Does inversion therapy help cure severe lower back pain?
Compression (pinching) of my sciatic nerve. There is severe lower back pain and significant difficulty
Sitting, standing, or walking. My already high BP has been elevated in response.
Question: Is an inversion therapy board the only way to help the inflammation reduce by making the
Vertebrae withdraw from the sciatic nerve pressure? If so, how many hours per day must I use it?
Question #2: Is the healing timetable weeks, months, or years?
Thank you, Mrs. XXXXXXX King
I read your question carefully and I understand your concern.
Inversion therapy is not the only therapy and it is not a first line therapy either. Actually if you have heart issues there may be some safety concerns about it.
Physical therapy is the only approved method which has a long lasting benefits. It aims to strengthen spine muscles in order to relieve the load on the vertebrae.
If not enough injections are commonly used, injecting steroid anti-inflammatories and analgesics, locally at the site of the inflammation.
If those do not work then surgery may be considered as a last resort.
As for the timetable, that varies, most people (about 80%) improve spontaneously inside 4-6 weeks, but there can be pain recurrences (which is also why physical therapy is important, to prevent those).
I remain at your disposal for other questions.
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