Woman Calls 911 After Getting Stuck in Gym Inversion Table

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An Ohio woman had to call 911 after she got stuck hanging upside down on an inversion table at her gym. 

Christine Faulds told CNN there was only one other person in the facility at the time, and that person was in another part of the gym lifting weights. 

“It was just so much pressure on my head,” Faulds said. 

Faulds posted her experience to TikTok. 

@cfaulds20 At least they didn't send a whole fire crew... #stuck #gymfail #workoutfail #help #police #911 #monday #fitfam #fail #failarmy ♬ original sound - cfaulds20

“People are saying why would you post that, so embarrassing, but I’m like sometimes you got to laugh at yourself and move on,” she said. 

Inversion tables are typically used to treat back pain, but the research on their effectiveness is unclear. 

“Some studies have found it can provide relief for some patients, but others haven’t found any benefit,” wrote Dr. Haren Bodepudi, a pain management specialist at the Cleveland Clinic.

Faulds said she would only use an inversion table in the future if there was a friend nearby. 

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