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An Inversion Table Acid Reflux
If I put one table spoon of baking soda in 8 oz glass of water after every meal, will this cure my acid reflux? And is it safer than omeprazole for acid reflux?
Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more
Spinal decompression: Remember, any changes that occur with traction are temporary. Once normal weight bearing is restored, all changes revert to pre-traction state. Inversion tables do exactly the same thing for about $250 total vs. Around $200 per treatment with chiropractic traction. If this treatment avoids the need for meds, it is great. No problem trying it as long as other important causes ruled out first. ...Read more
Yes but it usually provides only temporary relief. For some people it can be beneficial
No: No permanent change when up right.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have had retina tears recently. Someone told me I should not use an inversion table. Is that true?
Can an inversion table/traction worsen a degenerated disc (disc height loss) due to the force of pull being applied to the disc?
It is possible:
The pain may get worse for a while and yet it may also relieve pain.
Ligaments are weak to cause that problem in the first place. Got to www. Getprolo. Com or www. Aaomed. Org to find out about proltherapy and get permanent relief. ...Read more
After using an inversion table frequently for the past several months, I developed vertigo. Is this permanent for most likely temporary?
Hard to know: If there was nothing wrong with your middle ear, and sinuses this is likely to be reversible. But if it continues over time, see an ENT doctor and get this evaluated. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
Inversion table: You should feel relief while on the table and every time you use it. Over time the benefits of reduced pain appear. ...Read more
Possibly: It can help to take the pressure off the lower back and can help with the pain. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Yes, you can use an inversion table to get symptomatic relief that is temporary. However it will not solve the structural problem provided you are symptomatic from this structural problem. ...Read more
Can an inversion table cause a pinched nerve if used by someone who has had a disc herniation in the past and has DDD?
Its possible,: I think. Stay off the inversion table with your history. ...Read more
Would an inversion table increase the chances of a prolapsed/prolapsing disc moving back into position naturally, compared to doing nothing at all?
Don't know: Your question ended up on the ob/gyn board rather than the ortho questions. ...Read more
I'm a contortionist and for a few months, I've had lower spine pain. I have a strong back and use an inversion table often, so why does my back hurt?
No: At 38 you should not be loosing height- if you are then you need further eval. ...Read more
In the past year I have horrible posture leaning forward and to the right. I would like to use zn inversion table. Do u think it will help?
May make U feel....: ...Better but will have no effect on the boney structure at all. ...Read more
See details: Why are you using an inversion table in the first place? It really has no benefit. If it causes these issues, stop using it. ...Read more
Can pudendal nerve entrapment be temporarily eased by stretching and/or use of an inversion table?
Is there a certain amount of time I should wait after getting cortisone injection in s1 L5 before using an inversion table?
No: If you feel better using it, go ahead but limit your time and angle only to a non painful level. ...Read more
I started using the inversion table 4 days ago and I only tilted on a light angle. Everything seems fine except I felt little dizzy when head down?
Why even use it?: I am not sure why anyone would want to use an inversion table. However, if it makes you dizzy, stop using it. ...Read more
Do medical devices need to be approved by the fda? Who regulates these devices such as an inversion table for example? How can I be sure they're safe?
Not a Medical device: Yes, actual medical devices are regulated by the fda, but I doubt an inversion table is marketed to treat anything. Most manufacturers go out of their way to be sure to state the it is not intended to treat a medical condition. So you are left with reviews and comments by other users. If the device is truly unsafe and it injures someone, they will be sued for it. ...Read more
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more