Numerous studies have confirmed that back pain is the price of mans’ ability to walk upright. Spinal compression, herniated discs, and other maladies can all be linked to the persistent compaction associated with a vertical posture. While injury and body type certainly contribute to chronic discomfort, day in and day out, gravity is the one force constantly trying to bring us down. An inversion table simply reverses that pressure to temporarily open vertebra, relieve pinched nerves, and stimulate blood flow. But the latest models take the concept a step farther with the addition of heat pads, massagers, and contoured pads that make inversion tables more relaxing than ever.