Back pain, or, to be more precise, lower back pain is one of the most common conditions among people nowadays. Its causes can vary, however, the most common cause for it is pulled muscles or strained ones. However, sometimes slipped disc, ankylosing spondylitis and sciatica can also be causes for persistent back pain. This pain can last for a few weeks and sometimes even longer, which is why people are constantly trying to find ways to speed up the recovery process.
Usually, taking over-the-counter painkillers, like ibuprofen and paracetamol, can reduce the pain, but this is not enough on its own because painkillers only mask the pain for a certain period of time. Ideally, you should stay active and do some exercises for back pain as well as use heat to relieve muscle and joint stiffness and to reduce any swelling. Since exercising and heat are the perfect therapies for these health conditions, you should certainly consider the idea of investing in an inversion table and hot spa tub.
An inverter table is a cushioned table designed to aid back pain, lower back pain, hip pain, arthritic pain, etc. This table allows you to strap yourself in and partially flip your body upside down to reduce back and spinal pain. An easy-to-use and convenient inverter table can provide benefits to other parts of your body as well, like the heart and lungs. It can also improve blood circulation, lymph drainage, mobility and flexibility.
When used to reduce pain in the back, this table helps in relieving the pressure of gravity that is put on the spine. That being said, an inversion back pain table can decompress the spine and increase the space between the vertebrae which will result in reducing the pressure on the spinal nerves. This inverted table is so helpful that in some people it may prevent the need for surgery. Practice shows that after several uses, one can feel the results and return to work full-time. But aside from relieving back pain, it’s said that this table can also help people with scoliosis, lumbar osteoarthritis, herniated or slipped discs, coccygodynia and spondylolisthesis.
When in the search for such a table, look for one that has all the needed safety features so you can be sure when using it. You should also take into account its maximum weight since not all tables are made the same. The chosen one should be robust and durable enough to withstand people with different weights. And lastly, you certainly shouldn’t forget about considering the padding and its other features since they’ll be responsible for your comfort while laying on it upside down.
While using an inverted table on its own may help those with lower back pain caused by strain for instance, usually, it’s recommended to be used in combination with some other treatments like corrective exercises, massage and heat therapy. Regarding its use, keep in mind that you shouldn’t use it for more than a few minutes at a time. In fact, it’s allowed for you to use it no more than 10 minutes a day, however, you should listen to your body and stop if you feel any pain.
Whether you want an indoor or outdoor hot spa tub, the benefits of owning one are the same. The first and most important thing you should know is that hot tubs are ideal for relieving back pain since the soothing warm water promotes optimal blood circulation which plays a huge role in healing the pain. Medicine shows that soaking in a hot spa eases pain and inflammation because the warm water dilates blood vessels which on the other hand increases circulation and enables cells to reach the injury locator and provide relief.
What’s more, the hydrotherapy obtained by hot tubs is great for relieving any pain signals which are sent from the back to your brain, contributing to a feeling of relaxation. Although any tub can aid a sore back because of the hot water, it’s said that the therapeutic one can aid you, particularly with back pain. In other words, you’ll need a tub with the right kind of jets, usually high-pressured ones to target a specific spot.
Usually, the pressure of these jets can be adjusted, so you can change between high, medium and low pressure which you can use when in need of a relaxing massage. Another thing you should have in mind when choosing one is to choose the right size. Just like with any other type of tub, these ones also range in size, shape and features, so it’s of vital importance to choose the right one in order to reap its benefits.
Well, just like the upside-down back stretcher, using a hot spa tub can provide you with many other benefits. For instance, the warm water provided by the tub’s jets can relieve any muscle stiffness, inflammation and soreness. This tub can relieve the added pressure on joints as well which makes it the perfect substitute for the expensive anti-inflammatory drugs and pain killers which when overused, can have negative effects on your health. Feeling any pain and stiffness in the body can lead to reduces mobility, however, the use of a spa tub will provide relief which, on the other hand, will improve your mobility.