Meralgia and Inversion Tables: Can Inversion Tables Help?
Inversion tables are designed to decompress our joints so, since meralgia paresthetica is often caused by a compressed lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN), it may be worth trying inversion. But don’t rush out and buy a table yet. Read the rest of this post and watch all the videos before you spend hundreds of dollars. First, here’s a video about the potential benefits of inversion tables.
Want to try it? Learn how to use the inversion table correctly:
If you don’t know anyone with an inversion table you can try or borrow, I recommend this one, the Innova ITM 4800 for several reasons:
- It allows you to control your angle of inclination easily. Most inversion tables don’t, which means you’re either upright or upside down!
- It allows you to warm your lower back muscles before you invert. Warmth relaxes them and relaxation allows the joints to separate more easily.
- It allows you to massage your lower back. A feature you might enjoy.
- It’s sturdy.
- It’s the best combination of price, quality and features I’ve found.
Before you go, though, watch one more video about the downside of inversion tables – just to be sure you’re making an informed choice and know how to avoid stressing your muscles:
Finally, if you’re getting good results from inversion, consider combining it with medical marijuana. It’s a natural analgesic and also an anti-inflammatory. Read more about marijuana and meralgia in this post.