The Only Inversion Table on the Market that is
as a Class 1 Medical Device
Spinal degenerative joint disease
Spinal curvature due to tight muscles
Degenerative disc disease
Facet syndrome Muscle spasm
Teeter Decompression Devices are registered with FDA medical devices designed to provide traction to the spine while stretching the para-spinal muscles. To review the documentation, click here.
BENEFITS OF INVERSION THERAPY
Relax. In just a few minutes, the body decompresses, naturally using your body weight and gravity so soft tissue in the joints can hydrate and decompress.
Progressive decompression allows each joint to be decompressed by the same weight that compresses it while upright. This "perfect" stretch helps naturally relieve back pain, keeping the weight-bearing joints healthy and allowing the weight-bearing skeleton to align, which can result in better balance, posture, and symmetry.
Relieve back pain
Accelerates the cleansing of blood and lymph fluids
Relieve stress and fatigue
Increase oxygen flow to the brain
Reduce the effects of aging caused by the force of gravity
Train balance and orientation
Improve overall fitness
Enhance cartilage nutrition and join lubrication
Improves joint flexibility and range of motion
Improve shock absorption
Encourage proper posture and body symmetry
Build core strength
Relieve varicose veins
In addition to the rehabilitative benefits, many doctors, physical therapists, and sports trainers recognize inversion as an effective way to prevent compression fatigue joint injuries. In fact, even the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School intends to include inversion into their worldwide physical training doctrine.
What cause back pain & sciatica pain?
Gravity is the culprit of most kinds of back pain and sciatica pain; due to its compressive force the discs in the back lose moisture, like squeezing out a sponge the discs dehydrate and allow the vertebra to move closer to each other.
This increases the chance of pinching nerves, decreases flexibility, allows for misalignment and restricts the disc's ability to absorb nutrients.
You don't just feel this compression, it actually can be seen, in fact; the force of gravity is so powerful that it can result in two-inches of height loss by the time you reach seventy.
When you have back pain ...
you don't have a lot of options, and most options just cover up symptoms.
What can be done to fight back against the long terms affects of gravity? One option is inversion therapy. Using a Teeter at just the gentle angle of twenty degrees or as much as ninety for just a few minutes a day encourages the spine and weight bearing joints to decompress and rejuvenate.
How easy to use the Teeter? Just lock in, recline and relax! The greater the angle, the greater the stretch, but you never need to fully invert to experience relief. No pills, no sweat, no appointments – you’ll experience natural pain relief in the comfort of your own home.
WATCH: HOW TEETER DECOMPRESSION WORKS
Important Medical Studies Relating to How Inversion Could Benefit You
Inversion Therapy in Patients with Pure Single Level Discogenic Disease: a pilot randomized trial. Manjunath Prasad KS, Gregson BA, Hargreaves G, Byrnes T, Mendelow AD. Regional Neurosciences Centre, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
Patients who were told they needed sciatic operations were divided into two groups. One group regularly practiced inversion therapy along with regular physiotherapy, while the other practiced physiotherapy alone. Authors stated, "Inversion therapy decreased the need for an operation in sciatica due to single level disc protrusion to 23% as compared to 78% in the non-inversion group.
Inversion Therapy in Patients with Pure Single Level Discogenic Disease: a pilot randomized trial.
Published Medical Studies Show Promise in the Field of Inversion.
Researchers have noted:
Patients who were unable to work due to back pain could return to work after using inversion.
Inversion reduces the need for sciatica back surgery.
Inverted traction is more effective than mechanical traction machines found in doctor's offices.
Inversion increases spinal length.
Inversion reduces EMG activity (an indicator of muscle pain).
Inverted traction decompresses the lumbar area.
Rhythmic traction can lower blood pressure.
Inversion reduces disc pressure.
PATIENTS USING TEETER SHOW BACK PAIN RELIEF IN 30 DAYS.
No Inversion Therapy
With Teeter for 2 minutes
3x per week for 30 days
WHAT DOCTORS ARE SAYING
"I acquired a Teeter unit just recently and have to say that this is the best thing I have ever had for my back pains"
Dr. Tim Emery, DVM, Fletcher, NC
"People that get on a standard routine do far better than people who go for 3 weeks therapy and then re-injure again. A daily routine which is a very good way to get your back in shape so that as we stay vertical for our lives we don't start breaking down later on."
Dr. Tontz, Orthopedic Surgeon
Frequently Asked Questions (常見問題)
How long should I invert? / 該倒吊牽引多長時間?
Approximately 3-5 minutes of inversion is necessary to effectively decompress the weight bearing joints; however, this depends on the ability of your muscles to relax and release.
How often should I invert? 倒吊牽引的次數？
To achieve maximum results, we recommend routinely inverting with the Teeter several times a day.
To what degree should I invert? 需要倒吊到什麼程度？
Beginners should start at a mild angle (approximately 20-30 degrees beyond horizontal) for the first few weeks until you become comfortable with the operation of the equipment. You should be able to completely relax your body at this angle before you invert to greater angles.
