My brother got an inversion table in the last couple of years. As part of aging and working many years as an electrician, he found he had sore knees. He also complained about sinus problems.
He would talk often of his inversion table and the benefits he has had.
My brother found his no longer had sore knees, he no longer suffered from sinus problems and he felt lighter, taller and lived with no back pain.
After spending much time at my brothers during the past summer I had the opportunity to be on his inversion table. At first I started very slowly, not going back far. Slowly over time I was able to go to full inversion. At first my feet hurt in the support, but as with the shift of gravity my feet started to shift and not hurt as much and then eventually felt great.
With the shift of gravity from uprightness to a little inversion, I could feel length in my spine. With this length of my spine, more fluids were able to get into the spaces between the vertebras.
As one of my teachers, Yvon Joly in the Feldenkrais ® method had told us in an advanced Feldenkrias training that to lengthen think of taffy. In Quebec when they make the taffy longer there is a twisting that happens. Most people think of stretching, however through years of learning I like the immediate results of lengthening acquired through twisting your spine.
For example: sit forward on your chair, feet flat on the floor and start by side bending to the right. Come back up to sitting tall. Notice any difference from one side to the other.
Again side bend to the right and start to twist to look toward the floor, come back to side bending and see if you can side bend a little more easily. Come back up to sitting and notice the difference from one side to the other.
Once again side bend to the right, twist to look toward the floor, then twist to look toward the ceiling. Go back to side bending and see if you can side bend a little more, easily. Come back to sitting and notice how you are sitting.
Can you feel the length? Add some of this to your movements on your inversion table and you will be walking with no back pain, no sore knee.