Your Cart is Empty

5 Reasons Not To Use An Inversion Table

Inversion tables have become increasingly popular in recent years as a way to alleviate back pain and improve overall spinal health. Theoretically, if you shift the body's gravity, it takes pressure off the discs, creating a traction-like moment.

However, there are several reasons why using an inversion table may not be the best choice for your back, and in some cases, could even cause serious injury.

(P.S. You will never see an inversion table in a doctor's office or therapy suite because of the potential liability).


  1. Risk of injury to the neck: Inversion tables require users to hang upside down, which can put a lot of pressure on the neck. This can lead to injuries such as neck strains or even herniated discs.

  2. Increased pressure on the eyes. When hanging upside down, the blood vessels in the eyes can become engorged, which can lead to increased pressure in the eyes and even retinal detachment.

  3. Can be dangerous for people who are overweight because it can dramatically increase your blood pressure.

  4. Risk of falls: Inversion tables are inherently unstable, and users may experience a loss of balance or become disoriented while hanging upside down. This can lead to falls and injuries.

  5. Lack of scientific evidence: Despite the popularity of inversion tables, there is a lack of scientific evidence supporting the effectiveness of inversion therapy for treating back pain or other spinal conditions.


For a safer and more effective way to decompress the spine and solve neck and back pain, try PurePosture.

Because of PurePosture's patented design, specific vertebrae are gently moved into correct alignment. It is also the posture corrector that's recommended by chiropractors.  

We believe this is the ONLY TRUE POSTURE CORRECTOR on the market today.