Health and Wellness: Inversion tables for back pain

Inversion tables have become a popular home remedy over the years for people looking to…

Inversion tables have become a popular home remedy over the years for people looking to relieve back pain. But are they safe and do they even work? Personally, I’ve never been a huge fan of them, but I know that tons of people swear by them. So when someone asked me the other day about whether or not I thought they should buy an inversion table to help them with their back pain – I decided to do some research. I wanted to get the facts so I could give informed advice on the subject. 

Let’s start with what an inversion table is exactly. It’s a device that allows you to assume an inverted position at various angles so that you can provide what is known as “inversion therapy” – or spinal traction – to yourself.  When you traction your spine, you’re essentially stretching it.