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2020-10-08 12:47:50 AM  
Just go ahead and disregard this one
 
2020-10-08 1:01:13 AM  
Depends, better than a wierd person that says all things tm can be fixed by massage of your back  and calls themselves Doctor after 2 years schooling after HS.
 
2020-10-08 1:18:00 AM  
Better than chiros.

Not as good as a good spinal surgeon if you have blown discs.

I've had two surgeries, one a fill fusion, and best things I ever did.
 
2020-10-08 1:35:17 AM  
Inversion therapy is not without risk. Before you spend money on equipment get an evaluation from a licensed Physical Therapist. Doing PT exercises 5-6 days per week keeps me pain-free and able to do pretty much everything I normally would except heavy lifting.

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2020-10-08 2:16:35 AM  

wejash: Better than chiros.

Not as good as a good spinal surgeon if you have blown discs.

I've had two surgeries, one a fill fusion, and best things I ever did.


There is no better feeling than waking up after surgery and while you are in pain it is nothing like when you went to sleep, Ive had two and both were life savers
 
2020-10-08 4:26:49 AM  

Daniel Boone's Farm: here is no better feeling than waking up after surgery and while you are in pain it is nothing like when you went to sleep, Ive had two and both were life savers


My disc replacement was the same. I went from unable to do anything to normal. Surgery was on a tuesday, went home on thursday and was released for all activities 2 weeks later.
 
2020-10-08 4:29:09 AM  
Just OTC "miracle" pills: if it worked so well, then why is it so cheap?
The Medical Industrial Complex wouldn't allow it.
 
2020-10-08 4:32:35 AM  
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2020-10-08 6:27:37 AM  
Yes.  Or no.  Perhaps.
 
2020-10-08 6:30:41 AM  
You can start by doing basic stretches.  Doesn't cost anything.

And maybe lose some weight and pay attention to your posture, too.  Sit in straight-backed chairs, not beanbags or couches.  Get up and move around during the day so you aren't always in the same position, pay attention to the ergonomics of how you work.

If that doesn't work, and actual professional physical therapy doesn't work, then you can hang upside down Kiefer Sutherland in The Lost Boys.
 
2020-10-08 7:27:25 AM  
My case is NOT typical (congenital stenosis cervical canal, 2 surgeries), my only caution is to note if movement/manipulation causes an increase in pressure/pain. That could indicate a condition requiring surgery that physical manipulation could worsen.

Not any kind of medical professional. Anecdotal only.
 
2020-10-08 7:51:31 AM  
Enh. Worth a try.  Especially if you have access to an inversion table.  Read the directions. Getting dropped on your head again is never a good thing.

Thai massage (no, not that kind, you perverts) did my back wonders.  It's half the kneading that most folks think of as massage and half assisted stretching. Better than a bunch of the stuff physical therapists tried on me.
 
2020-10-08 8:08:54 AM  
Didn't help my sciatica.
 
2020-10-08 8:42:40 AM  

fifthofzen: My case is NOT typical (congenital stenosis cervical canal, 2 surgeries), my only caution is to note if movement/manipulation causes an increase in pressure/pain. That could indicate a condition requiring surgery that physical manipulation could worsen.

Not any kind of medical professional. Anecdotal only.


I have the same diagnosis as you. Exercises used to give relief but anymore it just aggravates it. I now have a funny walk because of this.
 
2020-10-08 9:27:47 AM  
just reverse the flow of tachyons and and use an inverse polaron beam
 
2020-10-08 9:44:21 AM  
Get a real back exam.  Fark is great for butt stuff advise, not so great for actual medical conditions.
 
2020-10-08 9:47:37 AM  
Inversion has been good for me, but best for me has been to lose weight (over time) and when in state of relief, stretches, squats, abdominal (various), climbing and inversion. When stuff happens making engaging these activities impossible I revert, such a a six week stint in hospital. That said even tiny amounts help.
 
2020-10-08 10:17:58 AM  

2wolves: Get a real back exam.  Fark is great for butt stuff advise, not so great for actual medical conditions.


We're pretty good at helping with alcoholism, too.

Depending on how you read that sentence, obviously.
 
2020-10-08 11:20:02 AM  
Ask. A. God. Damn. Doctor.
 
2020-10-08 12:43:47 PM  

lifeslammer: Ask. A. God. Damn. Doctor.


Of course, I was just wondering if anyone had experience with it.

I'd only ask you guys for advice if it was something important.
 
2020-10-08 1:07:06 PM  
I tried an inversion table about 15 years ago for 5 minutes.  My back felt fantastic for the next 2 weeks.
 
2020-10-08 9:43:53 PM  
Like many pieces of equipment, I've seen seen people buy a lot of stuff and then not use it.
My advice is if you do consider getting one, search among your friends for someone who has one and isn't using it and ask to borrow it for a couple of months.
Those things aren't cheap.
If you DO stick with it, and find some benefit from it, go for it.
If, however, after 1-2 weeks it ends up as part of the background, and especially if/when the two months are over and you aren't using it, don't try to convince yourself that you'd use it if you paid for it and find something that you'd actually use.
 
2020-10-08 11:26:58 PM  
I had one but somebody told me that if you're my age you can get a stroke or
aneurysm hanging upside down.  I didn't know, but it made me stop using the table.  I think if you can limit yourself to a lesser angle it might be better.
 
2020-10-09 3:37:22 AM  
Massage and chiropody has never yet re-grown a deteriorated piece of bone or cartilage.
Doesn't work on toothache, either. 

"See a doctor.  Get rid of it."
 
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