Has Anyone Bought an Inversion Table?

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    My neurosurgeon today recommended I try using an inversion table for healing degenerative discs in my lower back. Has anyone here tried one? Bought one they would recommend?

    I see one on Amazon with 4.5 stars that is only $139 and free shipping with my Amazon Prime membership. The one that the guy sells on tv all the time that has the pressure points on it is over $300!

    https://www.amazon.com/Yoleo-Invers...d=1535660539&sr=1-12&keywords=inversion+table
     
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    I've been using a Teeter Board (the one on TV) for over 10 years when my back started bothering during long runs. I highly recommend them. My best friend who loves to golf thought he may have to give up the sport. I begged him to try the Teeter Board so he got one. He's been using it for 2 years and plays at least 3 times a week and is driving the ball longer than he ever has. My back has not gone out on me since I got it 10 years ago.

    Don't get a cheap one your back is worth the high quality one. The cheap ones feel rickety especially if you are a big guy (don't know if you are or not, just FYI). Anyway good luck with your back.
     
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    Yeah they have the one from tv on Amazon and it is $319 for a refurbished one.

    https://www.amazon.com/Teeter-EP-97...d=1535670928&sr=1-13&keywords=inversion+table
     
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    why not some form of exercise to stimulate your body to heal?

    Pilates or yoga are examples. You could get into something specific that you can always use.
     
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    Those are things to go along with the inversion table. The inversion table helps use the gravity of hanging upside down to pull your vertebrae apart so that the damaged discs can start to get blood flow into them again.
     
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    Oh I fully agree that yoga is great and would be a great complement to inversion. What yoga won't do is decompress your spinal column which is what inversion does.
     
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    Maybe that's why sloths like to hang by their toes from trees.
     
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    My sciatica occasionally flares up. A few months ago it did, I went on Craigslist and found several for sale. I ended up paying around $60 bucks for a perfectly good one. I used a few minutes a day and the results were great. I use it occasionally and think for the price it is a great purchase.
     
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    Good point! Have you ever seen a sloth hunched over using a walker? Well there you go.
    When I got mine that was about the new price, they've gone up a lot since then. $319 for a new refurbished model is a really good price.
     
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    some forward bends can do something similar; anywhere you are at.
     

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