Using Inversion Tables for Low Back Pain
Is using inversion tables for low back pain a good idea? Is it safe? Who shouldn't use one?
These are all very important questions for anyone considering inverting. Although simply hanging upside down may seem benign, it can aggravate certain types of health conditions. In this article I'll discuss what I've learned in my experience with inversion tables and what my chiropractor has told me about using them.
Over the years my back has taken a beating from martial arts, running, scoliosis, sciatica and a bad car wreck. However, the last thing I wanted to do was give up being physically active. I didn't want to completely stop my martial arts training, my weight lifting and my running. - But, I definitely wanted to completely stop my low back pain and other issues like sciatica. best inversion tables for lower back pain
For many years I had tried medication, stretching, physical therapy, massage therapy and chiropractic care in order to treat my back issues. Yes, all of these methods helped to some degree. However, I didn't want to have to depend on expensive prescription medications forever. Medications that would make me drowsy and worthless. I also didn't like the expensive bills that came with physical therapy.
In the end, the best options for me seemed to be chiropractic care and massage therapy together. These two seemed to be a great natural way of easing my back pain, but again, these things cost money.