How to decompress spine without inversion table

Seattle Chiropractor Dr David Warwick Hanging Upside Down & Cracking Patient Bulging Disc Back Pain

Seattle Chiropractor Dr David Warwick Hanging Upside Down & Cracking Patient Bulging Disc Back Pain13 Oct. 2017
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Back pain treated by

Back pain treated by Warwick Chiropractic, chiropractor near Seattle. Call today 360-951-4504.

Bulging back pain patient had tried lots of different treatments including medical and opiod to help him with his back pain. Nothing worked.

He came to Dr Warwick's office and this is his third or fourth visit and is doing much better. His bulging disc is reducing and this is thanks to a series of treatments including the inversion table (seen here), spinal adjustments, some stim and cold laser therapy.

Dr Warwick goes through this treatment using the inversion table which uses gravity to help receive the pressure on his discs and allows for them to decompress.

Inversion tables are available for home use too, but it's always best to get Dr Warwick's advice for the best use.

With personal care and a gifted touch Your Lacey Olympia WA Chiropractor Dr. David Warwick at Warwick Chiropractic gets to the cause of your problem and pain. Dr. David Warwick DC provides his patients a unique, personalized, safe and effective Full Body Chiropractic Adjustments, Extremity Adjusting, Manual Traction, Spinal Distraction/Traction, Manual Therapy, Joint Mobilization, Therapeutic Activity Education & Cold Laser Therapy.

So consider this...If you are experiencing pain in your back, neck or even headaches or possibly arm or leg pain it may be time to get some help. Sometimes it can be as simple as ONE Visit but of course when working with a client for at least half a dozen sessions to make the most changes to their gait, posture, biomechanics and pain levels results vary patient to patient.

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3 Inversion Table Alternatives to Decompress the Spine

3 Inversion Table Alternatives to Decompress the Spine15 May. 2019
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If you're on the fence on

If you're on the fence on whether you should buy an inversion table try these alternatives out. I'm not a fan of the Inversion Table as you can see in this video here: https://youtu.be/LLIbHfKUA2w

►► [FREE DOWNLOAD] How To Build Strength And Endurance Despite Low Back Pain Even If You've Tried Everything And Nothing Has Worked https://fitness4backpain.com/backpainworkshop

In today's video, I give you 3 simple ways you can decompress the spine almost anywhere you have a park bench or a branch to grab onto.

Not everyone needs to decompress their spine so make sure you know if this is an actual issue for you. After rupturing my L5-S1 I was given Traction which is a decompression technique you see in physical therapy clinics, which kicked off my terrible addiction of feeling like I needed to have my spine separated to feel better. I don't want this to happen to you so proceed with caution!

Comments (21)
Edward meza

Just found your channel! Tried the last one and it felt great. How long would you do it for ? I found that my inversion table was giving me shin splints so I’m looking for alternatives. Have you tried head down at the edge of your bed yet?


i need decompresing brain

Hexagon Lexicon

The stupid inversion table?

Reno Raines

problem is that dont decompress the neck,which is where my pain is

Gary Wirsching

A very sensible approach. Thanks for this very valuable information!

Kyaw Zeya

Thanks for the third technique. Simple and good.

Manuel Driggs

Wow, I was skeptical at first but what you had to say made me think. Your approach is great in that it allows you to get relief quickly, inexpensively, and it's also very effective if done sensibly as you explained. GREAT PRESENTATION!!!

alex dornelli

the last one works great and its the easiest one to do


Your videos make people worse dude !

Chelsie Bainter

Any ideas for cervical decompression?

Whimsical Professor

My problem is my shoulders are blown out so it's super hard to do these type of excersise for my lower back. I really dislike using an inversion table, but right now it's my only option outside of back surgery??‍♀️

Sean McCormick

Wow! I actually use these same techniques! I'm a certified personal trainer and also have lower back issues. Any time I have stiffness or pain anywhere in my back I do these three things sometimes combined with a couple other things and recovery is swift. Good video!


this is as good of an alternative as is a nerf gun for a water gun fight

Fitness 4 Back Pain

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Is decompressing good? Reading up on McGill and says it could lead to instability


Good way to strain your rotator cuffs tho brah... Inversion table at 35-45 degrees is best


Awesome brotha!

Don Con

None of that helps if you have problems with C4, 5, and 6.


I've used the last technique before, it works. Would hold it for 2 mins, sets of 3.

Jason and Inna Cogswell

Great advise. Thank you! Do you have any suggestions how to relieve pain from/get rid off trigger points? Thanks!


Do you have any more exercises that don't involve putting weight on the shoulders?? Thanks again!

Using an Inversion Table for Back Pain Relief

Using an Inversion Table for Back Pain Relief19 Oct. 2020
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Inversion tables can be a

Inversion tables can be a great way to help get traction in the back / spine. This traction can help stretch and open up the spaces in the spine relieving back pain and pressure. Buy a Teeter Inversion Table here: https://shrsl.com/2j95u (affiliate link)

While inversion tables or traction devices are generally safe, there are some important precautions. People with hypertension, circulation disorders, glaucoma, or retinal detachments should not use inversion table therapy due to the pressure to the head and eyes from hanging upside down. There are some other precautions as well, so make sure to check with your doctor or physical therapist before trying one.

