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Does inversion therapy work in treating lower back pain?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Inversion therapy can help relieve symptoms of back pain by creating some more space between the vertebrae, be careful not to overstretch your spine.
Check with your physician before using an inversion device.

In brief: Sometimes

Inversion therapy can help relieve symptoms of back pain by creating some more space between the vertebrae, be careful not to overstretch your spine.
Check with your physician before using an inversion device.
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
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