Question: If you have a disc
in your back that is herniated, is inversion therapy ok? Also, I need
to know if spine decompression is recommended or if they are the same.
Answer: Dear Theresa,
When suffering from a herniated
disc it is ok to follow inversion therapy. It is recommended that
this therapy is at first performed under the guidance of a licensed
physical therapist so it is done properly.
Spinal decompression is a surgical
procedure where a small portion of the disc material is removed to
give the nerve root more space. This type of surgery is minimally
invasive and has a faster healing time than other types of surgery.