Inversion Therapy for Herniated or Bulging Disc


If you’ve been diagnosed with a herniated or bulging disc, you definitely should look into inversion therapy.

Inversion therapy has long history of helping people eliminate back and sciatic pain caused by disc problems like herniated disk, bulging disc, degenerative disc disease and more. In fact, inversion has been used for nearly 2000 years and has millions of success stories.

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Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT

Jesse is the co-founder and visionary CEO of The Healthy Back Institute®, the world-leading source of natural back pain solutions. His mission as a former back pain sufferer is to help others live pain free without surgery and pharmaceuticals.

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15 thoughts on “Inversion Therapy for Herniated or Bulging Disc”

  1. Noreen says:

    I have 3 Herniated disc and sij pain real bad. Its the sij pain that burns all day in my legs,
    I have a Inversion table will stop the pain and BURNING in my legs? I use the table twice of day for 5or 10 mins a day. For about three weeks now I been useing it.

  2. nikki says:

    and did it realieve the pain?

  3. Brent says:

    Inversion is one of the most effective means for treating chronic back pain. I have an inversion table, and it has helped relieved pain from my two herniated disks and sciatic nerve pain as well.

  4. Ryan Suppes says:

    I bought the teeter off of television ad 2 weeks ago. I have a lower bulging disc. The first time I used it I didnt like the feeling or rush to my head. After sticking with it, I noticed that while I was inverted I could feel where my bulging disc was. It was an excruciating, yet relieving pain. If that makes sense. 2 weeks after buying it, I now go through a full day with very minute pain. I imagine at this rate I will take care of it soon. I love it now. I started fully inverting and can do about 10 setups like that. I have to add that I also bought a nice stationary bike. I ride it for 30 minutes while watching my shows, then 5 to 10 minutes on the Teeter. So the combination is probably good.
    Now, one thing I noticed is that after I am done using the teeter, I feel a natural High and energy. I also think my posture is improving. That is just my take on it.
    Also, my feet hurt when inverting from the way they lock in. It has gotten better over time. They have the zero gravity boots that are suppose to help, but I cant afford the extra 100.00.

  5. Jeston says:

    Hello, I want to know if one will actually be healed of the herinated disc problem or the inversion table only ease the pain?

    Also does it help with the end of the spine the part that you sit on?


  6. Admin says:

    Hi Jeston,

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    They will then be able to address your specific questions and discuss any more personal information, with more privacy than is available on a public blog.

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  7. Inversion Table says:

    I always find that 10-15 minutes a day of inversion table therapy does my back the world of good.

  8. university of medical school says:

    Thanks for posting! I really enjoyed the report. Ive already bookmark this article.

  9. Vicki says:

    I had disc pain for years and also saw a chiropractor. However, the disc pain always came back. Bulging discs don’t always cause pain, it depends on the nerves that are being pressed on. The inversion table was the best investment, and it cured me completely. Note: This will bother your sinuses until you get used to it. Also, it would be nice to have someone with you. Always wear shoes and keep your feet flat and tightly harnessed in. Tether the table so it will only go over 45%. If possible have the other person help you only go as far as you can feel the pull. You must relax or it won’t work. The more muscles you have will cause the process to go a little slower. When it starts to pull you will feel pain. Different from the pain you have. Many times it hurt to step off the machine and put pressure on my back again. If you have other problems or nerve pain, just make sure to take it very slow and use for a few seconds at first, then go flat and tip again. It will be hard at first. It started feeling better for me after a couple of weeks and after a month I had no more pain. I use it regularly or if I have a little lower pain from sitting. I have never used it for more than a couple of minutes at a time as it hurts my ankles. But the results have been fantastic.

  10. Tye says:

    Hi all – just after some feedback from anyone’s suffering buldged discs on L3/L5 – and sitting on the S1 nerve. It’s been over 8 weeks of excruciating pain and numbness to the left side of the leg. I’ve seen a number of orthopaedic surgeons and had epidurals and nothing has seemed to help. I’ve tried everything imaginable from – the boots, inversion table, Pilates, physio, chiro. You name it and I’ve tried it.

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

    Thanks Tye

  11. Admin says:

    Hi Tye,

    To help you with regard to your condition we would like to suggest you get yourself a copy of our back pain book -The 7 Day Back Pain Cure. It has information to help including pain relief methods for you to try. It also includes different treatment options that you can consider, information about the back and other useful aspects to help. You can learn more about the book and its contents via the link below

    Thank you
    Admin (The Healthy Back Institute)

  12. Simon Thompson says:

    I have had a series of back injuries over the last 25 years.
    In February 2017 I did something stupid, moving a go-kart. I put it down by bending my back and felt something pop. A mixture of mostly ineffective treatment (some temporary symptomatic relief) – 3 different physiotherapists, Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and electro-stimulation) and 2 treatments of chiropractic – where I resisted the 20/30 visit package. Two months later, after a 4×4 safari in Serengeti I finally decided the pain wasn’t going away and got an MRI which showed a herniated L3/L4 disc.
    Pfizer’s drug Lyrica is fabulous for the sciatic pain in my leg.
    I had a Teeter inversion “table” from years ago and have just begun using it seriously to treat this injury and will post my experience here over the coming months for the benefit of other sufferers.
    My goal is complete recovery with surgery.

  13. Steve says:

    Simon, What if I told you there is a missing piece to what you are doing and it not surgery…

    We have helped tens of thousands of suffers in your very same situation…

    We often times suggest our book The 7 Day Back Pain Cure

    but we also have 1000s of article on all types of situations

    Please start reading and I beg you to reconsider surgery until you know you have run out of options, and right now Im telling you, you still have options…

    Co-founder of the HBI

  14. Jay says:

    I have been feeling back pain for close to 2 years now. It slowly became worse to the point of debilitation. It has progressed to the point where I went to urgent care and they X-ray’d it – all good they said, so I went and got massages which helped with the pain for a few days, so I went across the street to an acupuncture (Asian) guy. That was a little scary, but it really did help! Actually I was AMAZED how good I felt and called the Asian fellow who barely spoke any English a witch doctor – he chuckled! I didn’t feel any pain immediately after the treatment and up to 10 days after! So I went back and pain relief lasted about 7 days, so I went back again, mind you- ($50 p/hr/visit) and the pain was back in about 5 days. I have since went and had a MRI done (only 20mins nowadays) – that was it – I discovered I had a bulging disc in L3/L4 pushing on S1, and I think S5, don’t remember. I researched my options regarding my newly discovered disease and found that inversion tables can help. I searched for one for a couple of days on-line, they can be pretty expensive, but found one for $95 shipped and it’s really not too bad- folds up too. I have been using it for 1 week now and it does help with mitigating the pain, but is it a treatment or a cure..!?!?! Time will tell… then I’m off to get laser spine surgery, and I don’t have insurance 😮

  15. Jay, with any form of Spinal Decompression there is a missing link, please read this article and email me back if you have any additional questions:



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