How To Use Inversion Therapy To Relieve a Pinched Nerve
Most of the time, a pinched nerve is not a serious medical issue, but it can really feel like one! According to the Mayo Clinic,”a pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues – such as bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons. This pressure disrupts the nerve’s function, causing pain, tingling, numbness or weakness.”
Oftentimes, pinched nerves will find relief on their own through rest. But if after a few days days or week of rest and you still haven’t found relief, you may want to seek assistance through conservative treatments like massage therapy, chiropractic care, physical therapy or inversion therapy. As always, consult a medical professional before employing any treatment techniques for any condition.
Inversion therapy is something you can easily do in the comfort of your own home and on your schedule. At a cost equivalent to a couple visits to a chiropractor or massage therapist, an inversion table can naturally help find relief from the symptoms of a pinched nerve, potentially avoiding the need for office visits and pills.
Inverting 2 to 3 times per day, ideally to an angle of 60 degrees or greater, allows the spine to decompress and stretches the constricted and tight muscles that support the spine. Routine stretching while inverted can help target the muscles that oftentimes contribute to pinched nerves in the neck, back, hips and legs. The discs are allowed to re-hydrate with fluid and increase the space and cushioning between each vertebra, creating more room for the nerves that pass through openings in the spinal column. When inverted, the spine is encouraged to naturally realign itself over time.
The benefits of inversion are vast and so are your options of which equipment to use. Teeter Hang Ups inversion tables are top-rated in engineering reviews and the only ones on the market that have met UL’s requirements for inversion tables – UL 1647. Why trust an inversion table that doesn’t even come close to meeting basic safety standards?