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Inversion Tables-Do Inversion Tables Work?
Inversion tables do they work? That’s the question on any back pain sufferer’s mind before they purchase inversion tables. So if you’re looking to find out more about inversion tables and does an invertion table work then you’re in the right place. Just read on to find out more.
Are Inversion Tables Effective?
Inversion tables work on lower back pain by restoring and stimulating blood flow in the spine and in the body as a whole. To ‘invert’ something means to ‘turn upside down’ or to ‘reverse the order of something’.Your body is being inverted to decrease pressure on the spine.
This is done using the age old practice of ‘turning a person upside down’ or at least inclining them at a tilt! It sounds rather drastic but it can have a powerful effect on the spine and also on the energy levels of the person suffering!
Studies have shown that a great majority of our daily aches and pains and, in particular, lower back pain is caused by (inner tension). This is often brought about through oxygen deprivation in the blood stream to the hard working spinal area.
Therefore, if you can increase, improve and stimulate blood circulation in the spine (and being tilted at an angle does this) then you can bring a host of health benefits to a lower back pain sufferer.
How Do Inversion Tables Work?
Inversion tables work through using the natural force of gravity to ‘comfortably’ take pressure off the spine and also the spinal discs through turning the sufferer upside down (or tilting them at an angle).
Spinal discs even when we’re lying down on a bed are under gravitational pressure. These discs are often dehydrated and in need of a rest and stimulation to get the circulation flowing around them at an optimal level.
Inversion tables do this in a scientific and controlled way because most modern inversion tables have a range of settings to suit each type of person or pain.
JUST some of the many many health benefits of using inversion tables are listed below:
1)For Increased Blood Circulation-Lower Back Pain Relief
Inversion table benefits include improved blood flow and circulation in the body overall and especially in the back area.
When a person is ‘inverted’ or tilted, even to a small degree, gravity acts on the blood circulation in the opposite manner. A change in blood circulation quickly occurs! It’s a bit like changing a one way system on the road, it has a big impact!
This serves to stimulate the blood flow which brings a renewal of oxygen to the spine relieving painful lower back pain muscle spasms and sciatic nerve pain.
2) Chronic Fatigue Improvements
Often chronic fatigue symptoms of ‘brain fog’ and exhaustion go hand in hand with severe lower back pain or sciatica. Inversion tables even at a small angle improve oxygen flow in the body and this includes the brain. This helps to energise the sufferer making them feel more alert and refreshed for the day ahead.
Studies have shown that increasing the circulation to the brain also helps to lift mood and chase away depressive symptoms.
Chronic fatigue can often be caused by a lack of oxygen reaching the brain (often through deeper root causes-see my chronic pain story) so inverson table use can be a quick and effective chronic fatigue remedy (though it may be short term if deeper issues aren’t dealt with).
Studies have shown that spending even 10-15 minutes a day inverted at an angle can help increase mental alertness and memory.
3) Do Inversion Tables Work For Stress Relief?
Yes, they can do! An inversion therapy and spinal traction study by LJ Nosse found that muscle tension reduced by over 35% within ten SECONDS of inverting the body, even at a slight angle!
Other studies have confirmed the stress relieving and muscle relaxing benefits of using inversion tables.
Imagine a 100% natural, non chemical pain relief method that can drain stress away!
Studies have shown that at just a 45% angle for 15-20 minutes a day, the body rejuvenates itself and increases energy and mental alertness. After work this will set you up for the evening ahead, getting rid of that post work ‘washed out’ feeling…
(Please note-Anyone who has doubts about their fitness for inversion tables needs to consult a medically qualified physician e.g. if you have weight problems, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, serious eye conditions or bone diseases)