Inversion for Back Pain

Millions of people suffer from some type of back pain, especially as we age. For some people, the pain is severe and prevents them from living a normal life.One of the natural sources of back pain is gravity. All day long gravity is compressing our spinal columns whether we are sitting, standing, walking, running or doing anything in an upright position. As we age, the effects of gravity, year in, year out, may cause our spine to go out of alignment or create pinched nerves in our spinal column, resulting in some type of back pain.The inversion table concept is simple – reverse the effects of gravity. Inversion therapy takes gravitational pressure off the nerve roots and disks in your spine and increases the space between vertebrae.

An inversion table is a safe, non-surgical, non-medicinal way of relieving back pain.

It works by securing your ankles to hold you in place. While you are inverted, the weight of your body works with gravity to decompress and elongate the spine. This relieves the pressure on your lower back and on any pinched nerves. It has been reported that many people feel instant relief from pain during their first use of an inversion table.

The results from using an inversion table vary from individual to individual. By regularly using an inversion table, you are working your way toward being pain free. However, the head-down position could be risky for anyone with high blood pressure, heart disease or glaucoma. When you are inverted for a longer time, your heartbeat slows and your blood pressure could increase. For this reason, you should not try inversion therapy if you have cardiovascular disease or elevated pressure in your eyes. If you have any doubts or questions, consult with your physician.