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inversion therapy for headaches

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
This is a form of: Traction which may help with the symptoms due to a pinched nerve such as from arthritic changes or a disc herniation.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
28 years experience Family Medicine
Gentle pull...: Inversion tables are great for patients with spinal disc disease/arthritis/bulging discs/herniated discs because they offer no impact traction which t ... Read More
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Dr. Kirt Kimball
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None: Inversion or spinal traction therapy may have some potential to temporarily relieve some types of back pain. I know of no specific value of this moda ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
18 years experience Neurosurgery
If feels good: Not sure of the existence of studies specifically looking at this, but if you were my patient, i would tell you that if it makes you feel better, do i ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Making more room: The theory of inversion or decompression therapy is that the bones of the spine have a chance of spreading out with the help of gravity or traction. T ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramalingaier Parameswaran
Specializes in Cardiology
Yes: Exercise, stretching, strengthening of back muscles have been shown to improve symptoms
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
20 years experience Pain Management
Sometimes: Inversion therapy can help relieve symptoms of back pain by creating some more space between the vertebrae, be careful not to overstretch your spine. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not a cure: It can be a useful part of a guided program for chronic low back pain in some cases. When done correctly, it can decompress parts of the spine, in a w ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sure fune: should be fine usually temporY in complete relief is all that can be expected dont extrapolate pain theories to thoracic spine developed in other part ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Maybe migraine: See your doctor and get this diagnosed as many head pain etiologies. All respond to treatment but your use of tylenol (acetaminophen) and nsaid's can ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
no data: Vision therapy is practiced by optometrists who charge a great deal for the sessions. There are no reputable clinical studies; only anecdotal account ... Read More

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