How to use an Inversion table to mimic an expensive decompression table by James Dawes
I get asked about inversion tables a lot. You know those tables that teeter upside down? Well the answer is yes, but you have to be cautious. What you need to do is to make sure that you don’t have any blood vessel issues that you are concerned about going upside down. Make sure you clear it with your first. But, if you are ok with going upside down a thing to remember is that you don’t have to go all the way upside down. You really only need to go about 45 degrees. That’s about all you need to get a great traction. The other thing I advise people to do is don’t stay upside down for an extended amount of time, go back and forth. What I recommend to people is go down and back in a 3:1 ratio.
3 to 1. Basically you want to go at a 45 degree angle for approximately 30 seconds, and then come back flat for about 10 seconds. And repeat as many times as you desire. Usually for about 5 to 10 minutes. So go down for 30 seconds at 45 degrees and come back flat for 10 seconds. That will allow the disc to expand and come back to neutral. Kind of like those really expensive decompression tables found in s, which are still really good for certain conditions, but as far as a home use, an inversion table is a great tool.
Benefits of Inversion Tables An Exercise for Your Back
Hey everyone, Group here and today I want to talk about inversion tables. You’ve probably seen the ads for these things, they’re the device that lets you hang upside down to relieve back pain, increase your circulation, decompress your joints, and give you an overall good healthy feeling. Just like yoga was designed to do. Hanging upside down is something we just don’t do in our normal routines. I personally own and use an inversion table regularly and let me tell you, I’m a big fan. I injured my back and had a couple herniations years ago. Whenever it flairs up, about 3 or 4 days on the inversion table and I am good to go. I try to do it at least a couple of time a week. After a 10 to 15 minute sessions it is amazing. My back feels rejuvenated, my neck is limber, my circulation is pumpingâ€¦ every muscle.
In my body feels like it just got a good, healthy condition and my muscles get a healthy stretch. And those aren’t the only benefits of using an inversion table. Inversion therapy is often used as a noninvasive answer for back conditions and muscle sciatica, herniation especially for people who want to avoid surgery. Along with good chiropractic care. That and acupuncture, massage can usually help prevent the need for surgery in a multitude of cases. If you’ve got a back problem and you’re considering surgery or your is talking about it, I would suggest exercising extreme caution and exhausting nonsurgical method of relief first. Right now they even have PRP, platelet rich plasma, prolotherapy, prolozone. There are a lot of non surgical options available.
Believe it or not, many people who have had back surgery will tell you that even if the acute problem was â€œfixedâ€� that, overall, they’re not â€œback to normal.â€� They ultimately deal with problems usually for the rest of their life. Remember everybody’s situation is different, but, according to information published by James Cook University , inversion therapy may help some people avoid surgery. There’s also some research to suggest that inversion therapy can help with kidney stones. With all of the poor diets, almost everyone has Kidney stones these days especially with the high protein. The body is unable to break down these foods in the intestinal lining. Kidney stones, which are excruciating, can cause complications if the stones are big enough. In fact, when that happens, there’s a procedure which is a way to send a targeted shock wave.
Through your body to break up the stones into small pieces so they pass more easily. A number of studies have shown that being inverted can help your body push out the kidney stone fragments Now, using an inversion table is a little bit like a using a sauna it’s a great therapy but there are a few things you need to be aware of. First off, the UCLA School of Medicine warns that inversion increases both pulse and blood pressure. This may not be a big dealâ€¦ BUT if you have high blood pressure or other cardiovascular issues, you should probably avoid inversion therapy unless your own personally.
Tells you otherwise. Or address your blood pressure naturally possibly through a cleansing process. Also, a study that evaluated the effects of inversion therapy on people with chronic back pain noted a low risk of headache and temporary blurred vision just something to be aware of. However, I contribute that to all of the blood flow rushing to the head. It actually happens to me sometimes. I get blurred vision for like an hour but I think that is a good thing because when you push more of that blood into the brain and eyes. You are also pushing more nutrients and water into the brain. But you should also be aware that the same study reported that over 80% of the participants experienced improvement in their back problems from inversion therapy. A lot of people have computer syndrome where their neck and muscles in their neck are tight.
There are actual traction units too that you can get. And hang them over the door. It actually lifts your neck up but inversion therapy is a very cost effective way to keep your spine healthy. Along with regular chiropractic adjustments. The key is just to introduce yourself to inversion gradually and listen to your body. If it’s uncomfortable, turn yourself rightside up. When you invert you are going to go down but not straight down. I usually recommend being at a slight angle. Until you are experienced enough. Then you can go straight down and invert yourself. If you are uncomfortable just come all the way up. Take a break and come back down. You can start by doing it maybe 30 seconds at a time before you come. Then 45 seconds and then a minute. I usually won’t hang for more than a minute at a time. I might do the therapy for 15 minutes but I will hang 1 minute down then come up for 30 seconds and then go back down for another minute.
The big question: Is inversion therapy right for you? I think every single person on the planet should have an inversion table. They are just incredible. An incredible way to increase circulation and keep your spine healthy. It depends on your own needs and goals. I really like it for stretching and boosting my circulation. I feel like it gives me energy. In that way, it’s a great piece of equipment. If you’re looking for a remedy for back problems, just remember that back problems have many causes and everyone needs to be individually considered. There are some cases where an inversion table can make your back problem worse.