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    Dec 15, 2007 6:25 PM GMT
    Does anybody use them, or did they go out with disco?

    It seems like a reasonable story that they could relieve compression problems, but it also seems possible that they could create harmful loading themselves. I haven't found much information that seemed very credible, either way. Anyway, I had some back pain the other night, was watching a movie, and saw a character hanging inverted from a bar during one scene. It seemed like such a good idea just then.
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    Dec 15, 2007 11:44 PM GMT
    Watching "American Gigolo", were you? I remember thinking how hot he was at the time.....
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    Dec 16, 2007 12:01 AM GMT
    For Christmas I bought my partner an inversion device from Sam's Club. You strap your ankles in and flip yourself over. We both have back pain and have read that it is actually good for several ailments.

    And...if it doesn't work....well, I think it will double as a great sex toy!
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    Dec 16, 2007 12:15 AM GMT
    I have a pair I bought years ago. Used to use them all the time. The stretch feels good.
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    Dec 16, 2007 12:44 AM GMT
    My god - I remembr that - wasn't that Richard Gere?

    Not boots, but.. I have an inversion board at home in VT that I love.

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    GREAT for doing situps; but I love it because it also helps me stretch out when my back and knees are giving me a lot of pain.

    When we have more room here I plan on getting another one.
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    Dec 16, 2007 12:44 AM GMT
    Stopped when you stretched out to 5'5", Chucklet?
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    Dec 16, 2007 2:14 AM GMT
    Actually the movie that we were watching was "Mysterious Skin" and the actor in question was Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He looked, well, kinda scrawny, but his back looked comfortable.

    Yeah, I remember the Gere scene. BTW, I used to camp out (on SCUBA trips) a lot at Ft. Casey state park, where they filmed the barracks and PT scenes in "Officer and a Gentleman." Of course, we had to try the course, and looked pretty silly too.
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    Dec 16, 2007 2:19 AM GMT
    PSBigJoey has won the "best comment ever" award.
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    Dec 17, 2007 8:39 PM GMT
    Joey well said bro.icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 23, 2008 10:12 AM GMT
    I always thought iversion boots were bad for you. Does anyone have any info on this?
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    Apr 07, 2008 5:23 AM GMT
    Hmmm - Ugly Naked Guy from Friends.... LOL!
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    Apr 07, 2008 5:25 AM GMT
    OK - serious now - the chair does seem to help but only for a short time. You need to look at the root of the problem and solve that... stress, bad sitting position at work or ???
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    Apr 10, 2008 5:51 PM GMT
    They do not sell inversion boots anymore. They are not good for your ankles. I do have an inversion table like the guys above and I swear by it. I increased my time on it slowly until I was able to stay on it for 15 mts. I do that in the morning and at night. I don't think you need any more than that. I LOVE it!
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    Aug 24, 2008 7:26 AM GMT
    OOHHH - Ugly Naked Guy! LOL!