Top 20 Doctor insights on: Do inversion tables help hiatal hernias
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
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
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?
May make U feel....: ...Better but will have no effect on the boney structure at all. ...Read more
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