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Inversion therapy: a study of physiological effects

By Howard Vernon, James Meschino and Joseph Naiman

Abstract

Inversion traction therapy has received only modest scientific investigation. No study to date, has investigated a complete range of physiological parameters pertinent to inversion therapy. In this study, a set of physiological parameters including cardiovascular, biomechanical and radiographic were studied in a normal population using the Inverchair. Our results demonstrated a significant increase of forward trunk flexion, a general reduction of paraspinal EMG activity, a significant level of distraction of the L4-5 and L5-S1 disc spaces, as well as a lack of change in heart rate and blood pressure. These findings establish the physiological basis for the clinical effects of Inverchair Therapy and for its appropriate clinical utilization

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