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IF YOU HAVE BACK AND NECK PAIN YOU MAY WANT TO READ THIS.
Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2016
I purchased the Innova ITX9600 a month ago. Just over four years ago I had an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. The neurologist advised me that I had a lot of degenerative arthritis in my neck and there was nothing else they could do except send me to a pain management clinic. They tried facet injections, and epidural injections, medications, but nothing helped. Eventually, I got tired of going to doctors and paying co-pays and just suffered with the pain. Every morning I woke up with a throbbing neck ache. I was taking anywhere from 12 to 16 ibuprofen every day. The doctors told me that the ibuprofen was hurting my kidneys and that my creatinine levels were too high. But I felt like I had no choice because the pain was unbearable. Earlier this year I developed lower back pain and sciatic nerve pain that kept me awake at night. Then several months ago (Sept. 2016) I developed pain in my lower neck that radiated down my left shoulder blade. As if that wasn't enough, the pain traveled down my left arm and two of my fingers would go numb. I would have my wife to message my back but that didn't help. Tried ice. That made it worse. A heating pad helped but it wasn't by much. Finally, couldn't take it any longer and went to my family physician (Cabarrus Family Medicine). WHAT A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY. He didn't do an X-Ray, told me it "felt like" I had a disc out of place, gave me muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatory drugs. So, I took the medication he prescribed (it helped some) and did my best to get through the day. So in November (2016), and at my wits end, I purchased this inversion table. When it arrived I immediately put it together (took 2 hours). I've been using it for 10 minutes a day, everyday, for the past month. These are the results;
1. I no longer take ibuprofen.
2. I no longer take the medication the doctor prescribed.
3. Once in awhile I do take a Tylenol, but not very often.
4. No longer do I have throbbing neck pain in the morning.
5. My sciatic nerve is not keeping me awake at night.
6. My back pain is down to a minimum.
7. The pain that radiates down my left shoulder still gets sore sometimes but it's bearable and continues to get better.
8. My left arm no longer hurts and my fingers don't go numb.
The inversion table did take some getting used too. I was afraid I was going to fall out and tensed up at first. Now, I put some relaxing music on and it's fine. Can't say that I really enjoy spending 10 minutes a day doing it, but it sure beats the hell out of having excruciating pain. And when I feel some soreness in my back coming on....I go get on the inversion table. By the way, I only invert at 60 degrees, I never go fully inverted. I hope this helps someone.