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Inversion therapy for back pain

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  • Thanks Linda for sharing information.. i have also read some doctor articles which says inversion can overstretch the ligaments and make the spine unstable.. not sure how much true it is..
  • issues with my neck, had acdf @ my C4-5 in September of 09. Started having issues with my C5-6 a few months ago and asked doc about using my husbands inversion table. He said it was a good idea and that I should try it, so I did. The pain I experienced the next day was excruciating. Now that doesn't mean that it will do the same to you, as each person is different. However, on a good note, my husband really likes to use it, as he has issues with his neck as well.
    I sure hope you give it a try and have good luck with it.
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  • itzamemom-sorry the inversion table hurt you. It is definately something you have to do very cautiously because like you experienced you can hurt yourself.

    junta-sorry you can't get any ideas from your doctors. It's something that is probably not used much over in India. It's hard because the cost is pretty high for an experiment. I wish you the best of luck in your search.
  • itzamemom- did u try full inversion? heard if u invert at 30 degree or 45 degree,then it may not cause much harm .. however god only knows whether inversion helps or not.. in amazon, i have seen several customer reviews for inversion tables.. they all say it helps..however don't want to try unless I know that inversion is totally save..
  • Guys, I went to my friend's place and tried inversion table for the first time in my life. somewhat I felt nausiated and dizzy after doing inversion (40 to 70 degree) for about 7 mins. in fact it took a day for me to completely feel better.. is it normal?

    also i found it hard to come back up from inverted position. i have seen youtube videos where people come back up easily by just raising the hands
    I had to use the handles to come back up and i didn't find that easy and comfortable..
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  • Guys, I went to my friend's place and tried inversion table for the first time in my life. somewhat I felt nausiated and dizzy after doing inversion (40 to 70 degree) for about 7 mins. in fact it took a day for me to completely feel better.. is it normal?

    also i found it hard to come back up from inverted position. i have seen youtube videos where people come back up easily by just raising the hands
    I had to use the handles to come back up and i didn't find that easy and comfortable..
  • A good inversion table has settings for height. On mine there are also 3 positions in the center. They are for very light, normal, very heavy weight. One setting is also mandatory for full inversion so that the table will rotate back.

    Once it is set properly for your height and weight then coming back from inversion is easy. It only requires a simple movement of the arms. DO NOT lift your head up to offset weight to rotate the table back up. That is really bad for your neck.

    At first 1 session/day at what you describe as 45 degrees is fine. Work your way up to 2 sessions at 15 minutes each. Ultimately there is no real need to completely invert.

    The sensation you got was from your equilibrium getting shifted, blood rushing to your head, and vision getting messed up. All typical symptoms for new users. If you have serious balance or dizziness issues then you may or may not get over it.

    You really need to see some kind of spine specialist. Talk this over with them. For many inversion can help. For others it can make the situation worse or aggravate other issues.

    Make sure you get one with good padding where your ankles get locked in place. Your ankles will take some abuse. A small towel wrapped around the ankle before locking yourself in can help.

  • doncash10ddoncash10 Posts: 3
    edited 09/29/2014 - 3:44 AM
    i’ve been using an inversion table for about 9 months now and use it once a day. i don’t hang completely upside down, only at the shallower angles. it’s definitely worked for me and helped my back pain and i don’t know what i’d do without it now.

    what works for me might not work for everyone and you should certainly consult your doctor before trying one.

    there are different makes and models around and it can be confusing for a first time buyer. the inversion table i use is a teeter hang ups ep-560 which i chose after looking at several reviews on bestinversiontables.org. i decided on teeter because they are one of the oldest and best companies in the market and the table also came with a 5-year warranty.
  • i’ve been using an inversion table for about 9 months now and use it once a day. i don’t hang completely upside down, only at the shallower angles. it’s definitely worked for me and helped my back pain and i don’t know what i’d do without it now.

    what works for me might not work for everyone and you should certainly consult your doctor before trying one.

    there are different makes and models around and it can be confusing for a first time buyer. the inversion table i use is a teeter hang ups ep-560 which i chose after looking at several reviews on
    bestinversiontables.org. i decided on teeter because they are one of the oldest and best companies in the market and the table also came with a 5-year warranty.
  • i’ve been using an inversion table for about 9 months now and use it once a day. i don’t hang completely upside down, only at the shallower angles. it’s definitely worked for me and helped my back pain and i don’t know what i’d do without it now.

    what works for me might not work for everyone and you should certainly consult your doctor before trying one.

    there are different makes and models around and i found it very confusing when i first looked. i eventually ended up getting a teeter hang ups ep-560 which i chose after looking at several reviews on bestinversiontables.org. i decided on teeter because they are one of the oldest and best companies in the market and the table also came with a 5-year warranty.
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