If you live with low back pain, purchasing an inversion table might be the best choice you ever make, since inversion therapy has been proven to offer the type of relief that helps people get back on their feet. However, with so many options on the market, from an inversion table Amazon puts at the top of its list thanks to a company’s deep pockets for ad dollars to brands that tout their value, but leave you hanging (often literally!), how can you choose the one that’s right for you and your pain?
That’s why in this guide we’re going to walk you through the most important things you need to know when buying an inversion table, so that you can make the best decision possible.
But before we get started, let’s take a quick look at how inversion therapy works and why so many people turn to it for relief from their back pain.
How can an inversion table make me feel better?
Inversion therapy has been used for decades to help people just like you banish back pain naturally. Because an inversion table allows gravity and your own body weight to work in tandem, it’s an easy way to achieve spinal decompression at home to take the pressure off spinal discs – no visits to the chiropractor and no prescription drugs or surgery required.
The way inversion works is this.
As you tilt back into an inverted angle, a natural traction is created. This natural traction allows the same weight that compresses your disc space when standing to decompress the space when inverted. At the same time, the muscles along your spine are stretched and elongated.
Benefits of inversion therapy include:
- Rehydration of spinal discs
- Relaxation of tight, stiff, aching muscles
- Lessening of pressure on spinal nerves
- Spinal realignment
- Enhanced flexibility
- Reduced stress
It’s no wonder so many people turn to inversion therapy whether they’re waking up with lower back pain, experiencing pain in the neck and shoulders or spend too much time on their feet and need to relieve mid or lower back pain when standing.
So now that you understand how inversion therapy works, let’s take a look at the keys to choosing the best inversion table for your investment.
#1 – Safety and security
Above all else, when you purchase an inversion table, you want to know that you’ll be safe when using it. While most conventional options require you to lock your ankles in via straps and then tilt your body into an upside down position, for many people, this can create anxiety, as well as pain in the ankle joints.
That’s why at Backlounge, we did things different.
Our intelligent design means you can achieve the benefits of full inversion, without ever being fully inverted or hanging from your ankles. Instead, you simply place your feet on the Backlounge’s foot roller system and press gently back to the angle that makes you most comfortable, while relieving your pain.
You are always secure and fully in control, with no worries about swinging quickly upside down or back up like can be experienced with other tables. Instead, it’s a slow, gentle action that delivers results.
#2 – Quality
Let’s face it… With the advent of Amazon, finding products became easier, while finding quality products became more challenging. That’s because far too many brands put out what looks to be a good inversion table, but take shortcuts on the materials they use and design features that are required to keep you safe.
Think about it – do you really want to trust yourself to a table that has you hanging from your ankles, head a foot from the floor that could fail? We sure wouldn’t! And at Backlounge, we don’t make a choice for your safety, that we wouldn’t make for our own, or that of our families.
Backlounge is made using only heavy-duty, high quality materials – something you can immediately feel the first time you touch the table. This allows Backlounge to offer perfect function accommodating anyone up to 250 pounds with no worries.
Yet, Backlounge’s ultra-light design means it weighs under 25 pounds, so it’s easy to move or pick up and slide under a bed or into a closet when you’re ready to store it.
#3 – Beyond the basics
It’s also important when choosing an inversion table to look beyond just the stats to other features that help you get the most from every use.
That’s why we added in a number of key features that keep Backlounge ahead of the competition:
- Fold-flat storage - When you’re not using Backlounge, you can fold it flat and stow it away in under 10 seconds. Put Backlounge in a closet or under the bed, and when you’re ready to feel better again, Backlounge will be ready for you.
- Padded safety handles – The padded handles on each side of Backlounge help you get in and out of the table comfortably, while allowing you to ease up and down at your own pace.
- Traction maximize strap – If you’re looking to increase the angle of your inversion, simply reach up and grasp Backlounge’s traction maximize strap. In concert with the pressure of your feet on the lower rollers, you’ll feel the added traction between your disc spaces, relaxing muscles, easing pressure on discs and nerves and helping your feel better.
#4 – Added value
While conventional inversion tables offer inversion therapy only, Backlounge is built to address the root cause of your back pain in three ways:
- Inversion therapy - Its inversion function takes the pressure off your spine to decompress the disc space between your vertebrae.
- Core strengthening – Backlounge also offers easy core strengthening to boost support for your spine and go beyond temporary relief to create long-lasting change.
- Myofascial release - Backlounge also features medium density lumbar foam rollers. As you use Backlounge, their firm pressure penetrates deep into the soft tissue surrounding your spine and upper hips to help release the trigger points that are keeping your muscles locked down.
#5 – Frustration-free assembly
When you’re living with back pain, you want relief fast and you don’t want to struggle with tools and lengthy instructions before you can start using your inversion table.
That’s why Backlounge comes 90% assembled, so that you can start using it and begin to experience real, lasting relief fast. Backlounge assembles in just five easy steps, with no tools required. Simply click the main components and handles in place, attach the tension hook and you’re on your way to back and neck relief.
#6 – Money-back guarantee
Another important factor to look for before purchasing an inversion table is whether or not the company you choose stands behind their product. After all, why should you have faith in their table if they don’t.
We want you to get all of the benefits Backlounge has to offer. If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied, just contact us within 60 days and we gladly refund your payment in full (less Shipping and Handling).
The only thing you have to lose is your back pain.
#7 – Inversion reviews
Finally, before you decide on the inversion table that’s right for you, be sure to look at reviews from real users.
At Backlounge, we’re proud of the way we help people and the numerous five star reviews we’ve received like:
"After using the Backlounge... my posture is better, I feel stronger; you are more positive all around. The stress just leaves you. The benefits are fantastic…life seems a little bit more comfortable." - Kelly C.
"The minute I feel pain I can just use it for a few minutes and it really relieves pain." - Katherine R.
"It’s very easy to use, you can use it on your own rhythm. One thing I liked a lot about the Backlounge was that it feels safe." - Sonia M.
These reviews are why we believe that Backlounge truly is the best of the best inversion tables.