Mr X is a 36 year old accountant who first presented in June 2016 after experiencing significant low back pain, especially when sitting at work. He also experienced pins and needles, numbness and weakness down the left leg. He has had symptoms over four years with an episode every six months. He attends the chiropractor and his doctor when he has an episode. He finds he can no longer run because of his calf weakness. The MRI scan shows dehydration and narrowing particularly of the L5/S1 (the lowest disc) and compression of the nerve supplying his left calf. The scan also shows fluid in the vertebrae surrounding this disc. I advised him to trial an inversion machine at 30 to 45 degrees for a few minutes per day. After reviewing him a month later he was feeling much better with his pain reduced, sleep improved and he had stopped taking painkillers. I reviewed him in August 2017 as he had experienced pain after a long car ride. He had not experienced a significant episode of pain over the previous year requiring treatment. The machine cost two hundred dollars and should ensure good disc health when combined with good posture and reduce his chances of developing further narrowing of the disc.