The inversion table I’m using in the video is the Teeter FitSpine LX9. It’s a sturdy inversion table that has a lot of nice features and feels smooth while inverting.

When using an inversion table, shorter, more frequent sessions often work better and help the body adapt to the traction. Also, starting at a modest angle (20-30 degrees) for the first few weeks and increasing over time (only as you are comfortable) is the best way to start.

Begin with short 1-2 minute sessions to allow the body to adapt to inversion. Over time, as you feel comfortable, gradually work up to a duration that allows the muscles to fully relax and release so the back can decompress. This should typically take about 3-5 minutes.

Inversion therapy may help with common conditions like general back pain, herniated discs, sciatica, degeneration, muscle spasms, and other things that can cause back pain and discomfort. Check with your doctor or physical therapist to see if inversion therapy is right for your individual situation.

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Comments (40)

I'm not even sure how I found this channel, but I'm really glad I did. I have found your videos to be incredibly beneficial for studying for some of my excercise science classes. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

Hageneter draws

Hey I've been doing the stretches for artist I'm going to draw you a free portrait


Try and hit 1k

Bill D

Be careful if you have had knee surgery it pulls on your knee I don’t go all the way back

roger funk

I heard about this machine. Going upside down but not too long


Hello doctor ?‍⚕️. Can you please make a video about elbow pain relief.
Thanks a lots

Edna Trost

I could not go Without this, Every morning and just before going to bed!


Decompression has been a game changer to manage my disk issues. I use a different wall mount method but I encourage everyone with disk issues to use decompression daily for life. My dad has a Teeter and he says it is quality and it helps his back and hip pain.

Ann H

Hi Dr. Jo, is there a less expensive inversion table you can recommend ?



Sofia Sousa Pires

Miss the dogs!

Kevin Fok

Best investment I ever made, even though I hurt myself 5 years back by not scrapping in right.......

Debra Duffy

Dr.Jo, I hope you can answer this. When I invert(whether I use a tether or full inversion)once I start raising my arms over my head(if I have it calibrated correctly for my height)will it level out at mid range. In other words, is there a point where the table will be horizontal until I resume lifting my arms overhead for full or partial inversion?


Can I use an inversion table if I have osteoporosis of the spine and hips?

Griffin's Mom

Our Teeter is awesome ! Helped with my knee and can feel all "stretched out " afterwards ! Thanks for sharing this product ! Oh....and we LOVE all your other helpful videos and tips !! ??

beautiful flower

Can it works for DDD?

crack jadoo

Nice video as always gorgeous doctor.

끌려오세희 Sehee

Hello that's good??

s subramanian

Dr Jo I always wanted to get one for myself. Thanks for this video.
I have stiff neck on my left side and cervical spondylitis. Will inversion table help with my stiff neck?

Sara Stevens

I suffer from back pain and I get pins and needles in my left thigh think it's trapped nerve

Jacqueline Molloy

Would they help with scolliosis

Bk Sahil

Hi mam big fan from Nepal ?


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roger funk

You look taller than the machine ?

roger funk

Bear doin good?

roger funk

How are your dogs

Sudha B

Nice mam .... U r looking great ?

roger funk

Appreciate the help ?.. was wondering u didn't go upside down..

hardbody training!!

I just subbed.. I love what you're doing.. you have lower back and knees video. Anything for tennis elbow?

zoran popovic

???? fantastic

M Bhattacharjee

Seesaw ??

Ibtesam Murshed

I have problem with muscle what I have to be do

Tua Tua

I bought one of these back in 2002, I had a back problem and spent loads of £'s with "professionals" jumped on the inverter and boom haven't had to use it since (2020) but have lent it out to many people, great product, think about it, it aligns your spine and opens up the joints allowing fluid to flow back in and relieve your back from every day compression.

Mr. Awesome

is there a vid on pulled hamstring

Lekhni Shekhawat

I m seeing it for the first time thank you doc

Augustus Beaux

i had a pinched nerve earlier this year. i had shooting pain down my right arm and have lost most of my strength in my right arm (triceps and forearm). not sure which video will help best to strengthen that? please help


That t-shirt is amazing :)

meher islam

I just love your t-shirt

H Ritchie

The first place I visit is Dr Jo, with an issues guaranteed to fix it, tennis elbow and golfers elbow so simple exercise and it works.??

J.R. Jones

Been using one off and on for a couple years. Lately been using it 3 times a day for 3 minutes each time. I started out slow like Dr. Jo recommended. The trick is to make sure you have it adjusted to your height so that you can control the movement with you arms. If you are not able to easily control the movement with your arms, it is probably not adjusted properly to your height.