If you’re struggling with daily upper or lower back pain, then you’ve probably spent plenty of your hard-earned money trying to find a solution that actually works. Many people have found that prescription medication is effective, but it’s not a long-term solution and it typically becomes less effective over time. Regular visits to a massage therapist and chiropractor can be expensive. Have you considered inversion therapy? Surprisingly, most people who suffer from chronic back pain have never heard of inversion tables or inversion therapy. The IVO18660 inversion table by Health Mark is a great basic model that can be used effectively, daily, to treat and manage chronic back pain using one or two short five minutes sessions a day.
Overview and Features
Inversion therapy is an economical, natural, and safe way to reduce back pain. This table by Health Mark can help to significantly reduce pain with just one session. Inverting for just a few minutes a day can definitely make all the difference when it comes to pain management. Consistent use can help to get you back on track to a healthier, more active lifestyle and the best part is you can enjoy inversion therapy anytime you want, in the comfort of your home.
This is a moderately priced inversion table and one that doesn’t come loaded with bells and whistles. In fact, it’s very basic. But if your main priority is a durable table that can help to get you out of pain fast, then this inversion table is a perfect choice.
Easy to use, foldable, and equipped with an innovative backrest that’s soft and supportive, we like that this model is more user-friendly than the average inversion table, and it’s offered at a price that’s affordable.
The table is made out of steel tubing that has been powder coated for improved durability. The backrest is also made out of steel tubing, with a nylon and denim cover. The frame is designed in the front split-leg style, which improves the table’s stability. The table will not slide, rock, or wobble during treatment.
The transitional bearings used in the inversion table allows for smoother, bind-free rotation.
For many, the assembly process was time-consuming and difficult. The included instructions do not have images for each step of the process and the instructions themselves are very vague.
User Weight Capacity
The table can accommodate users up to three hundred pounds, measuring in at four feet, ten inches tall, up to six feet, four inches.
Instead of a solid backrest, this table uses a durable nylon bed that does an excellent job of conforming to the user’s back, providing gentle support.
The table utilizes a spring-loaded pin system that securely locks the ankles in place. This system is highly adjustable, so each user will enjoy a secure, custom fit. The part of the ankle locking system that comes into contact with the legs consists of curved molded foam cups at the heel and thicker foam rollers at the toes. For extra comfort during full inversion, we recommend wearing socks and shoes.
The length of the release pin could be longer. Instead, the short locking pin can be difficult to insert, if the user is suffering from severe back pain that prevents them from bending over. A longer release pin would mean the user wouldn’t have to reach down by their ankles to release the pin after treatment, which would make this process much easier and gentler on the back.
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Tilt and Height Adjustment
This table has a feature that will help users control the sensitivity of the movement and the max inversion angle at the same time. This is accomplished via the three-position pivot arms. Before you try the table out for the first time, you can set the position, which will make the table respond much slower when it tilts back. Once you become more comfortable with the inversion table you can adjust the pivot arm to allow you to invert to a higher degree. There’s also an included belt which will allow you to precisely adjust the max inversion angle.
When the pivot arms have been placed in the highest position, users can invert up to one hundred and eighty degrees.
The height range for this table is also adjustable. Adjusting the height is very simple. Just move the spring-loaded pin to adjust the boom using the gradient markings located on the sides.
This is a foldable model that you can easily collapse and store when not in use. The table features the traditional A-frame design, which causes it to be a bit longer when it’s folded up. Since the table is only fifty pounds, it much easier to move and store compared to the Ironman IFT 4000 Infrared inversion table.
- Locks out for full inversion
- The table is well-built and sturdy
- Lightweight design
- Comfortable ankle clasp system
- The included instructions are confusing and vague.
- The legs of the table feature rubber caps which can easily fall off.
- Shorter than average ankle locking pin