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9/14/13 10:18 P

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I have bulging disc in L4 and L5 also. I went to a chiropractor for 2 yrs and finally gave up on that kind of therapy. A lot of people have good results with chiropractic services, but it doesn't always work for everyone. My physician told me to diet and exercise- easier said than done!

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The size of your mountain is determined by your perception of it. If you think it's unconquerable, then it is.If you think you can overcome it, then you can.-Unknown


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9/14/13 8:45 P

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The name of the pamphlet is "Better Back, Better Body; the new inversion way." Publisher GOOD 80's Enterprises, inc. PO Box 69262, Vancouver, B.C. Canada. It's worth the effort if you can find it.

Let the good times increase as the weight shrinks.


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9/13/13 10:37 P

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My first experience with my new inversion table (or back swing) was similar to Zoots. Mine was set to go back about 3/4. I reset the height adjustment wrong, so I too toppled head down. I finally got my feet out of the holders, and slid down head first onto the floor.

My instructions say to assume a flat body position, rock slowly head down for a count of 20, then s l o w l y rock up to a little more than flat for a count of 10. Do many times. It also recommends just gently rocking 10 degrees or so.

A benefit is that each time you are inverted, even a little, the joints. disc's open, allowing a squirt of lubricating solution your body makes. One MD claims you can regenerate the cartiledge in joints over time.

A sparker on another team told me about a book on the "swing" that is more of a fat pamphlet. Unfortunately it is out of date, &Published in Canada. . I was able to find one, and it's great. I'll find it & give you the name next time I post.

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8/12/13 10:45 A

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I have a bulging disc at L4 & L5. I'm in quite a bit of pain. I've been seeing the chiropractor 3x per week, I've seen a family doctor twice, and today I start physical therapy. Nothing has really helped. The Chiropractor has this machine in his office called Disc Force -- it's a disc decompression machine. It cost $200.00 per visit & he recommends $4000.00 worth of visits & insurance does not pay for it. Seriously?? We went to Relax The Back a few weeks ago & I hung on one of their tables. I'm hoping that an Inversion Table will help me. We ordered one, last week, from Dick's Sporting Goods. It should arrive in the mail in a day or 2!

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3/8/09 5:29 P

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Thank you for the hugs and the prayers!! emoticon

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3/1/09 11:50 A

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Last Christmas I bought the Teeter Hangups inversion table from Amazon. It was a few hundred if I recall correctly. When I use it for just 5 minutes/day regularly it makes a HUGE difference. It's one of those things that works (for me) INSTANTLY! although sometimes when I'm in a lot of pain it's hard getting in and out, but even then, it definitely helps and I would highly recommend it.

But I do have a few words of caution... The first few times you use it (especially in full inversion, make sure you have someone around. If you have high blood pressure, you may not want to go full inversion, but even partial will alleviate some pain.

True Story - the first time I tried full inversion, I was home alone. I didnt exactly understand how it worked - when you hit full inversion, the back-board actually goes away from your back and rests along the rail of the legs (those of you with one will know what I'm talking about). To me, it sounded like the board had clicked into a locking mechanism at the swivel point - and here I was stuck, upside down - FREAKING OUT! As more blood rushed to my head, I started to think of ways that I could release myself. Needless to say my thinking was quite clouded the more I hung upside down. At this point I was really starting to panic/sweat and even considered just tipping the whole unit over on it's side. Eventually I was able to pull myself up to my feet and started feverishly trying to release my feet from the straps. Unfortunately as I did this, I realized that all my weight would have to go somewhere and if I did manage to get my feet out, I would fall on my back/neck/head - not good! I eventually got one foot free, then the other as I kept a death-grip on the board. Once my feet were free, I was then able to climb down. I don't know how I did it, especially given how much pain I had been in - it was somewhat super-human.

