What is Inversion Table?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Inversion tables are designed to relieve pain associated with disc herniation, degenerative discs, posterior facet syndromes, by reducing the pressure on spinal discs and facet joints by allowing the pull of gravity to decompress the joints of the body.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain in spine 9 3
Pain 4 4
Improve flexibility/strength 3 1
Back pain 1 0
Degenerative disc disease 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
1
Mild
1
None
2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Inversion Table

Side effect Patients
Dizziness 1
Inability to stand up right after treatment 1
Joint discomfort in hips 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Inversion Table

Dosage Patients
10 min daily 1

Duration

Currently going to Inversion Table

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Inversion Table

Nov 15, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (joint discomfort in hips)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 min Daily
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Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: joint discomfort in hips

Nov 7, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (joint discomfort in hips)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 min Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: joint discomfort in hips

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