HOW TO RELEASE PAIN ON YOUR BACK WITH THE BEST INVERSION TABLES…

Are you struggling with back pain? And still haven’t found a way to resolve this problem? Because, nothing seems to quite do the trick, does it? Let me be frank with you, you’re probably doing it all wrong.

There are various techniques to relieve your back pain and if you do things the right way, you will feel the difference. However, there is one particular method that has grabbed my attention. Care to guess? Let me give you a hint – it involves a table. Yes, that’s right; I’m talking about inversion therapy. Find out more here.

WHAT IS INVERSION THERAPY?

It’s when you hang upside down. No, seriously, it is. However, you might need some more info than that. Inversion therapy uses your bodyweight and gravity to help you find the position in which you can stretch and relieve some pressure off your spine. It is known to successfully relieve back pain and leave you feeling fresh afterwards.

Essentially, inversion is a type of spinal traction. It is practiced by supporting yourself with your feet, ankles, or legs, while hanging at an inverted angle. You can stay in this position for a few minutes and it is recommended not to go above 15 minutes at a time.

This practice is common with physiotherapists and chiropractors. However, since the procedure is not that complex, there is now a way to do this alone right there in your home. Of course, you have to make sure to do it properly. But, as I have already said, it is really not that complicated. That is, if you own an inversion table.

Learn more about inversion tables here: https://posturebly.com/top-7-benefits-of-inversion-tables-on-your-body-and-mind

In simple words, an inversion table is the product that allows you to feel the benefits of the above mentioned therapy in your own home. Or outside, or wherever you like to hang these days… Jokes aside, this is the item that can significantly help you with your back pain issues. Obviously you have to have the approval of your medical team first.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST INVERSION TABLE

Since the market has spotted this product’s value and usefulness, it is now brimming with all kinds of inversion tables. This means that picking the right one can get a little tricky. However, getting a wrong one might have some undesired consequences. So, let me help you make the right choice. Here’s what you should look for.

QUALITY CONSTRUCTION AND DURABILITY…

Imagine having your head down and your feet up, suspended to a device that you feel might break any minute? Oh boy, would I be in panic. My heart would jump out of my chest. As if it’s not enough that I am feeling kind of vulnerable in this position, now I also have to worry about whether the thing that’s supporting me will hold my weight. No, thank you, I’d rather not.

In order to avoid accidents and injuries, the most important thing to do is find a stable inversion table. It is best if it has a steel frame. In addition to that, you should read more about what makes this product strong and durable. But, this is the most important feature in that regard. With a frame like this, you can be sure that the product will hold you, while also being able to enjoy it for a long time, since steel is a highly durable material.

COMFORT…

The next on my list is, naturally, the comfort of the table. After all, a product the purpose of which is to relieve your back pain shouldn’t cause you some more aches, am I correct? This is where seating pads come into play. And, if they are made of soft memory foam, they are sure to provide your whole body maximum comfort while you are assuming, say, the position of a bat.

VALUE…

Sure, you could just go and buy the first inversion table that you see. And you might even get yourself a really cheap deal. But, is cheap always the best option? You will notice that the sub-headline above doesn’t say “price”, but “value”. That should be your principal aim.

I understand that you must limit your options to the size of your wallet, but getting great value for your money does not mean spending a fortune. What you should keep in mind while on your pursuit is the quality of materials, inversion therapy dynamics, as well as the price. It’s no secret that the better ones might be more expensive, but this is your spine we are talking about. That’s not something worth compromising, in any sense of the word.

WARRANTIES…

While we are on the topic of spending money and worrying that you will fail to get what you searched for in the product, you should always check the offered warranties. You don’t want to end up with a table that breaks down after a couple of uses and be completely helpless and unable to do anything about it. Keep in mind that this is a device you will be using regularly, probably every day, which is why it’s important to ensure that everything works properly and that you will receive good customer care in case it doesn’t.

In addition to all that I have already mentioned, when you are hunting for an inversion table you might learn that some models offer specific additional features. Check if you need any of those. And once you have found the exact type you need, you can enjoy the therapeutic effect on your upper and lower back.

SLEEP SUNDAY, LET’S TALK ABOUT SLEEP AND NAPPING…

On Sleep Sunday this week I thought it might be interesting to find out about power naps. I personally cannot function as well without mine. My new pain team seem to think I shouldn’t need it if I paced myself correctly whereas my new GP agrees they can work wonders.

How long do you nap for and does it help you?

REVIEW ON THE BEST HEAT PAD FOR NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN…

I have written before on heat pads for pain as I prefer heat to cold especially for the neck and shoulder.

My sister came to stay with me recently and unfortunately woke up one morning with really bad Neuralgia. She could hardly move her neck and she was sure the pain was coming from a nasty shoulder injury she has.

I immediately popped my neck and shoulder cushion from Pain Relief Cushions in the microwave and kept repeating the heat throughout the day. It wasn’t long before she could feel the benefit from the heat and the neck pain started to ease.

Like myself, I am sure other Fibromyalgia sufferers suffer from intermittent bouts of neck pain ( fibrocitis back in the day) which suddenly arrives for no reason whatsoever.

You can have the cushions filled with or without lavender and they have a five star rating on the Pain Relief Cushions website. The Soothing Shoulder Wheat Cushion is ideally suited to ease pain in the neck, shoulders and higher back areas. Perfectly weighted so that it stays in place, allowing the user to fully relax, whilst absorbing the scent of Lavender. This wheat bag measures Approx. 12.5″ x 8.5″.

They cost £21.99 but they have an offer on at the moment of 10% off the long cushion only via their e-store Current price £18.90 plus UK P&P £3.99 for one cushion 2 £5.99 p&p. This offer will be available until the end of March.

 

LET YOUR PET HELP PEOPLE IN PAIN…

As I’m sure most of us pet owners know, a pet can be a great comfort to you at the best of times. The picture below is of my lovely toy poodle who lived until the ripe old age of 15 but we lost her a few years ago. I still miss her today.

Various studies have now shown some remarkable health benefits of owning an animal. It’s what they call the ‘wonderful, wide-ranging biochemical and physiological effects pets can have on those suffering from chronic pain and fibromyalgia’.

Smaller dogs in particular have been of benefit to fibro sufferers who cannot get our much. Through their unconditional love, dogs can encourage you to be a little more active, feel more secure, and help your mood.

Pet therapy is used in some hospitals and care homes; just the simple act of petting a dog can have a calming effect on people and have a knock on effect with lowering stress levels and anxiety.

Pets as Therapy is a national therapy founded in 1983, which provides therapeutic visits to hospitals, hospices, care homes and special needs schools.

If you have a dog who is good with people then they can become part of a PAT Team, they must have been with their owner for at least 6 months, be over 9 months of age and be able to pass the temperament assessment. All pets must be fully vaccinated. 

Unfortunately, they cannot support you if you wish to have your dog at the workplace with you as they do not have the assessment process or the insurance to cover this. If you would like to become a volunteer with your dog and would be able to visit within their guidelines then check out the Pet As Therapy website.

There’s a lovely article on The Power of Pets on a site called Holisitic On Line  which is well worth reading.