20 - 30 degrees: At this angle, muscles and joints begin to experience mild stretching with improved circulation and lymph flow.
60 degrees (parallel with the rear legs of the table): According to the Nachemson medical study, which surgically implanted pressure sensors in the third lumbar disc and compared pressure at different body positions, a pull of 60% of the patient's body weight is necessary to decompress the lumbar. This roughly equates to 60 degrees on a Teeter. To experience the full benefits of inversion, take your time and work up to the 60 degree angle.
90 degrees (full inversion): Although advancing to 90 degrees is not required to get the decompressive benefits, our survey shows that nearly half of all users do fully invert, enjoying the added freedom for stretches and exercises offered at this angle.
Isn't all the blood going to go to my head? Are there any risks? 是不是所有的血液都會流進我的大腦？會有任何危險嗎？
The body accommodates for the changing blood pressure by dilating the vessels and capillaries and increasing the cerebral spinal fluid to support the vessels. Will you feel increased pressure and will your face turn red? Probably. The redness is a result of the increased blood flow and dilation of the capillaries, which actually brings more oxygen to the brain, eyes, skin and hair. That feeling of pressure (caused by a reversal of the hydrostatic column) actually occurs outside of the skull in the face and eyes. Inside the skull, there are compensating pressures, as discussed above.
The increased circulation and therefore nutrients to the brain can actually be good for you! One preliminary study showed that the brain runs 7% faster and 14% more accurate while inverted! Any discomfort caused by the superficial pressure changes usually lessens over time as you become accustomed to inverting.
Can inversion help children with scoliosis? Does age matter? 使用倒吊牽引療法能否幫助患有脊柱側彎的兒童？年齡是否是個問題？
Our medical advisor prefers to get patients involved with inversion as early as possible. Using inversion to help slow or reverse the effects of scoliosis is helpful at any age, but especially before the bones fully harden at ages 12-14. The size of the equipment may be an issue, so younger children will need an attendant.
There are many causes of scoliosis. Some causes may be problematic for inversion (bone infection, cancer, compression fracture). Most scoliosis in children is related to bone anomalies or calcification disorders, both of which do well with inversion. Of course, you should always consult with a licensed physician.
Inversion table suited for elderly? 年老者可否使用倒吊牽引機?
Yes, the tables provide the best back stretch also suited for older people, but we suggested consult your physician who can assist you in planning a program appropriate for your age and physical condition.
Are there health issues that would prevent me from inverting? Contraindications for inversions? 使用倒立機有否一些禁忌需注意?
Practically anyone can benefit from using a Teeter on a regular basis. Most normally healthy individuals are able to invert. Be sure to check with your doctor before starting any exercise program and refer to the contraindications list below.
When will I feel benefits? 多久才能夠感覺到倒吊牽引的好處?
Some may feel the benefits right away, some over a period of 2-3 weeks of routine use. The key is getting your body to relax and release, which may take some time until you become comfortable with inverting.
Will I get dizzy? 因會頭暈所以不能倒吊？
The sensation of blood rushing to your head will ease as you get used to inverting. You can prevent dizziness upon rotating upright if you pause just above horizontal to allow your body to re-adjust.
Do I have to invert to full 90 degrees to get the full benefits? 需要倒立到什麼程度？
No! Benefits start at a mild angle of 20 degrees. To fully decompress the spine, work up to 60 degrees (the angle of the rear legs). The Angle Tether allows the user to easily pre-set the angle of inversion so you never go farther than you want. It’s interesting to note, however, that over half of all Teeter customers do routinely fully invert (“lock-out” at 90 degrees) because they like the way it feels and enjoy the added freedom of movement for stretching and exercise.
What do I do upside down? 倒吊時我應該做些什麼?
Many people simply kick back and relax. Others incorporate movement and stretching to maximize the benefits. Some even exercise to strengthen the core and legs. The Instructional DVD and Healthy Back Routines will show you how!
How does it work? 這產品是什麼原理?
Inverting with a Teeter allows you to target back pain at the source naturally, using your body weight and gravity to elongate and relax tense muscles while decompressing your spine and weight-bearing joints.
Lose my belly by using inversion table? 可以減肚腩嗎?
Inversion table aid the body by releasing pressure on the spine. Doing exercises from the inverted position increases the resistance and provides additional stretching therapy.
My pain has gone, should I keep using my inversion table? 用倒吊牽引機有一段時間，我腰椎的問題已改善了，痛楚也消失了，現在該怎樣？
The best way to maintain a healthy back throughout your life is by getting into the routine of decompressing your spine on a Teeter Inversion Table. Just as you brush your teeth every day to maintain your dental health, you should attend to the health of your spine with a healthy routine. There is no miracle for back pain.
Can an inversion table be harmful to my eyes? 倒吊會否增加患上眼睛疾病的風險?
Since you'll go upside down when using an inversion table, the pressure will focus on your eyes and ears. However, increasing eyes pressure by using an inversion table correctly is not harmful to the eyes if you don't have any condition in these body parts, such as Glaucoma, Glaucoma or Retinal detachment.