What You Need To Know About Inversion Therapy And Benefits To The Spine

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Inversion therapy is a form of treatment involving hanging someone upside down, or hanging someone who has a back pain condition at an inverted angle.  Hanging by inversion table benefits the body through the pull of gravity and decompression of the joints.  The inversion therapy causes each joint in the body to be positioned in an opposite manner with benefits to the spine.

Inversion therapy is used widely for people with disc problems including herniated discs, ruptured discs and degenerative disc diseases. It is expected to reduce the need for drugs and surgery. This form of therapy can be very beneficial in cases of nerve impingement and disc compression.

The inversion table benefits the disc and allows it to return to its original shape, recover the lost moisture in between previously compressed discs, and decrease the pressure on the nerves.The misalignment of the hips and spine results in inflammation and pain and traction is a useful tool to restore its proper alignment.

What You Need To Know About Inversion Therapy And Benefits To The Spine

The patient is able to maintain the proper posture with the right alignment. Inversion devices and the inversion table benefits the patient in gaining flexibility as some of the stretching methods done upside down gives the patient’s spine greater lengthening compared to the same methods done without traction as in lying down or when being compressed as in standing

Many of the causes of back pain can be attributed to gravitational pull causing compression, so decompression is done in inversion therapy by using the person’s own body weight as traction, elongating the spine through increase in the space between the vertebrae, thereby relieving pressure on the disc, nerve roots and ligaments.

The height of the disc controls the opening between the vertebrae where every nerve root emanates to the different areas of the body. That is why when there is a slipped disc, the opening is compressed and the nerve root is impinged which causes back pain and radiating pain to the other limbs.

Decompression of the discs through inversion table benefits the nerve roots by keeping it free of pressure and keeping the patient free of pain.Muscle spasms in the back, shoulders and neck including headaches and dizziness are sometimes caused by stress and tension because the supply of oxygen is reduced by the tense muscles.

This condition reduces blood and lymph flow, and waste chemicals accumulate in the muscles. The inversion table benefits the tense muscles by flushing out the body wastes through the lymphatic fluids and through to the blood stream.

The discs in the spine act as shock absorbers as they separate the vertebrae while providing flexibility to the spine. The inner core of the discs has jelly-like materials meant to cushion the back and provide the flexibility needed in movements such as sitting, exercising or standing. It acts like a sponge, squeezing fluid into the adjacent soft tissue during each movement.

Aging and constant usage makes the discs lose some of their height and subsequently the moisture within. Discs expand when a person is sleeping because the non-weight bearing activity makes the disc soak up fluid and nutrients increasing the length of the spine.

Inversion therapy through the inversion table benefits the spine because the discs lengthen further in response to gravity. When the space between each vertebra is increased, the fluids are encouraged back into the discs decreasing the pressure on the discs and decreasing the pain in the back.

The inversion table benefits the discs making them plump and happy, making your body with its muscles and ligaments happy. Not only would your healthy body make you happy, it will also keep your loved ones free from worry about you and make them happy.

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