What is your opinion on inversion tables and back pain from degenerative disk desease?

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.
Disk pain. I have one and it helps me. Be careful with it and do it for just a minute or two until you get use to it. I would ask your dr. If it is okay. Inversion may help decompress the disks resulting in some relief. Good luck.
Inverson tables. They can help to temporarily relieve back pain but generally works only while on the table i often recommend patients go to a back store and try them out if they like it take it home works as a form of traction that you can get at home better than hanging from boots. Most likley to give temporary relief no permanent changes in disk not all degenerative discs are symptomatic .

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Is it normal for back pain to increase after the first use of inversion table? Should I contunue? Desperate to find sciatica relife from bulging disc

Inversion table. Not unusual for mild increase in lbp. Only be on for 5min max. Due up to 5 times a day. Initially may want to do one minute upside down, one minute level alternating until 5 minutes upside down total. Give it a few days. Should be noticing a difference if due to nerve root compression or discogenic pain. Read more...
Yes. Sometimes the pain increases with inversion then will decrease but inversion does not work for everyone and it can continue to be painful. Best way to reduce back pain is to be as light as you can (optimal weight) be as fit as you can (high level of fitness with good core muscle strength) and don't smoke. The intermittent use of anti-inflammatory medications will help as well. Read more...
It Can. Its a double edge sword. You want to decompress the nerves from the disc and spine pressure, but if you hurt more after doing this it can suggest other issues also going on like spinal stenosis, facet arthropathy, even herniated discs can still aggravate the issues during decompression. Suggest stopping this and see a spine specialist who can direct the right care and treatment for you. Read more...