After going to a chiropractor with him using a compression table, I found this does the same thing for a fraction of the cost. I chose this table over others because of its size and memory foam comfort. I have had a lot of back problems and after a few uses at 45 degrees, I did notice less pain and a good general feeling of stretching. I was told by my doctor to remember to hydrate a lot after use as this plumps the discs for better cushioning and less pressure. Also use of heat is also good. One negative comment would be the strap that stops the table at certain angles. I am concerned it will hold up plus awkward to adjust.