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Inversion therapy for back pain?
« on: June 21, 2010, 11:46:04 AM »

I have been suffering from low back pain for the last 8 years. i have bulging discs between L4-

L5 and between L5 -s1.. I would like to know if inversion table can be helpful in relieving back pain..

don't have BP or heart problems or glucoma..

I don't want to hang completely upside down.. but just want to invert at 30 degree or 45 degreee angle ..

would like to know if inversion therapy is safe and doesn't worsen the condition of my back..


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Re: Inversion therapy for back pain?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2010, 03:06:12 AM »
Hi Venkat,

I have been using one at home but it isn't the normal inversion table as when you clamp your ankles it causes too much traction to your knees and ankles and doesn't allow you to do hyper extensions.

The one I have been using locks you in from behind the knees and calves as your legs fit between two rollers. This one hangs you upside down as well but makes it so you can do stomach crunches and hyper extensions through a very short range and this helps strengthen your core and open up the spaces between the disc to take pressure off the nerve.

If you want to check this one out go to and I can organise one for you if you like, just email me.



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