Electric Powered Inversion Tables by Teeter Hang Ups.
Automatic Motorized Inversion Tables are useful inversion therapy tables that are designed for those with limited movement or require the aid of a table lift. Now anyone can enjoy the benefits of Inversion Therapy while using these fine quality Automatic Inversion Tables. We also have a fine selection of manually operated inversion tables.
Vertebrae - the bones that make up your spine
Nerves - your entire nerve system runs through your spine
Discs - spongy material that separates your vertebrae, allowing the nerves to run between each bone segment. Discs act like shock absorbers and allow the spine to flex.
BACK PAIN INFORMATION:
Today back pain is one of the most common of all physical complaints in the world. About 70 to 90% of men and women in the U.S. have had or will have a least one bout of incapacitating low back pain. Back pain contributes to lost work time and may cost as much as $100 billion annually (if lost productivity is included1).
Doctors generally agree that most back problems are caused by stress or by weak muscles. We need strong back , stomach, and hip muscles to resist gravity and to hold us up. As societies around the world become more mechanized and computerized, they have also become less exercised. We lock ourselves behind desks and in front of computers. When we sit, our back muscles hold us erect, but our stomach and hip muscles are inactive. When they are not exercised, stomach and hip muscles become weaker, putting a painful strain on the back muscles. Sitting places higher loads inside the lumbar disc than standing (between 150% to 250% depending on posture).
The condition of your back is very important to your health. A better back can lead to a better body.
Anatomy of the Back
Briefly explained, your spine is made up of the following components:
Each vertebrae is held in its proper place by three different kinds of soft tissue-discs, ligaments, and muscles. Almost all back problems are related to the dysfunction of one of these three. To understand the sources of your particular back problem and/or how to prevent back pain, it helps to understand the anatomy of your spine.
The natural curves of the spine are vitally important for giving your back strength and resilience. There are 24 vertebrae in your spinal column. The lumbar vertebrae are approximately two inches in diameter reflecting their weight-bearing role. The cervical vertebrae are smaller, since they must support only the head. Facet joints are located in pairs on the back of the spine, where one vertebra slightly overlaps the next. The facet joints guide and restrict movement of the spine. To the rear of each vertebra is a hole and when the vertebrae are stacked up, these holes form a continuous channel which holds the spinal cord.
The spinal cord provides a vital link between the brain and all body functions below the neck. Spinal nerves emerge from the spinal cord through gaps between the main body of the vertebrae and the facet joints. One frequent cause of back pain is a worn facet joint, which can result in a pinched nerve. Therefore, it is very important to keep your vertebrae in good shape.
The main function of your discs is to act as shock absorbers and provide separation between each vertebrae. The outer layers of your discs are formed from tough cartilage. The inner core of your disc is a jelly-like nucleus.
In total, your discs account for one-quarter the length of your vertebral column- 4.50" to 6" (12 to 15 cm) for most people. The disc acquires its nourishment through fluid-attracting and fluid-absorbing qualities of its jelly-like nucleus.
With no blood supply of its own, the disc is dependent on sponge action for attracting and absorbing nutrients from adjacent tissues. During non-weight bearing activities (sleeping) the discs expand as they soak up fluid, increasing the length of the spine by as much as one inch overnight. During weight bearing activities (sitting, standing, exercising), this fluid is squeezed back into the adjacent soft tissue.
Your vertebra are supported and moved by many different muscles. Muscles are used for three basic functions; support, movement, and posture control. If muscles are tight or weak, they create or worsen back pain. Joints are controlled by at least two sets of muscles, flexors which bend the joint, and extensors which straighten it. In addition, most joints have rotator muscles that twist and rotate your bones. Good posture is only possible if the flexors, extensors, and rotators are in proper balance.
Your paraspinal muscles (which run parallel to your spine) rotate your spine, bend it backwards, and sideways, and influence posture by creating and maintaining the curves of your spine. Your erector spine muscles are involved in movement and run the length of your spine. These muscles help you to bend over by resisting the force of gravity, and to straighten up by contracting and exerting great compressive force on your spine.
Your abdominal muscles play an important role in helping to support the spine by maintaining pressure inside the abdomen. This pressure is an essential measure of counter support to the spine.
Your psoas muscles (hip flexors) are a large group of muscles in the abdomen. These muscles help to flex your hips when walking or climbing stairs. They play an important role in maintaining posture for sitting and standing.
