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Decrease Back Pain With Inversion Therapy

February 21, 2013 | Brian Lebo

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Ever have back pain that you simply can't cure?  Inversion therapy may offer relief.

Inversion therapy is a form of treatment that involves hanging upside-down to reduce spinal stress and compression. The theory is that you can eliminate pain by slightly increasing the space between your vertebrae. Benefits include:

  • Improved vertebral alignment
  • Improved posture
  • Pain relief
  • Improved circulation

An inversion table allows you to secure your feet and lean backward until you are hanging upside-down. They are available in a variety of stores, and fairly easy to use at home.

My daughter had great experience with an inversion table that we purchased at Costco for $200. It was an important tool in her recovery from a stress fracture in her lower back.

Inversion Therapy for Athletes

Athletes may experience back pain, compression and alignment issues as a result of the impact caused by running and jumping. Many sports specialists are now recommending inversion therapy as an additional component of the athlete's prehab and rehab. (Cure and Avoid Low Back Pain With These Rehab Techniques)

Check with your physician to see if inversion therapy is right for you. It is not recommended for individuals with high blood pressure, heart disease, family history of stroke or glaucoma

Topics: BACK
Brian Lebo
- Brian Lebo is the owner and director of Athletic Performance Training Center, a strength and conditioning facility in North Royalton, Ohio. He specializes in helping...
Brian Lebo
- Brian Lebo is the owner and director of Athletic Performance Training Center, a strength and conditioning facility in North Royalton, Ohio. He specializes in helping...
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