Chiropractors have many tools at their disposal to help enhance their patients’ health. Among these tools is the inversion table, which can also be referred to as a decompression table. This apparatus can be used to help patients experience relief from pain related to a variety of spine-based conditions – namely those that arise from compressed vertebrae.
Inversion tables are an exceptional tool for facilitating spinal decompression for a number of reasons. Their function is simple, there are degrees of use that can be tailored to the patient, and inversion therapy can even be paired with other forms of chiropractic. All told, an inversion table offers a simple solution to many common spinal ailments.
If, at your next visit to Stability Health Center in Seattle, WA, your chiropractor suggests inversion therapy, an inversion table is almost invariably going to be the tool of choice.
What are the benefits of using an inversion table?
The function of an inversion table is simple. It essentially allows the patient to hang upside down! This proves to be restorative for the spine because it directly counteracts the effects of gravity. It’s a simple, yet effective way to relieve stress on the spine. And, for patient-based treatment, a chiropractor can rotate the table to provide targeted treatment for specific vertebrae.
This ancient technique is used to reduce inflammation and nerve compression to treat conditions such as:
- Facet joint syndrome;
- General disc compression;
- Disc herniation.
Studies have found inversion therapy an incredibly effective way to treat disc herniation in the lumbar spine. Using an inversion table can increase blood circulation, improve posture, alleviate back pain, reduce stress, and improve spinal column alignment. By elongating the spine, this device reduces overall compression and has the potential to create positive health outcomes.
Keeping disc compression to a minimum
When you consider the role your spine plays in regulating the central nervous system, it’s crucial to ensure it’s aligned, to protect your overall health. Nerves flow through the space between vertebrae and when vertebrae become compressed, so do these nerves. The results can be widespread and vary in severity – everything from gastric issues to mobility problems can arise. The simple solution is to alleviate compression to restore proper nerve flow.
Unlike options such as surgery, going to a chiropractor for regular inversion table treatments won’t break the bank. It’s one of the least-expensive treatments around! And, it’s a far less invasive way to reconcile disc compression issues. Depending on your condition, your chiropractor may recommend other treatments including spinal manipulation, hot/cold therapy, physical therapy, and massage therapy.
Though it may seem a little silly at first, inversion therapy has the potential to yield real results. This individualized, natural treatment method has yielded great effects for a variety of conditions, helping to alleviate compression and any secondary effects it may be having on a person.
The chiropractors at Stability Health Center in Seattle, WA can help you explore inversion therapy. Contact us today to setup a free consultation or learn more about how we utilize inversion tables within our tailored Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) programs.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.