Top 5 Inversion Tables for Back Pain

The question I get asked more than any other is “How do the bestselling inversion therapy tables compare?” I get many emails and comments requesting information on the relative merits and drawbacks of the different inversion tables on the market. I can understand this because in addition to the features and performance, I know that when I am looking to buy a product I want to know how it compares to products made by other manufacturers.

As far as I am concerned, there are 5 inversion tables that stand out from the others and so I thought it would be helpful to potential buyers if I summarized and compared them here. I have provided links to my reviews if you want to read more about a particular product. Prices change frequently and there are big discounts available, which are highlighted in the reviews.

I’ve chosen one product from Body Max and two each from Teeter Hang Ups and IronMan. Let’s start with a table to highlight the main features of each table.

Feature IronMan Gravity 1000
IronMan Gravity 4000
Body Champ IT8070
Teeter Hang Ups EP-950
Teeter Hang Ups EP-550
Backrest Nylon Vinyl covered foam High density foam Flex-Technology (TM) Flex-Technology (TM)
Frame Standard steel Heavy duty steel Standard steel Heavy duty steel Heavy duty steel
Weight Capacity 300 lbs 350 lbs 250 lbs 300 lbs 300 lbs
Height Adjustment 6’6″ 6’6″ 6’8″ 6’6″ 6’6″
Max Inversion Angle 90 90 140 90 90
Locking System 10-level tether strap 10-level tether strap Locking strap EZ-angle tether strap Standard tether
Item Weight 46 lbs 82 lbs 41 lbs 74 lbs 68 lbs


1. Ironman Gravity 1000 Inversion Table

Ironman Gravity 1000 Inversion Table

Ironman Gravity 1000 Inversion Table

You might call this the entry-level inversion table from Ironman but there is nothing entry-level about the quality and ease of use. This table has to be the best value inversion table for the money. Right from the start, it has been designed to make things as simple as possible. It assembles easily and within minutes you can be inverted and feeling the benefits that inversion therapy can bring. You can read more about it in my Ironman Gravity 1000 Inversion Table review.

2. Ironman Gravity 4000 Inversion Table

Ironman Gravity 4000 Inversion Table

Ironman Gravity 4000 Inversion Table

The Gravity 4000 builds on the already impressive Gravity 1000 by offering a stronger, more rugged frame and the utmost in comfort when it comes to the backrest. The molded ankle holders are also extremely comfortable and overall this table will help with posture, back pain relief and general relaxation. Please take a look at my review of the Ironman Gravity 4000 Inversion Table to get more information and pricing on this product.

3. Body Champ IT8070 Inversion Table

Body Champ IT8070 Inversion Therapy Table

One of the most popular inversion therapy tables on the market is the Body Champ IT8070 manufactured by BodyMax. As you will see in my Body Champ IT8070 Inversion Table review, there is a lot to like about this table. Not only does it perform like a champ, it is also the cheapest of the five tables listed here and so provides very good value for money. This table is ideal for relieving pressure from pinched or compressed spinal nerves in your back, all at a price that no other table can match.

4. Teeter Hang Ups EP-550 Inversion Table

Teeter Hang Ups EP-550

Teeter Hang Ups EP-550

Teeter Hang Ups is the company started up by Roger Teeter, who took to designing and manufacturing his own inversion equipment as a result of his back problems. The number of people who have found relief from the symptoms of back troubles is growing week by week. Most users only needed to use the board for five to ten minutes a day for one week to see their pain and any signs of their condition disappear. Take a look at my review of the Teeter Hang Ups EP-550 Inversion Table if you want a detailed description and pricing information.

5. Teeter Hang Ups EP-950 Inversion Table

Teeter Hang Ups EP-950 Inversion Table

Teeter Hang Ups EP-950 Inversion Table

I have left the best inversion table to last. The table I would rate above all others is another Teeter Hang Ups table, which as you will read in my Teeter Hang Ups EP-950 Inversion Table review, offers the best possible performance. While it costs more than the other tables listed here, the additional cost is more than matched by the benefits it brings. Whether you suffer from pinching nerves in your spine, chronic upper back pain or sciatica, the EP-950 has been designed to bring you the best means to obtaining the quickest back pain relief.

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