|Inversion therapy is a treatment method that involves hanging upside down or at an inverted angle. The therapeutic benefit is to use gravity to relieve pressure on the spine and to reduce compression of your spinal discs, thus relieving back pain.Inversion is nothing new. The concept of inversion to relieve stress and pressure on the back has been used for thousands of years. Hippocrates, born around 460 B.C. and sometimes referred to as the “father of medicine,” is said to be responsible for the idea of inversion therapy and developed an actual machine. Hippocrates used ropes and pulleys to suspend people with back pain which allowed the body to stretch itself.While inversion therapy has been around since the time of Hippocrates, it has only been accepted during the past few decades by mainstream medicine and subsequently the general public. This is considered the most efficient and natural way to relieve back pain.With more acceptance, fitness equipment manufacturers have introduced various types of inversion equipment. With today’s technology, we don’t need ropes and pulleys. The inversion table does the work for us. The inversion table safely and comfortably reduces pressure and stretches the spine by using the natural force of gravity. By securing your ankles and inverting yourself, your own body weight pulls the tension off your lower back. The tension on your spine is completely controllable by the angle you select for your inversion. It’s pretty simple. Some of our more advanced inversion tables are designed with a locking mechanism that enables you to lock the table position at the angle you want. This makes it very easy to stay at that angle without any weight balancing. Inversion tables provide a safe way to relieve back pain and straighten the spinal column.