I have been suffering with back-pain for quite some time and it finally became unbearable at points so I decided to get an X-ray and then an MRI of my lower back. The x-rays showed that I have arthritis and 4 bulging/herniated discs in my lower back. My first thought as many friends and family have confirmed, surgery is the absolute the last measure and should only be done if absolutely necessary. There are many concerns when it comes to surgery and surgery does not guarantee you will feel better. That being said, I am working to do a bunch of little things to help my back out, one of which is inversion therapy. Inversion therapy takes gravitational pressure off the nerve roots and disks in your spine and increases the space between vertebrae. Inversion therapy is one example of the many ways in which stretching the spine (spinal traction) has been used in an attempt to relieve back pain. So now to decide on a inversion table.
I have seen infomercials for the Teeter brand inversion table so I decided to do more research and found many people providing lots of positive feedback about the company. (WARNING: consult your doctor before attempting any form of inversion.) I received my Teeter almost 1 and a half months ago.
Assembly was very easy and quick; the table is mostly pre-assembled. The same night that I received it, I read through the materials and watched the brief DVD explaining calibrating the table based on height and weight. I have been using it a few times a week and will say, I notice a difference when I do not use it for a few days.
Teeter recommends first time users start at 20-degree inversion to get the user and body use to inversion. The first day I did a single session that day for 5 minutes. I now try and do 2-3 sessions of 5-10 minutes each session. I hadn’t felt this good in months. This device is for real, I plan to keep using it and hope to work up to using the table daily. As I mentioned before, if you have back pain, ask your Doctor if he thinks inversion is right for you. Teeter advises each person to check with their doctor before deciding to try inversion. There are some conditions where inversion would not be recommended.
EP-970 Premium Features:
- Extended ankle lock handle for easy securing. Traction Handles and extra-long Stretch Max Handles for added stretching options and assistance. EZ-Angle tether with preset markings at 20, 40, and 60 degrees. Acupressure Nodes provide trigger-point release while Lumbar Bridge supports and focuses traction on the lower back.
- UNMATCHED COMFORT & SUPPORT: Patented wrap-around ankle cups for ergonomic fit. Contoured Bed flexes for comfort and optimizes stretch for maximum relief.
- PRECISION ROTATION FOR TOTAL CONTROL: It’s easy to do – simple arm movements shift your body weight so you can effortlessly invert and return to the upright position.
- TRUST TEETER: UL 3rd-Party Safety Certification; Heavy-gauge steel parts with patented security features; 5-Year Full Warranty; Easy 5-Step Assembly; 35-Year Legacy; 300 lb, 4ft 8in- 6ft 6in user capacity.
- FDA REGISTERED 510(K) DEVICE: Teeter is the ONLY inversion table that is an FDA Registered 510(k) Medical Device. The Teeter is indicated for: back pain, muscle tension, degenerative disc disease, spinal degenerative joint disease, spinal stenosis, herniated disc, spinal curvature due to tight muscles, sciatica, muscle spasm, and facet syndrome.
I know I have only been using the Teeter for a reasonably short period of time but for me this device has helped me out. Keep in mind I can not guarantee the results will be the same for everyone as each person’s situation is different. Also remember to consult your doctor before using an inversion table.
For more in the Teeter Inversion tables check out www.teeter.com.
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Disclaimer: I received the Teeter EP-970 in exchange for my honest review. The opinions expressed in my review on my own. No other compensation was given.