Experience Inversion Therapy in Millersville or Crofton, MD
At Effective Integrative Healthcare we use inversion therapy at our offices in Crofton and Millersville to help you deal with pain and injury you may be experiencing. The process is exactly what it sounds like—you’ll be turned upside down as a way of decompressing your spine and body. This provides therapeutic benefits that will help reduce your pain and set the stage for healing. Typically, this type of treatment is used in with other methods to provide a well-rounded program for people who have experienced injury or are suffering from pain. We also sometimes referred to it as “spinal traction”.
Inversion therapy involves some specialty equipment that is used as a framework for the treatment. This consists of an inversion table or chair, and gravity boots. These items are used to make sure you are safe and comfortable during the procedure. Although the setup may vary slightly, the basic idea is that we use gravity to decompress any problem areas. This is a safe approach to relieve pain when done under the care of a doctor in our office. Although it may sound a little frightening, we’ll explain everything before we do it, so you will feel comfortable. Many people feel much better after their inversion session.
Benefits of inversion therapy
There are many benefits to including inversion therapy as part of your treatment. While we do not recommend it for everyone, it is something we do use frequently. Our chiropractic doctors have seen it work in a range of different cases. Some of the things you may be able to look forward to include:
- Improved spinal health
- Reduced chronic back pain
- Avoiding potential surgery
- Effective, short-term pain relief from back pain symptoms
- Decreased inflammation
Yet another reason we like using inversion therapy is the fact that it is a low cost option compared to many other forms of treatment. It’s also a non-invasive, non-surgical option, which is always a good alternative.
Easy-to-implement, inversion therapy has become one of our go-to resources for patients with many different issues, such as compressed or misaligned discs, and other kinds of back pain. We evaluate patients on a case-by-case basis to see if inversion therapy would work for them. If you are interested in learning more about this option, please contact our office to schedule an appointment and we’ll be glad to tell you more. We know you might have some questions for us! Here are a few frequently asked questions about inversion therapy:
Q: Does inversion therapy hurt?
A: When done properly and supervised by our doctors, there’s no reason this type of treatment should be painful.
Q: How many sessions will I need?
A: This answer is different for everyone. We will work with you to find the right number of sessions for your individual situation.
Q: What if I’m uncomfortable when you turn me upside down?
A: At our office we will work with you to make sure you don’t do too much, too quickly. If you’re uncomfortable with anything, we’ll take a step back and make sure you’re ready before moving forward with treatment.
How does inversion therapy work?
The inversion therapy process is pretty straightforward, but it is best done in a supervised location such as our office. You don’t need to remove any clothing for this treatment. One of our doctors will fit a harness around your pelvis area, and then you’ll lie face down or face up on a controlled table. Treatment is customized and specific to your needs. When you are inverted, it will take the pressure off of your spinal discs, and help relieve any nerve compression issues you may be having. It can also help stretch the muscles and ligaments, providing more relief, as well as space for the body to nourish any injured areas and support healing.
Inversion therapy may last 30-45 minutes per session and depending on your needs, you may need multiple treatments over a period of time. We often use this type of therapy hand-in-hand with other services we provide for back problems, such as chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, and physical therapy. This type of multi-pronged treatment helps work on the underlying causes of chronic pain as well as helping to relieve your suffering in the meantime.
We’ll be glad to discuss all the details when we talk with you at a consultation. Contact us today for more information.
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