Does Inversion Therapy Work

how-do-inversion-tables-workAre you wondering does inversion therapy work? The short and long of the answer is yes. You do need to take care to follow the direction included with your inversion table. You also should be aware of the conditions that would make using an inversion table dangerous for you and not use one if any of these condition apply:

  • Glaucoma
  • Vertigo
  • High Blood Pressure

When using an inversion table you will discover that you do not have to totally invert to get good results. Some people only invert to about 45 degrees.

An MD in response to how does inversion therapy work describes it this way:

When you use this machine, and your body is inverted, this imparts a traction force on your spine, which distracts your vertebrae. So, traction is the force that the inversion table puts on your spine, distraction is the effect.

Now when your spine is distracted, the vertebrae that are stacked on one another (with a disc in between them), move farther apart from each other- which takes pressure off the discs that lie between them- and this is a very good thing for your discs. This is because the discs are being compressed all day long as we move around in an upright position. Know that the discs have a high water content, and as you sleep in a horizontal position in bed, they actually swell a bit as they pick up water overnight (because they’re not being compressed). Then, when you get up in the morning and move around all day with your spine in a vertical position, this water is expressed to a certain degree throughout the day. This is why you are a little taller in the morning than at the end of the day! [read the whole article]

Wondering how to get the most out of your inversion table?

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