The simple answer? Yes, they can be, but they don’t have to be if you do your homework first and then see you doctor about it. it is critical to do some homework before you go to the doctor since most doctors don’t actively use this type of therapy for any type of back pain.
How could they be dangerous? If you have high blood pressure it could cause problems because when you are inverted, blood flows to the lowest region of the body, which would be the head and chest areas. This could cause complications.
If you have not been physically active you could tear muscles and tendons.
If you have arthritis or Gout it could cause joint damage.
If you have glaucoma, it could cause blindness.
These are just a few of the ways that inversion therapy could cause additional damage to and we haven’t even touched on the back.
There are many benefits to inversion therapy, but you have to ask your doctor and there is no substitute for common sense. The Sunflower Press has loads of articles on inversion, the tables and chairs that should be used and a host of other information.