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Can a Inversion Table help with my neck?

Thanks in advance
I tried researching here and the web but there is very little said about necks.
Many articles about backs but mine is ok for now.

I am trying to avoid surgery
8 month of pain now and can't work or stand long
I have a bulging disc,pressing on nerve and arthritis
Tried epidurals nerve blocks acupuncture,pt, even voodoo
Hoping this might help

Thanks Larry


  • ...and I cannot say that it really does much, if anything for my neck. It's real focus seems to be the back area.
    Even when speaking with out osteopath about it before getting it about 10 years ago, he said the same thing and I have found it to be true.

    Because it works with gravity, it might release the neck slightly, but for me I would say that it is negligible, really.

    Hope that helps.

    That's my experience. I love it for my back, though!
    10/26/2012 ACDF C3/4 C4/5 surgery
    No pain; no pain meds - thank goodness!
    04/01/2013 - 5 months + 1 week - FUSED
    Doing some physical therapy for even better range of motion
  • The lay on the floor pneumatic track type might help. Helps me.
    Severe DDD, Severe neural foraminal stenosis at 2 levels, moderate canal stenosis at 2 levels, significantly impaired left shoulder & arm function. Chronic moderate compression fracture at C6.
  • Here's a pretty good explanation of inversion. It "should" theoretically stretch the entire spine bottom to top and "should" provide some benefits even to the neck area, however I always see them advertised as providing back pain relief specifically.


    I have a home traction device from Saunders, and it's just "okay." It's hard for me to really relax on it because I can't ever get entirely comfortable w/the pieces that sit on the sides/back of your neck that help provide the pull (even though they're padded.) Maybe there's a more comfortable unit out there though.
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