Most of us experience back pain in our lifetime. Throughout the day, fluid is squeezed out of the discs between your vertebrae and into adjacent soft tissue, just as moisture can be squeezed out of a sponge. This happens if you’re working out, running, walking around or even sitting still. As a result, the discs can begin to bulge, herniate or protrude, impacting the nerves along your spine. Lying down helps to reduce this tension, but the only way to really give your discs a break is to invert.

The idea of hanging upside down to relieve back pain is still foreign to many people, so you’re probably wondering, “Do inversion tables really work?” The short answer is, yes. Inversion uses gravity and your own body weight to decompress the spine, taking the pressure off the discs and surrounding nerves.

What does it actually mean to decompress your spine?

Watch as Chiropractor Jerome Fryer explains how the discs in your spine work and how you can benefit from using a Teeter inversion table.

Want to dive deeper into how inversion can help you? Check out our detailed overview in our article called “Benefits of Inversion“.

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