Teeter EP-560 – Are you dealing with back problems? Are you feeling back pain from a bulging or herniated disc? Maybe muscle spasms, sciatica or degenerative disc disease? Having back pain that is chronic or occasional is no fun, to put it mildly.
It may be physical pain but it affects you mentally as well. I can attest to this because I have been dealing with chronic back pain for over 20 years. In those years I have tried many therapies and one of them was Inversion Therapy.
If you are considering inversion therapy using an inversion table like the Teeter EP-560? You should understand a little bit about what inversion therapy is and how you can benefit from it. Using an inversion table is just one way of doing inversion therapy. There are specific yoga inversion postures and poses that are used to relieve the pressure on your spine. Such as shoulder stands or headstands, the plow, or dolphin poses.
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Inverting the body is a natural form of therapy that has been used for centuries for pain-relief, build strength, and stretching. Inversion therapy stems back to 3000 BC.
Hippocrates is coined as the father of medicine. He was the first to use inversion therapy in 400 BC. The inversion table had not been invented yet so they made use of ladders and ropes. Hippocrates would have his patients hang upside down on ladders with the help from ropes.
What is Inversion Therapy?
Inversion therapy is a technique for spine health and is performed tipping your body downward, head first. In this inverted position, gravity is used with your own body weight to stretch and elongate your spine. Now you have begun inversion therapy. This type of therapy is a gradual process and you should always start off slow. Inverted only one to two minutes. You need to see how your body will handle it as it is not for everyone.
When you are in an inverted position you will feel your spine decompress. This will open up the vertebrae taking the pressure off your spine and discs.
When using an inversion table like the Teeter EP-560 for performing Inversion therapy, you will be able to secure yourself, and then adjust the angle of the table. Inversion therapy is commonly used by chiropractors and physical therapists. However, you can easily perform inversion therapy right in the comfort of your home. You do not have to worry about making an appointment or paying for the therapy at every visit.
What Conditions Can Inversion Therapy Help With?
The purpose of inversion therapy is to reverse the effects that gravity has on your body. Gravity pulls everything in your body downward. As a result, they get compressed against your spine. Over time, this compression can cause chronic back pain along with other related symptoms.
Due to the fact that inversion therapy alleviates pressure on the spine and increasing the space between vertebrae. It is looked at as a holistic approach for pain relief. Never the less, the Teeter EP-560 the best table to get the job done.
Common conditions for using inversion therapy:
- Chronic low back pain.
- Sciatica pain
- Muscle spasms and tension.
- Degenerative disc disease
- Non-specific back pain (can not locate the definitive source)
Benefits of Inversion Tables
The Teeter EP-560 like other inversion tables will stretch and release the tension from muscles around your spine. However, inversion therapy can offer other benefits besides pain relief. Such as improving blood circulation, reducing stress, increasing your flexibility, reducing the need for surgery, and more.
Improve YourSpine Health
One of the most common reasons for back pain is because the spine is out of alignment. If you are not maintaining good posture throughout your day? That will add stress to your spine when it’s not aligned properly.
Manipulation of the spine from a chiropractor is often used to help you relieve compression on your spine. This will ultimately lead to better spine health over time. Inversion therapy from an inversion table will do a similar approach. An inversion table will delicately invert your body downward, allowing for gentle stretching from the pull of gravity.
No Need for Pain Meds
There are several people who live with chronic back pain, like me. Some will rely on prescription and over the counter medication to find relief. I currently use pain meds, a recumbent bike and do yoga. That combination is what works for me for the time being.
There have been several studies on the effectiveness of inversion therapy. In the past, I have used several inversion tables for inversion therapy. I have also used the Teeter EP-560 many times. It felt great and it really reduced my back pain. The only thing is the pain relief did not last which is typical when it comes to inversion therapy. I was using someone else’s inversion table. So, I could not have frequent inversion sessions. That is key when it comes to inversion therapy.
Inversion therapy is a form of spinal traction which decompresses the spine. When the spine is decompressed it can release the pressure on the nerves that are causing the pain. Frequent sessions will produce the best results for pain relief. Reducing your pain will also reduce the need to take pain medication.
Using natural pain management and holistic wellness can be very effective. Especially if you are a candidate for surgery for sciatica and lumbar pain. Inversion therapy is considered holistic or alternative medicine. It is also a safe and healthy way to decrease back pain.
There have been multiple studies on the effectiveness of inversion therapy for back pain. The majority of the patients who were in line to have surgery, a majority was able to avoid it. Intermittent traction or inversion therapy using an inversion device has resulted in a compelling reduction in the need for surgery.
Inversion therapy can be a great de-stressor. When you are inverted on your Teeter-EP 560, your head will be below your heart. This position can activate your parasympathetic nervous system also referred to as the rest and digest system. It conserves energy while slowing down your heart rate. Activating your parasympathetic nervous system, along with your pain getting reduced. The combination can work well for reducing stress.
I know from having chronic back pain there are many times I do not feel like doing anything that involves physical activity. This is when you need to dig deep and do some physical activity. The worst thing you could do be stagnant. It will make your back pain worse.
I remember years ago, I got a bad strain of the flu. It kicked my butt and I had no energy. I literally spent the better part of a week in bed. Only getting up to go to the bathroom. By not being mobile, it really had a negative effect on my back.
I know it’s not always easy but getting into a consistent routine is key. It will not take long and you will notice the difference by consistently being mobile. Your physical activity does not have to be a regular workout. Go for a walk, do some housework that needs to be done, go for a bike ride and so on.
Many people often get turned off by the thought of exercising because of time. We have heard for years that in order for exercise to be effective you need to work out for at least twenty minutes to an hour.
It has been proven that short amounts of exercise are just as effective as long continuous workouts. In fact, short bouts of intense exercise are the best approach for losing weight.
Hi, I’m Drew. If you are suffering from back pain be it chronic or intermittent. I would love to hear your story?