Back Pain Relief
Are you looking for back pain relief? If so, you are part of the majority - actually 70% to 90% of the U.S. population alone has had or will have at least one instance of incapacitating back pain. Every day millions of people are searching for answers and solutions to help give them back pain relief. Different variations of back pain, back muscle pain, sciatica, etc. account for hundreds of billions of dollars in lost wages and productivity every year.
What is causing your back pain?
In order to get relief, you first need to know what is causing your back pain. Most people don’t realize that gravity is actually the most common cause of most forms of back pain - and the powerful force of gravity is compounded with normal daily activities such as walking, running, standing up, and sitting down. These normal activities, along with any “abnormal” or “stress inducing” activities, can cause compression and misalignment of the spine.
Due to this gravity or stress-induced “compression”, the discs in your back lose moisture or become dehydrated. The discs in your back are like small sponges full of moisture, and when they are full of moisture they are very good shock absorbers. However, over time this compression will always come into play and drive that moisture out of your discs, resulting in the pinching of nerves, decreased flexibility, and misalignment of the spine.
The force of gravity is so powerful that you can literally see the effects just by looking in the mirror or taking measurements. You typically lose about a half an inch of height every day by the time you go to bed due to compression and dehydration of your discs. For the most part, fluid is restored overnight and you return to your normal height by morning– but not completely. The alarming news is that this compression of the soft tissue can result in up to two inches of height loss by the time you reach seventy years old! Just consider the loss of mobility and flexibility due to this level of height loss, not to mention the impact to your organs and waistline.
How Can You Get Back Pain Relief?
Taking care of your back should be treated no differently than brushing or flossing your teeth. The health of your spine along with any back pain relief you are searching for depend on it. How can you fight back against gravity and compression? Thousands of people would agree that inversion therapy is one of the best options available to get immediate back pain relief and fight the negative affects of gravity. Using a Teeter inversion table at an angle of 60 degrees for just a few minutes will encourage the spine to realign and the weight bearing joints to decompress, rehydrate and rejuvenate.
There are more and more studies coming out that are showing promising alternatives to surgery, mechanical traction, and other invasive treatments. A preliminary study released by the Newcastle University in England showed that patients who used a Teeter were 70.5% less likely to require back surgery for Sciatica than patients who practiced more general forms of physical therapy. Another study by F. Sheffield treated 175 patients who were unable to work due to back pain. After only eight inversion therapy treatments 155 of those patients were able to go back to their jobs full time - that's 89% of the tested patients.
Using a Teeter is a gentle, passive way to target back pain, take care of your weight bearing joints, and provide that back pain relief you may be desperately seeking. This progressive form of traction allows each joint to be decompressed by the same weight that compresses it while standing up, or in an upright position. This "reverse loading" stimulates blood flow, fluid and nutrition into the soft tissue of the joints, increasing shock absorption and lubrication. Inverted decompression creates an ideal stretch that targets back pain by helping to rehydrate the discs, reduce nerve pressure, realign the spine, and relax tense muscles.
For more information on the different types of inversion products Teeter has developed for back pain relief, please take the time to browse through our site and find out more about the wonderful benefits of inversion therapy.
Trevor Yakima, WA
"I love my EP-960. There is no comparison to my 960 when I think of my last inversion table.
This is a massive upgrade in all facets."