cyclops2

What do you think of the Ironman 3000 inversion table ?

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 My wife & I need one for stretching our spines. I hang on the garage door tracks for 3 seconds & gentle wiggle my hips. several clicks in the spine. Lower hip / back pain is gone until dinner. Do the hang again & I sleep great. Wife is very overweight. So a table is needed.

Wife needs a recumbent bicycle. We are both 70s. No super duper is needed.  Just a basic of each

Many thanks.

Rich  

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I am seriously curious to input in this too.

I went to a chiropractor last week to help fix a lifetime of abuse on my lower back and have heard form others that an inversion table is the way to go.

*Well, I'll give you an update.  I just bought one.

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We've had one for about five years. And that date about agrees with our last trip to the chiropractor as well.

We bought ours at Costco. You can also find them on Craigslist.

I get a regular "clunk" out of my lower back once I relax while on the table; about 45 seconds. It takes awhile to learn to fully relax on the table and let gravity do its thing, but definitely worth having one, IMHO.

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On 11/14/2016 at 8:17 AM, OCMD2 said:

I have a Teeter that a friend gave to me.  It works just fine.  No issues!

Will it work for a big person. I'm 6'4" and 300lb. Will this work for me. I am very interested in one of these. After my third neck surgery work, doctors and chiropractors are all off limits. Wondering if this would help.

Joe

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Joe.  You are being back into a bad corner. ONLY you can decide how much risk you are willing to take. You HAVE TO BE the final decider. I will not use one now because of the risk of inversion causing detached retinas, broken blood vessels in brain. Some types of heart surgery.  

My brain can not be injured.    :lol:

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35 minutes ago, cyclops2 said:

Joe.  You are being back into a bad corner. ONLY you can decide how much risk you are willing to take. You HAVE TO BE the final decider. I will not use one now because of the risk of inversion causing detached retinas, broken blood vessels in brain. Some types of heart surgery.  

My brain can not be injured.    :lol:

This is why I am asking. Trying to decide if it will help and be worth the risk. I have 6 metal plates and 18 screws in my neck and I cannot go to a chiropractor, spinal surgeons and neck specialist have told me they will not go back into my neck and I don't want them to. SO, my options for controlling pain are limited.

The pill pathway, not yet at least. Mostly my loving wife massaging and understanding. I am the only person I know that has their doctor prescribe and insist on a "Sedate" lifestyle.

Joe 

 

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The hanging I do is in the garage on the over head door tracks. I have a piece of closet round rod across the 2 center tracks. I grab the bar and slowly relax my legs & back  muscles. In 2 seconds the click & clacks happen. The legs are bent & limp to pull dead weight on the spine. I sometime do a 2 second  GENTILE left then right of my hips.  DONE   4 seconds of UPRIGHT HANGING.  Feel great till supper. Do it again.

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3 hours ago, Dennis A said:

My physical therapist wife does wonders for me.

My wife is not a trained professional but she has lived with this issue I have as long as I have. She can rub my neck and spine and know exactly where and what to do. 

She just rubs her hands over my neck and spine and then goes to work on the spots that need it.

Couldn't live without her.

Joe

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Well, I'm on day 2 of the Ironman 3000.  It is a very solid table.  When they say 350# capacity, I believe it!

I've used it twice daily for about 3 minutes each time and love the way it makes my back feel.

I am at about a 30% angle.  Anymore than that I get a huge head rush...and not in a good way.

Here is a good video on how to use an inversion table.  This is my favorite of all of them...for some odd reason....yeah.  :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WJ0-6dRn_c

 

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Just got the Teeter inversion table today and not sure if it's psychological or not but my back feels great after using it.  I have heard nothing but positive results from these machines. 

Al

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On 11/20/2016 at 8:29 AM, EricGT said:

Well, I'm on day 2 of the Ironman 3000.  It is a very solid table.  When they say 350# capacity, I believe it!

I've used it twice daily for about 3 minutes each time and love the way it makes my back feel.

I am at about a 30% angle.  Anymore than that I get a huge head rush...and not in a good way.

Here is a good video on how to use an inversion table.  This is my favorite of all of them...for some odd reason....yeah.  :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WJ0-6dRn_c

 

After watching the video several times I still don't know how to use it....guess I need to watch it again.

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32 minutes ago, alka2710 said:

Day 2 with this thing and back really feels good.  Still hoping its not in my head.

Al

Does it really matter if it is only in your head?

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I want real results that last, thats why I am hoping its not in my head.   I have not had a twinge in my lower back yet today and I walked 8 miles this morning.

Al

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14 hours ago, alka2710 said:

I want real results that last, thats why I am hoping its not in my head.   I have not had a twinge in my lower back yet today and I walked 8 miles this morning.

Al

I have my third chiropractic visit tomorrow.

I have never believed in that voodoo science...until now.

Straightened me right out.

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1 hour ago, EricGT said:

I have my third chiropractic visit tomorrow.

I have never believed in that voodoo science...until now.

Straightened me right out.

Let me know how long it lasts.  

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3 hours ago, Dennis A said:

Let me know how long it lasts.  

Can do.

I'm not trying to hijack this thread from Cyclops 2.

But the chiropractor has been the best thing I have done in decades of having back tension/spasms.

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Heath topic is ALWAYS to be expanded on to help others.

My round bar across the 2 garage door tracks has removed ALL back sounds as of today. 3 seconds  does it . 1 time right after getting out of bed. In the morning.  Will do it 1 time each morning. It took months the first time I went to a Chiropractor.

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