Inversion therapy can be beneficial for people with a bulging disc. When you invert, gravity pulls the vertebrae apart, which decreases pressure on the discs between them. This space between the vertebrae can create a suction effect on the disc, which may help guide the bulging disc back into place.
In addition, inversion therapy increases circulation and waste elimination to injured discs, providing relief. According to many medical professionals, several intermittent traction sessions are the best way to help the body heal a bulging disc.
The time it takes for recovery can vary, but it is recommended to hang for short periods of time at an angle that is comfortable for you, three or more times a day. However, it is important not to overdo it, as there is no need to push through pain during this therapy.