The technique in which we use an inversion table for back pain is called Inversion Therapy. The method itself is pretty simple, it involves being strapped on an inversion table and inverted at different angles. In inversion therapy, the clinician can use an inversion table, gravity boots or inversion chairs. Because we are specialized in inversion tables, we’re gonna talk only about them.
Before going deeper into the subject, you must know that there are some health risks associated with inversion therapy for people suffering from the following conditions:
- heart disease
- high blood pressure
- eye diseases
You can find more information about inversion therapy directly from Wikipedia, here is the article source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inversion_therapy
People who have heart disease, high blood pressure, eye diseases (such as glaucoma), or are pregnant are at higher risk for the dangers related to inversion therapy and should consult their doctors about it first. The first time anyone tries inversion therapy with gravity, they should be sure to have someone standing by, in case assistance is required to get out of the apparatus, or if health problems are experienced.
During an episode of acid reflux, small amounts of stomach acid may manage to escape from the stomach and into the esophagus. Typically, gravity minimizes this upward leakage but combining an inversion table and acid reflux can be a painful, nauseating, and potentially dangerous combination.
How does it work?
When the weight of the body is suspended from the lower body the pull of gravity may decompress the joints of the body below the anchor. Hanging with gravity boots or inversion tables or inversion chairs, as by the feet, causes joints of the back to stretch. Inversion therapy of the sort is often commercially advertised as a relief for back pain.Inversion tables are typically flat in shape and certainly will allow the user to adjust from being upright to being horizontal and completely upside down. Tables allow for more control as the user can choose a smaller angle, to stretch the back, which puts less strain on the user’s feet, knees, ankles, and other joints of the user. Inversion chairs are like tables, however, they take a lot of the pressure off feet and the ankles. The user rotates backward to a comfortable position and straps into a chair.