Effects Of Inversion Therapy For Lower Back Pain

Published Categorized as Pain Management

Inversion Therapy is commonly associated with helping to alleviate some of the common distress signals that are released due to lower back pain. However, many of the people I see are simply unaware of the effects of continuous inversion therapy, and what the inversion table is actually helping to achieve.

As a person, I never believe that you should buy a product and simply use it without understanding why or how it’s affecting you. We don’t go out into the street and buy a brand new car without test driving it, do we?

So why do we purchase products without fully understanding what the effects are going to be, why it’s going to be beneficial and what possible side-effects could come about.

In your lower back, you have several discs that separate the vertebrae. These discs allow for movement throughout the back, and ultimately provide shock absorption from carrying out typical day-to-day activities – including strenuous exercise.

However, if you find yourself carrying out daily rigorous exercise, such as athletes, you’ll soon start to feel back pain, or have some common symptoms of back pain. This is because the discs get compressed. Because the disc contains a liquid which can put pressure onto the surrounding nerves, you need to be aware that strenuous exercise can and will affect your nerves – will in turn returns pain.

When the liquid of the vertebrae protudes outwards and pressure is put on the nerves, this is known as a slipped or herniated disc.

Through the use of regular inversion therapy, you are effectively applying mild traction to the spine – which in turn makes it become slightly longer. As the spine becomes longer, the spacing in between the vertebrae increases and thus reduces the overall pressure that the disc receives. As the space increases, the pressure on the nerve roots and discs is greatly reduced – which results in less lower back pain.

Inversion Tables create a pumping action within your spine – which forces waste out of them. Fluid is drawn into the discs, which further helps to relax the surrounding muscles and improve the blood flow throughout the muscles.

As the muscles begin to see continual improvement, you will soon start to notice that the painful spasms you may be receiving become less and less frequent. While getting rid of the pain completely is a possibility, it’s important to note that inversion therapy should only be used to help alleviate and reduce the pain you may be receiving. Inversion Therapy has never been referred to as a permanent way to fix lower back pain.

Inversion Therapy Also Improves Circulation

Your whole cardiovascular system contains thousands of heart and blood vessels. By undertaking regular inversion therapy, you are essentially helping your heart to supply more blood to the brain. Unlike the cardiovascular system, your lymphatic system has no pump.

The lymphatic system helps to circulate fluid around the body – which is then used to remove waste products from your muscles and the surrounding tissues. Because the lymphatic system relies on your muscles to squeeze fluid around the system, Inversion Therapy can be beneficial in aiding this process.

Inversion Therapy, and Inversion Tables have been scientifically proven to help assist the passage of lymph fluid throughout the body. As such, regular Inversion Therapy should prove beneficial in aiding in recovery from strenuous exercise and training by quickly and efficiently removing waste products from the body.

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