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Doctor insights on: Pros Cons Inversion Therapy

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Can inversion therapy help relieve pinched nerves?

Can inversion therapy help relieve pinched nerves?

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. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of inversion therapy for sports?

What are the benefits of inversion therapy for sports?

Gentle pull...: Inversion tables are great for patients with spinal disc disease/arthritis/bulging discs/herniated discs because they offer no impact traction which tractions the disc spaces off the nerves they may be impinging upon which leads to pain relief and better level of functioning. Ask your doctor if this is right for you. ...Read more

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Is inversion therapy good for scoliosis?

Is inversion therapy good for scoliosis?

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 it. Some patients, however, don't have relief and see it as a waste of time and money. ...Read more

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Does inversion therapy work as a treatment for back pain?

Does inversion therapy work as a treatment for back pain?

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. This spreading of the bones allows for more space where the nerves exit the spinal column. More space equates to less chance for the nerves to be impinged or irritated. Check with your doctor to see if this form of therapy may be beneficial for you. ...Read more

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Does inversion therapy work in treating lower back pain?

Does inversion therapy work in treating lower back pain?

Yes. traction helps!: I recommend these devices which provide controlled traction for the lumbar and thoracic spines.Consider the alternatives: 1.Traction in a hospital bed. Trust me, the nurses are no longer taught how to do this, and the pulleys and weights would be nowhere to be found. 2.Vax-d, utilized frequently by chiropractors.This device provides precise lumbar traction, but at a price. 3. Gravity inversion $99. ...Read more

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Can you let me know is inversion therapy (hanging upside down) a good cure for lower back pain?

Can you let me know is inversion therapy (hanging upside down) a good cure for lower back pain?

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 way similar to a physical therapist performing traction exercises. I would get guidance on this activity from your doctor or therapist, . ...Read more

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C5/6, C6/7,L5/S1 fusion. I have 3 thoracic herniations. T7/8, T9/10 and T3/4. No myelopathy. Constant dull pain.Can I use inversion table for therapy?

C5/6, C6/7,L5/S1 fusion. I have 3 thoracic herniations. T7/8, T9/10 and T3/4. No myelopathy. Constant dull pain.Can I use inversion table for therapy?

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 parts lumbar and cervical thoracic spine pain different genetators different list read a book by sarno before you treat axial pain with fusion again ...Read more

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What is a cervical conization?

What is a cervical conization?

Remove precancerous: Cervical conization is a surgery to remove a section of the cervix when there are pre-cancerous cells. This can usually be done in the office, and recovery is not too uncomfortable. Extra repeat pap smears should still be done to make sure all pre-cancerous cells are gone and don't return. Can still have kids after, but cervix can be weak or scarred, so will need special attention when pregnant. ...Read more

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Will cervix be shorter after conization?

Will cervix be shorter after conization?

Yes always: But may or may not be significant hopefully you are just getting a leep and not a cold knife cone which is worse. ...Read more

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What can I expect from cervical conization?

What can I expect from cervical conization?

Easy procedure: A cold cone biopsy of the cervix is a quick procedure & usually done in the or in case heavy bleeding is encountered. Either a general anesthetic, IV sedation, or a local injection can be used. I prefer a combination of the later two and my patients do very well. They rarely feel any pain & appreciate the short nap. ...Read more