#1 Recommended Therapy to STOP Back Pain, Sciatica, Herniated Disc Pain…

One of the most effective yet overlooked natural treatments for back pain and sciatica is spinal decompression. Bulging and herniated discs pressing on nerves in the spinal column have been corrected without surgery time and again. Lower back strains have been eased. Sciatica has been eliminated. Even painful arthritic joints have found relief in minutes using some forms of spinal decompression.

What is Spinal Compression and Why Does it HURT?

Inside the spine are 23 discs which serve as shock absorbers between the vertebrae in our backbone. These discs have two basic parts: an inner gel-like center called the nucleus pulposus which serves as a cushion to support your body weight, and a tougher exterior ring called the annulus fibrosus whose main job is to keep the center intact.

These discs are more water than anything else. Throughout the day our bodies are pulled downward by gravity. This pressure squeezes fluid out of the disc and into surrounding soft tissue. As fluid leaves the disc the compression causes the disc to shrink in height by as much as 20%. 

By the end of a typical day an adult has lost as much as a half inch or more in height from the combined fluid loss across all discs since getting out of bed. Most of this fluid is reabsorbed while we sleep. But since there is only a partial recovery each night, the average person will lose anywhere from a half to two inches in height over the course of their lifetime.

It’s not the compression of the spinal disc itself that causes pain. Instead, as discs shrink, less distance is maintained between the vertebrae. With less cushioning the vertebrae are more likely to pinch nerve roots as they exit the spinal canal. Worse yet, muscle imbalances in our body can create unequal pressure on one side leading to a bulging or herniated disc.

Think of a balloon… If you blow up a balloon then squeeze one side of it, the air pushes out the other side of the balloon. This is similar to a bulging disc. Squeeze hard enough and the air will rupture the balloon. There’s your herniated disc. When the disc loses its integrity, material from the disc itself can pressure nerves in the spine leading to severe back pain and sciatica.

The PROBLEM with Decompression Surgery

Ask many doctors about spinal decompression and one of two types of invasive surgery immediately comes to mind…

One – called “microdisectomy” – removes spinal nerve pressure by cutting away the part of a herniated disc nucleus pressing against a nerve.

The other surgical procedure – called “laminectomy” – actually cuts away part of the bone itself to relieve pressure from pinched nerves.

I don’t recommend either surgery except as an absolute last resort. The track record of permanent pain relief from back surgery is horrendous. In fact, back surgery has a failure rate so dismal it’s the only category of surgery with its own clinical name for failure: Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. But that’s not the half of it. The real problem with surgery is it rarely addresses the underlying cause of virtually all non-trauma related cases of back pain.

I often compare the surgical approach to back pain with a car that’s out of alignment. Since the tires receive uneven pressure, they wear out faster on the side receiving more pressure. Left uncorrected you may eventually face a catastrophic blowout. Surgery is like replacing the worn tire (symptom) without fixing the alignment (cause). If you don’t correct the underlying cause the problem will return.

How to Decompress — WITHOUT SURGERY

Instead of cutting away parts of your body, non-surgical spinal decompression relieves pain and pressure by simply reversing the direction of compression along the spine to increase space between vertebrae. Even the slightest increase in space causes a mild suction effect which allows bulging and even herniated discs to return to their proper position.

Here are the two best tools I can recommend for safe spinal decompression right at home:

Option 1: The Seated Inversion Table

Inversion therapy is possibly the oldest spinal decompression treatment in use today. It’s earliest recorded use was well over 2,000 years ago when Hippocrates strung up a patient upside down on a ladder, using ropes and pulleys to hoist him up. Today’s inversion tables use the same concept with a whole lot more comfort and control.

They are also one of the few methods available which decompress not only the whole length of the spine, but the whole length of the body. Decompression starts at the ankle joints where you are held securely to the table. As you invert, the pull of gravity provides a mild traction all the way from your ankles to the top of your spine.

Good inversion tables allow the user to easily adjust the amount steepness of incline. This is important for getting used to the treatment since most adults haven’t hung upside down since elementary school. This is just one of many reason our top recommendation is the seated inversion table you can learn more about below… it makes inversion easy as can be!

Seated inversion table

Seated Inversion Table (click image for more info)

Does inversion therapy really work? You bet it does! Numerous back pain and sciatica sufferers have told me that they experienced their first pain relief in years after just minutes on an inversion table.

Scientific studies back up the anecdotal evidence with hard facts…

A study out of England shows patients who added inversion therapy to their physiotherapy routine for sciatica were over 70% less likely to require surgery. Another found 155 out of 175 patients unable to work due to back pain were able to return to work after just 8 sessions on an inversion table. And inversion therapy has been found to decrease electrical indicators of muscle pain by 35% within 10 seconds of inversion.

Other BENEFITS of Inversion Therapy

Inversion therapy is one of my favourite methods of spinal decompression because it provides numerous side benefits.

First of all, inversion provides a great feeling stretch to many muscles and ligaments increasing your flexibility. Joints like the hips, knees, and ankles are “unloaded” relieving their weight-bearing pressure. This often leads to decreased pain and easier movement of the joint.

Inversion also helps you maintain your height and posture. Since inversion helps your discs to reabsorb lost fluids more readily, height normally lost due to spinal disc fluid loss is minimized. Healthier discs also help prevent the hunched-back posture so common in older adults due to worn out spinal discs.

Other benefits from inversion therapy, that I won’t have space to share in detail within this article, include improved circulation, enhanced mental alertness, and faster workout recovery time.

Inversion Therapy is Considered VERY SAFE

However, some people should consult with their doctor before inverting. Those with high blood pressure, glaucoma, severe circulatory issues or spinal cord trauma are a few examples of individuals who should exercise caution with inversion therapy.

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Option 2: The Back Ease
(spinal decompression benefits WITHOUT having to hang upside down)

For those unable to use an inversion table or who are simply uncomfortable with the idea of hanging upside down, the Back Ease is a fantastic and affordable alternative for lower and middle back spinal decompression.

Back Ease, natural back pain treatment, natural sciatica treatment

Back Ease (click image for more info)

With the Back Ease, all you need to be able to do is stand up and lean forward a little to experience the benefits of decompression!

When using the BackEase you never have to invert. You simply walk into the unit and lean forward, with the waist belt high on your hips and your hands and arms comfortably supported by the adjustable shoulder pads.

So after you position your self, the waist belt restrains your lower body as you lean forward providing an immediate spinal decompression as your upper body pulls away from your lower body, with little or no pressure on your hips and knees.

Since you have the option of leaning forward more than gravity might normally pull, the leverage gained allows you to decompress more strongly than with an inversion table.

There is a limitation to the BackEase compared to an inversion table: the BackEase by design doesn’t decompress your neck and or upper back like inversion does.

But especially if you suffer lower back pain, I strongly urge you to learn more about the Back Ease and try it (risk-free) today!

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