What is inversion? Is it really therapy? Does it help get rid of back pain?
Gravity is always pressing down on us. Always. And over time the space between our joints can get less.
Hanging upside down (inversion) or reclining at an angle reverses this aging process.
I used to have inversion boots that hooked over a bar in a doorway. The only problem was that I could not get my feet UP to get the hooks OVER the bar!
So that didn’t work. 🙁
But I did want to take advantage of inversion therapy to stretch my spine. I wanted to lengthen my spine and create more space. That’s what hanging upside down does: It allows us to keep or regain some space. It keeps the disks more flexible. It fights gravity, at least enough to make a difference.
I knew that inversion helps with scoliosis or curvature of the spine. It would be a way to keep my sideways curves from coming back.
I ended up with an inversion table. I LIKE it!
It’s easy to get onto–no gymnastics or upper body strength required! 🙂
And the good news is that you don’t have to hang all the way upside down like a bat! Even a small angle with your head below your feet can help.
Here’s another article I wrote. (click here –>)
So here’s what I think about inversion therapy:
Getting more space and flexibility, movement and hydration in your spinal disks will help you stay taller. It will also help reduce the pressure on nerves that can cause back pain.
We like fighting gravity!