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Back Pain & Inversion Therapy

Back Pain And Inversion Therapy

Most people experience back pain that interferes with their work, daily routine or recreational activities as some point in their lives. According to a 2014 study by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes, Americans spend at least $50 billion annually treating lower back pain. Back pain is the biggest cause of job related disability and a major contributor to missed work. It is also the second most common neurological ailment in the USA, only headache is more common

Your vertebra are supported and moved by many different muscles. Muscles are used for three basic functions: support, movement and posture control. If muscles are tight or weak they create or worsen back pain. Joints are controlled by at least two sets of muscles: flexors which bend the joint and extensors which straighten it. In addition, most joints have rotator muscles that twist and rotate your bones. Good posture is only possible if the flexors, extensors and rotators are in proper balance.

Doctors agree that most back problems are caused by stress or by weak muscles. We need strong back, abdominal and hip muscles to resist gravity and to hold us up. Besides holding us up, they act to keep the spine and pelvis in alignment. As societies around the world become more mechanised and computerised, they have also exercised less. We lock ourselves behind desks and in front of computers. When we sit, our back muscles hold us erect, but our stomach and hip muscles are inactive. When they are not exercised, stomach and hip muscles become weaker, putting a painful strain on the back muscles. Sitting places higher loads inside the lumbar disc than standing (between 150 to 250% depending on posture).

Invertebral joints are supported by ligaments, which are tough and inelastic fibers that support the spine and hold it together by allowing only a limited range of movement in any one direction. Ligaments require regular movement and loading, otherwise they will eventually become still and weak. Using inversion therapy can provide an excellent controlled workout to the muscles and ligaments necessary for a healthy spine. There is an enormous body of evidence that a compressed disc, whether or not it is actually ruptured, can be aided by Inversion Therapy. Inversion increases the invertebral space and allows the disc to return to its shock absorber and spacer function.

A lot of back pain is due to gravity's chronic downward pull on our bodies, often causing compressed or pinched nerves leading to Sciatica. The sciatic nerves are the largest nerves in the body. They start in the lower spine, pass behind the hip joint and go down the buttock and back of the leg to the foot. Pain from this nerve, called Sciatica, may be felt from the hip to the big toe.

Inversion therapy can assist in reversing this compression. Sciatica is different from other back pain, although low back pain often comes with it. Usually sciatica only affects one side, with pain often radiating down the buttock or leg. It can range from a tingling, burning or pins and needles sensation to excruciating, shooting pain that makes standing up nearly impossible.

Also keep in mind that before surgery became so popular for back problems, traction was the therapy of choice. Gravity traction gives the user total control and the results we have seen to date are very impressive.

Now with the aid of the Gravotonics Yoga Swing & Exercise System you can begin reversing the flow of gravity easily without requiring any special strength, balancing skills or agility. The Gravotonics Yoga Swing & Exercise System can be used by anybody, regardless of their level of flexibility or age. Even children will enjoy hanging out and flowing through various inversion therapy positions. One of the most practical benefits on a health and therapeutic levels is that you can stretch and strengthen virtually every muscle in the body.

Healing Benefits:

The Swing can be used for gentle passive lumbar or sacral traction, which can provide astonishing pain relief to the lower back in minutes. You can also carry out lower back strengthening exercises to heal lower back pain/injuries and correct the fibers and tissues caused by re-injury. Well-being and the ability to perform any task may be increased by up to 100% after performing continued inversion therapy combined with flexing, moving and breathing as a form of flowing rehabilitation.

Core Yoga:

Core Yoga is working from the core. By strengthening the lower abdominal muscles the entire bodily structure becomes incredibly strong and unified. The Core System was developed to achieve a deeper state of body integrity.

When undertaking Inversion Therapy we would like you to practice bilateral symmetry when doing exercises. This act of smooth control while focusing on muscle balance will correct imbalances in predominant muscle groups, again enhancing alignment and gaining superior strength.

The Gravotonics Yoga Swing & Exercise System is portable, just find a low tree branch and you are ready to hang out in a peaceful setting. It is a complete exercise gym, yoga, stretching and osteopathic therapy alignment device.