If you suffer from back pain or muscle pain, you have probably already tried everything: allopathic treatment, osteopathy, massages. Nothing works. In desperation, many people turn to alternative medicine; even if it means using very specific objects …
What is an inversion table?
An inversion table is a paramedical accessory that allows you to end up upside down while being attached. The back, but also the muscle mass as a whole, benefit from a new position which is quite interesting. Indeed, in a standing position, the body and a fortiori the back, support all the weight. The inversion table helps relieve muscle tension and some back pain. While this process has been around for over 2000 years, significant progress has been made in making these tables comfortable and safe.
The best inversion tables for the back
Exerpeutic 975SL Table
If you are in severe pain and are looking for a very reliable product, stop your search there. You have just found the inversion table of your life. Either way, you will have to pay the price, but the well-being will quickly make you forget this investment. Accepting a maximum weight of 160 kilos, it allows an inversion of up to 180 °.
The ankle grip has been padded to provide maximum comfort when you’re upside down. Inner tubes hug the shape of your legs so that you feel gently accompanied throughout your session. You can easily choose the right angle for you. The adjustment system is quiet and easy to operate.
The back of the Exerpeutic 975SL table has a memory foam covering more than 5 centimeters thick. Above you will find vinyl siding. This makes it easy to clean with a damp sponge. One more. You will also find a lumbar pad that you can remove as you wish.
Strengths of the model
Back pain is gone with this table. People who are in pain will no doubt find their money well spent with this purchase.
Disadvantages of this table
The table arrives disassembled and requires one hour to assemble. We would have liked to find a ready-to-use template.
Klarfit Ease Delux Inversion Table
The table can accommodate a person weighing up to 136 kilos. Not only does it offer inversion, but it also acts as a massage and heating table. An ideal accessory to relax after a stressful day or a workout a little too intense. People with severe back pain can only be relieved.
This table can be reversed at different angles: 20 °, 40 and 60 °. Whether you are 1.54 meters or 1.98 meters tall, this Klarfit inversion table may be right for you. The straps encircling the ankles are well padded; you won’t feel any pinching or tightness. It doesn’t matter if you are alone at home during the session, the table has a return swing mechanism.
After your session, you can quickly return to the starting position. A few minutes a day are enough to see real well-being, whether in the neck, back or nervous tension. This folding inversion table is sturdy and well provides excellent padding.
What we like
It is a very good model of the inversion table. It offers interesting options and big more, it is a foldable model.
As often, this inversion table must be assembled by its future owner. If he is fluent in English, fine. Otherwise…
Yatek Folding Table
Everyone has the opportunity to treat themselves to an inversion table; the proof! Yatek thinks of small budgets, but also of great suffering with this good product. This inversion table is suitable for many people because it can relieve people who are 5 feet tall as well as those who are 5 feet tall. It is therefore possible to adjust it in height, which is not always the case with other models.
Its only limit is the maximum weight it can support, namely 150 kilos. She herself weighs only 23 kilos. This is a foldable model. Once the session is over, it folds up in just a few steps and you can store it against a wall or under a bed, for example. The inclination is variable, thanks to numerous adjustment holes, up to the total inclination ( 180 ° ).
This inversion table signed by the Yatek brand has a headrest, also adjustable, to adapt to the person. The fleeces, to hook your feet up when you’re upside down, are padded enough to find the experience pleasurable. The price of this inversion table is absolutely… staggering.
Strengths of the table
It is surprising to find only weak padding on the backrest, but that does not seem to bother the users who praise the merits of this table.
What we regret
No assembly manual in French. This time, the instructions are in Spanish. The fact that it is not padded probably does not allow very long sessions.
How to choose your inversion table?
Supported weight, comfort and angles
An inversion table must be extremely strong to support a human body, up to 130 or 150 kilos depending on the model. The inclination can be variable according to the tables, but the ideal is to favor a model which can go, if desired, up to 180 ° . But it is good to note that a specific strap often makes it possible on these top-of-the-range models to stop the inversion so as not to end up completely upside down.
The backrest and the support system of the inversion table must be very comfortable. The primary purpose of this table is to drive away muscle pain and stress, it is obvious that you have to feel your best. Even if the time spent on such a device is short, it should allow you to relax, without pain. Indeed, people who use it on a daily basis note that it is not necessary to exceed sessions of 15 or 20 minutes daily. Finally, it is important to find a very thick grip on which it will be possible to put the ankles.
Materials and compliance
It is advisable to take a steel inversion table, with a very stable structure. It is important to ensure that the different handles, present on this wellness device do not show any tremor when you take them in your hand. The skates, which will be in contact with the ground, must be well placed, to support the weight of a person, without giving way.
Inversion tables are medicine accessories. As such, they must comply with European or national NF standards. Check if the seller mentions it on the product sheet. You risk having poor quality and dangerous table. The major risk is of course to fall from the inversion table directly on the head. This has the effect of aggravating back pain or neck pain, already present!
A folding inversion table can have a certain advantage: that of being easily stored. An inversion table is indeed a fairly large object, which can take up a lot of space in a room if it is small. Be careful to take it from a recognized brand and upscale, so as not to have a problem with screws. It is this point in particular that poses a problem on entry-level or mid-range folding models. If you do not have the means, remember to check the tightness of the bolts every week, so as not to have any bad surprises.
A heated model can be a plus, but we must admit that we rarely spend a lot of time on this type of table. Is the heating option essential? It’s up to you, but be aware that this has ( sometimes ) an impact on the price of the device. It is good to note that some inversion tables may also have a massage function. If the comfort is good, it can augur a very relaxing session.
Fortunately for people with back pain, there are induction tables at all prices. At the entry-level, you can find models at around 70 euros. For this price, don’t expect a product that you can keep for years. Better to spend a little more, for a model at 150 euros. The average price to use this type of table every day is around 200 or 300 euros. Finally, the professional models cover 1000 euros.