Anyway, once I got down, I realized what had happened and all I needed to do was to reach behind my head and pull the board back to my back and I would have instantly reverted back to a standing position. Seems silly now, but it was a hard-taught lesson ;)

Anyway, yeah, I love it. It works very well.

BTW: I have herniated and degenerative discs in my lower back (L4-L5; L5-S1). I have been through chiropractors, physical therapy, and they said my only option is pain killers and surgery. I found that with a reduction in weight and a focus on "core strengthening" that it feels as good as it gets. I still cant go skating or skiing, and have to be careful with roller coasters and other impact activities, but the table has made a huge difference in my life.

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2/22/09 9:19 P

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It was my pleasure Kate. If you have any other questions about it just let me know. Have a great life and take care! Hugs, Clare

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2/22/09 6:07 P

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IDCLARE: thank you so much for all of the information. I've rpeinted it off and will let my Dr. know what it says. You have a great week and take care of you.

Always be kind to everyone. Everyone has some struggle they are going through. Your kindness may make the difference in how they make it through!


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2/22/09 3:45 A

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I have an inversion table and the instructions that came with it said to be careful about fully inverting if you have high blood pressure. Mine is the Body Champ Gravity Inversion Table and I bought it at K-Mart for around $89.00. The user guidelines says-DO NOT USE THIS WITHOUT A PHYSICIAN'S APPROVAL IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: pregnancy, hiatal hernia, ventral hernia, glaucoma, retinal detachment or conjunctivitis, high blood pressure, recent stroke or transient ischemic attack, heart or circulatory disorders for which you are being treated, spinal injury, cerebal sclerosis, acute swollen joints, bone weakness(osteoporosis), recent unhealed fractures, medulary pins and/or surgically implanted orthopedic supports, the use of anticoagulants, including high doses of aspirin, middle ear infections and extreme obesity.
There is a 250# weight capacity on this model. I'm sure that most of the above list was printed in their guide just to cover themselves if any lawsuit from injury were to arise but I would check with your doctor before buying one if you have any of the above conditions.

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2/20/09 11:06 A

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I started to get one several years ago but in checking out some info I learned that there can be a problem with detached retina's. Has anyone else heard of this? I guess it's from the pressure created in an inverted position.

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2/19/09 12:32 A

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D_U_C_K_Y: Boy oh boy! Just when you think you have problems someone else like you comes along and makes you feel like you have none! I thank you for that BUT am sooooo sorry to hear of all the challenges you have. I feel like you need a "gentle hug" emoticon and I wish I lived near you so that I could be around when you wanted to use the table. Thank you for sharing, I will keep you in my prayers and send only the best of wishes your way for your to meet your goals and get a workable answer to your challenges. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AHEAD AND PLS STAY IN TOUCH (or I will be worried about you!) Most Sincerely, Kate

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2/17/09 11:26 P

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yes and yes LOL
I was born with a spina bifida oculta,
and developed a scoliosis in my teens,
then had a slip and fall and three
auto accidents in as many years.
(the doctors have told me many times
that I should not be walking LOL )

The Chiropractor my dad went to when I was a
kid loaned my dad an inversion table for a couple
of years and I used that thing regularly.

Then about a year ago, I found one on freecycle,
believe it or not, and I used it a few times,
but I am really scared at my weight to be on it
when I am alone. I would really like to spend
more time on the inversion table, but with hubby
working 12 hour nights and me working two day jobs...


Edited by: D_U_C_K_Y at: 2/17/2009 (23:28)
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2/17/09 1:07 A

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D_U_C_K_Y_: Do you have back problems and if so do you find the inversion table gives you some relief??

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2/17/09 12:52 A

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I own the inversion table. I love it, but I'm afraid to use it when I'm alone, so I don't use it very often.

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I've never heard of it. Sounds weird.

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2/15/09 11:29 P

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I've had a friend telling me how good her new inversion table has been for back pain relief. Had anyone else with this group tried this and if so how did you find it for easing your pain????

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