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Eye Pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 12, 2007
  • 04:12 AM

I recently got an inversion table a couple of weeks ago for back pain and it seemed to really help alleviate a lot of the back pain but after a couple days using it I started getting intense shooting pains in my eyes. I have stopped using the inversion table for a couple of weeks now and a lot of my eye pain has gone but I still get really bad shooting pains in my eyes at night.

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  • Go see a good eye doc - an opthamologist. With certain eye conditions (don't remember the exact diagnosis) that you may not feel, you are not supposed to use inversion tables as they can make it worse. I am a chiropractor and when these tables are discussed it is always mentioned - or should be - about possibly making an eye condition worse.
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  • do you have high blood pressure?
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  • It depends what is wrong with your back. I believe that ankylosing spondylitis can cause shooting pains in your eyes and you should get an opinion on this. If you are just treating yourself, you shouldn't be.
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  • do you have high blood pressure ?
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  • I did see an opthamologist, she said it was flaking of the cornia, but in all honesty I believe she was wrong because she had never heard of an inversion table and also its the back of my eyes that hurt. As far as my back well I do have a bulging disc and general everyday soreness as I am a truck driver and do a lot of sitting all day. The two best things I found to help my back are inversion table/stretching and hot tub. As far as my eye pain though, I was thinking that when you are upside down all the blood rushes to your head, wouldn't that put extra pressure on your eyes and cause pain? I can't find any information on this. I really appreciate your help.
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  • I have stopped using the inversion table for a couple of weeks now and a lot of my eye pain has gone but I still get really bad shooting pains in my eyes at night.I just inverted for the first time for less than 1 minute. I've never had any problems with blood or eye pressure (or ANY vision issues), but I felt pressure in my eyes, particularly my left eye. I started googling "inversion and eye pressure" and saw this.Did your eye pain ever stop? I'm wondering if inversion actually CAUSES eye pressure issues? That's the last thing I need - back pain AND poor vision.
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