a vinyl covered memory foam (2 ½ inches thick) back rest providing comfort for the back and neck and molded ankle holders for security and peace of mind while inverted for inversion therapy for back pain.
The frame includes rubber non-skid floor stabilizers to keep it from moving around when inverted and there’s also long safety handles to assist with returning to an upright position with ease. The Ironman Gravity 4000 Inversion Table for back pain can also be folded for storage, and weighs a total of 75 pounds.
Online inversion therapy reviews of the Ironman Gravity 4000 Inversion Table list pros as:
- 2.5″ thick Memory foam vinyl covered bed
- Powdered coated strong steel structure
- Non-skid floor stabilizers
- Ergonomic, molded ankle holders for safety and comfort
- Well made
- Comfortable and easy to use
- Easy to assemble
- High quality for the affordable price
- Can be folded to store away if you have limited space
Online reviews of the Ironman Gravity 4000 Inversion Table list cons as:
- The ‘upside down’ feeling is uncomfortable for some users
- Inversion position may increase blood pressure in some users
Closing Thoughts On Inversion Therapy With A Ironman Gravity 4000 Inversion Table
If you are thinking about buying an inversion table for inversion therapy to treat back pain, the Ironman Gravity 4000 Inversion Table is the top inversion table we would recommend. As is the case with any form of physical therapy, we also suggest you consult with a medical professional prior to purchasing one of these inversion tables to determine if this form of inversion therapy is right for you. It isn’t for everyone, but for those who use them, they do receive a great deal of pain relief benefit from using an inversion table.