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pros cons of inversion tables back pain

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
28 years experience Radiology
Yes: Yes but it usually provides only temporary relief. For some people it can be beneficial

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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
26 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Carries risks: Inversion tables can provided temporary relief from low back pain due to decreasing gravitational pressure off of the discs/nerves. Studies have not s ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Inverson tables: They can help to temporarily relieve back pain but generally works only while on the table i often recommend patients go to a back store and try them ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Passer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
Disk pain: I have one and it helps me. Be careful with it and do it for just a minute or two until you get use to it. I would ask your dr. If it is okay. Inversi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Inversion table: Not unusual for mild increase in lbp. Only be on for 5min max. Due up to 5 times a day. Initially may want to do one minute upside down, one minute le ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Beall
28 years experience Radiology
Yes: Sometimes the pain increases with inversion then will decrease but inversion does not work for everyone and it can continue to be painful. Best way ... Read More
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Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
It Can: Its a double edge sword. You want to decompress the nerves from the disc and spine pressure, but if you hurt more after doing this it can suggest oth ... Read More
A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
36 years experience Pain Management
See below: The table can provide symptomatic relief. This is the pro. The con is that is may lead to a stroke due to increase blood flow to the head.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Better not: Would affect your eye pressure and retinal problems, ask your ophthalmologist too, best wishes
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
24 years experience Anesthesiology
Back pain: There are many reasons for back pain: arthritis, strain, herniated disk, kidney infection or stone, sciatica among many others. See physician for eval ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Nerve impingement: Of the lower back. S a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Nope: Inversion table cannot repair developmental scoliosis. Only bracing or surgery work.
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Use as directed: They relieve some symptoms but do not solve any problems. Usually those who use them get temporary relief from the symptoms, but the relief is not lon ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Anecdotal : Other than a chiropractic article in 1985 there is only anecdotal evidence that inversion therapy helps. And any benefits are temporary at best. Cauti ... Read More
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