With back pain affecting millions of adults each year, it has become increasingly important to seek out alternative forms of pain treatment. This is particularly true of those suffering from sciatica and chronic back pain because it inhibits their ability to lead a normal and active life.
Since a major source of back pain is a compressed or pinched nerve adjacent to the spine, they require a variety of treatments that are both surgical and non-surgical techniques. As such many spinal decompression treatments have been developed to widen the space between vertebrae to reduce pressure and pain on the spine. The key for you is to work with your physical therapist and physician to find the right decompression technique for you.
Two home spinal decompression devices have become very popular in recent years: Seated Inversion therapy tables and the Back Ease. Both provide back pain and sciatica sufferers a safe and convenient home treatment option. With price points well below $500 they also cost significantly less than traditional therapy. The choice really comes down to preference…
Inversion therapy has been around for over 2,000 years, ever since Hippocrates strapped his patients to a ladder with ropes and hoisted them in the air to help relieve back pain and other ailments. But inversion hasn’t only stood the test of time… it stands proudly in the light of scientific examination as a safe back pain therapy with astounding results. I already shared how inversion starts relieving muscle pain in the first 10 seconds. Seated Inversion Table also works in many of the “worst case scenarios” with severe nerve pain.
Because of the unique way in which the Back Ease – Spinal Decompression System lengthens and decompresses your spine… you’ll experience relief in 2 different ways. Short Term Relief – One of the biggest causes of back pain and sciatica is the combination of excess pressure on the discs (spinal compression), dehydration and mineral and other nutritional deficiencies. Over time our muscles get so tight that the pressure on the discs remains constant leading to an early deterioration of the discs and issues like bulging and herniated discs. Long Term Relief – That same negative vacuum in your spine allows nutrient-rich fluid to shoot back into your discs and around your spine like a slingshot. Gravity normally squeezes this fluid out of your discs throughout the course of the day…
Both devices can provide very effective back pain and sciatica relief. Optimum results will often be obtained by combining home spinal decompression therapy with other treatments such as muscle balance therapy which address the underlying causes of back pain.
Written By: Updated: September 23,2009