You Asked: Can Hanging Upside Down Relieve Back Pain?

If you’ve ever seen a TV commercial for inversion tables—those tilting contraptions that allow you to hang upside down by your ankles—and you suffer from back pain, you’ve probably been tempted to buy one. The ads claim that by dangling upside-down, bat-like, you’ll create separation between the vertebrae of your spine and neck. That separation supposedly reduces pressure on the nerves running between and around these vertebrae. You’ll relax tense muscles, and increase the flow of “nutrients” to the disks of your spine—all of which should help relieve back pain and promote better physical health. Beyond these apparatuses, yoga is also a big proponent of inversion. Assuming postures that elevate your legs above your head and lower body are said to be restorative—to help stretch the back and spine, and to increase blood flow to the brain. These are all intuitive and appealing pitches. It’s easy to imagine gravity resting on your head and shoulders, squishing you down until your poor compressed bones and joints are nearly suffocated. By inverting yourself, it makes sense that you’d reverse this pressure and allow blood to flow more freely. Unfortunately, experts who’ve gone looking for evidence that inversion can do all this have mostly come up empty handed. Maurits van Tulder, a professor of health sciences at VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands, has studied the effectiveness of traction trea...
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