Inversion table

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Inversion table

Postby Daedalus » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:23 pm

Hi - I was getting pretty concerned about the discomfort I have been getting in my right leg, which was keeping me awake on a regular basis for months.
I visited a chiropractor at first, thinking I had a problem with my hip, but it wasn't that at all.
On seeing the x-rays of my lower back however, I was shocked to see the compression in the discs between the lower vertebrae.
I decided on the spot to get an inversion table on which I could hang upside down and reverse the effect of gravity on my spine.
The results have been very impressive. I spend 10 minutes in the inverted position per session - normally once a day and the difference in the sensitivity of the nerve in my leg is greatly reduced.
This along with an increase in flexibility.
No doubt we may not all share exactly the same condition, but I recommend trying this if you have a chance.
For me the relief was almost immediate.
I still get irritation issues with the nerves in my right leg after a long period sitting, but a few minutes on the inversion table before bed sorts it out.
I hope this helps someone to get some sleep!

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Re: Inversion table

Postby rthom » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:47 pm

Thanks for the idea--glad it's helping you!

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Re: Welcome New Members - January 2013

Postby badnights » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:43 pm

Deadelus, a lot of people see a correlation between spinal nerve compression and WED/RLS symptom severity, but nothing I know of has been published about it.

WED or no WED, the inversion table is a great way to stretch the spine. If you can't afford one, various stretching exercises can help. Someone posted one a while back: here it is: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7725&p=59166&hilit=exercises#p59166 The spinal decompression exercise he gives is pretty good. Read the instructions carefully. It's pretty simple, and very effective when done right.
Beth - Wishing you a restful sleep tonight
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