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Can Inversion Tables Help Scoliosis
Little evidence: Two issues for adults with scoliosis include back pain and curve worsening. Not much really helps to prevent it from getting worse if the curve is already big. Back pain can be treated with avoidance of painful activities, antiinflammatory meds, and, especially, back strengthening exercises. Inversion tables may help to stretch the back and apply traction but the effect will likely be temporary. ...Read more
No: No permanent change when up right.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Are there any benefits for the back and neck by using inversion tables? If so what is the best way to use them?
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 long lasting. ...Read more
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 shown longterm benefit. There are serious risks involved and should not be used if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, glaucoma, are pregnant to name a few. Talk to your doctor regarding risks/benefits. ...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?
Do inversion tables make you taller by decompressing your spine and stretching out your knees, albeit temporarily? If used it daily would I be taller?
No: Long term use in a grown human has not been shown to make you taller, permanently. ...Read more
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
It can: It is a safe treatment option that does help some. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more
Maybe: There are people who swear by the effects of an inversion table. They feel good during the process but once they are out of the table their symptoms recur. It does not straighten out your spine as there are a lot of structures attached to the human spine. However as stated some feel pain relief during their sessions with the inversion table. ...Read more
Worsen: Could it worsen the pain? Yes, that is possible. Could it decrease the intervertebral (disc)space, I doubt it. ...Read more
Have Vitreous detachment and floaters. 57 years old. Can I use an inversion table for spine problems?
Better not: Can affect your eyes: increase pressure, aggravate vitreous detachment / other eye problems, check with your ophthalmologist too, best wishes ...Read more
I was doing exercise in an inversion table feet up head down, few minutes later I had a ditach retina, that could be the cause?
Will a inversion table help relieve my pain. Ten years ago dr. Completely remived one of four protruding disc. Also have spinal canal stenosis.
Temporarily: Inversion table may improve your symptoms temporarily but will not cure your spinal stenosis. Additionally, if you have not had any recent neuroimaging studies of your spine, should discuss your condition and treatment options with your doctor or spine surgeon before taking up inversion table. ...Read more
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