Inversion therapy involves being upside down or at an inverted angle in order to achieve therapeutic benefits including reducing back pain, releasing stress, improving joint health and increasing overall health conditions like fitness and flexibility. Nowadays these are common issues with people’s health especially back-pain because it is not fatal but it makes you frustrated and saps your energy away so that you always feel tired and can hardly concentrate on working. Fortunately, one of the most advanced, useful and friendly devices is right here to help you solve this problem: an inversion table. If you are still in doubt, then let’s take a look at some interesting information below about how an inversion table can help you escape from that annoying back-pain.
Have you heard about a herniated disc? It is a common issue these days which originates from problems in the disc’s ability to absorb shock and results in great difficulties in moving and performing normal activities. Clinical studies show that doing inversion exercises helps increase the separation between the vertebrae and this allows moisture to flow into the soft tissue of the discs that increases the nutrient content, the ability to absorb shock and the flexibility.
The natural operating system of your body allows discs to be re-hydrated when you sleep. During the day while you stand, sit exercise or perform other activities, the fluid in your discs is forced to flow out to the other tissue. When you lie down at night, your spine is stretched so that the pressure drops; the fluid can go back into the first place and during that time the discs can re-absorb the fluid and nutrition that it carries. However, this healing process does not restore the disks 100%; there will be a missing amount of nutrition causing the discs to loose some of its height. Clinical research shows that the total height-loss can be up to 3-4cm during a lifetime. Inversion therapy performed at regular intervals is recommended because it is able to offset the total effect caused by gravity that take away that 3-4cm of height from you.
2) Nerve pressure
Nerve pressure has the direct connection with the spine. More precisely, the nerve roots are in between the spinal column and and the discs. Fully hydrated discs will provide clearance for nerve roots to exit safely without much pressure. These nerves called the spinal cord control communication from the brain to the rest of the body; and also, nerves extend throughout your body so it is not difficult to understand that any damage to the discs can result in pain, sometimes it can be severe. By adding moisture to the dics, inversion therpay helps reduce the pressure and reduces pinched nerves.
Even students in primary school are warned about the importance of a healthy, right-shaped spine. But few people know that so many activities in our daily life can lead to a misaligned spine: working in front of computer in the wrong posture, carrying heavy objects and even playing sports which emphasis only one side of your body. All those activities can affect your spine and damage its natural shape.
When misalignment happens, bones can not support all the body weight and therefore the soft tissue of the body must take a hand on dealing with gravity. Although the ligaments and muscles that support the spine can hold the misaligned vertebrae through the compression that they generate, it can be difficult for the spine to naturally come back into alignment because these ligaments and muscles still have to handle the pressure at approximately 25% (in compared with 100% when standing) even when lying down! However, an inversion task at 60 degrees can drop the pressure to zero, which frees your spine and also, the vertebrae from the compression and gives them the opportunity to return to the right position.
While doing the inversion therapy, you will be lying down on the table with all your muscles supported by the table. In combination with the zero-gravity effect, your muscles will be totally relaxed and the blood circulation will be promoted, which will greatly help reduce tension and promote healing of the discs.
The effect of inversion tables has been tested by many experts and users, and nobody can deny its great effect in helping alleviate back-pain and related problems. It is not very hard to afford an inversion table because this product is available in a wide range of styles and prices from the basic to the premium models, and you can browse t through many different models with different features and prices before deciding to purchase. If you are still wondering, or if you have special health conditions such as high blood pressure, eye or retina issues or pregnancy then please reach out to your doctor(s) for help.