Intravertebral joints are supported by ligaments, tough and inelastic fibers which support the spine and hold it together by allowing only a limited range of movement in any one direction. Ligaments require regular movement and loading, otherwise they will eventually become stiff and weak.
Our Satisfied Customer Testimonial Reviews Say
Dr. Nathaniel Wirt, D.C.
"Hanging a few minutes everyday made my back stronger and eventually all the pain disappeared! My back became stronger than it had ever been. I began exercising, including walking and jogging, with no back strains resulting. Today I am 55 years old, my posture is good, and I am healed. The daily inversion stimulated postural and circulatory changes in my body. Better posture was practiced, (standing straighter with thighs tightened and shoulders back). This caused my abdomen to flatten out- no sit-ups or crunches. Other physical changes occurred: My complexion improved and wrinkles and fleshy parts of my face and neck diminished!"
When inversion is coupled with posture and toning exercises, internal organs assume their proper position. For example, from left to right, the spleen, stomach, pancreas, liver, and gall bladder are supposed to rest just under the diaphragm and "move" with every breath. When organs are not in their best physiological position, these membranes are compromised, effecting nerve and blood flow."
Dr. Robert Bouvier, MD
"We have found significant improvement using various inversion techniques which needs further exploration. However, we are very excited about the results thus far. After two weeks on the inversion table on a daily basis urinary incontinence disappeared in two female patients. We have used the inversion table on chronic bronchitis as well as asthmatics."
Dr. John Huber, D.C.
"I have been using your inversion products in my chiropractic office for the past 14 years. Your inversion equipment is the best on the market, and my patients have benefited greatly from their inversion therapy."
A. J. S., Denver, CO
"I think the STL inversion equipment is an invaluable tool in back rehabilitation. My physician recommended the use of your inversion table three times daily as part of an active course of physical therapy I noticed results almost immediately. My back injuries have almost completely healed."
V. F., Hawthorne Woods, IL
"After using (Hang Ups Inversion Equipment), I have noticed an amazing change in my flexibility, after only a few weeks of use. My golf game is much improved due to greater shoulder mobility. I whole-heartedly attest to the benefits of this product."
C. P., Flemington, NJ
"With the F5000III I noticed a remarkable improvement in my posture and my walk. Before using the inversion table I had muscle spasms and back problems."
C. S., Carbondale, CO
"Inverting daily keeps my body stretched, relaxed, symmetrical. The adult acne that I've had since the age of 29 has nearly disappeared. The cold hands and feet that I have experienced for years has disappeared."
N. S., Southbury, CT
"In 1982 I started inverting. I was 52 years old then, and over the years I managed to change just about everything; everything from a badly misaligned hip, feet with corns and a walk with a limp to bad tarter on my teeth. Yes, it changed that too!"
J. M., motor cycle racer, Los Gatos, CA
"As a long time motorcycle racer with a chronic bad back, I've been very impressed with pain relief I've gotten with the daily use of Hang Ups Inversion Table. It is the best rehabilitation and maintenance device I have ever used."
D. M., mountain bike racer, Saratoga, CA
"In the past I have often had problems with my lower back tightening on training rides and during races. After using your the Hang Ups Inversion Table, I do not have the problem with my lower back tightening as before."
Rick Maisel, active athlete and world-renowned stunt man
"I have found that 100 upside down sit-ups are equal to 1000 regular sit-ups (with less strain on the back)."
M. S., Skydiver, Flagler Beach, FL
"Getting inverted relieves and relaxes not only my joints and vertebrae but lets my organs and blood flow more naturally. Being inverted at least 30 minutes a day improves my performance capability by stimulating my vestibular system and allows decompression of my spine to occur."
J. W., Seattle Seahawks Football Team Trainer
"Professional football places a great deal of stress to the lumbar sacral area of the spine. Inversion assisted stretching is quite beneficial."
Dr. W G W, Chief Department of Surgery
"I would like to report to you that I have had extraordinary success in patients using inversion. Its essential value is the ability of the patient to prevent the onset of a more irreversible symptom complex by having the device available."
R. R., Bothell, WA
"The bottom line is, this table has eliminated all of my neck pain and grinding. My lower back is not 100% yet (very very close), but I'm totally convinced that it will be--and this table definitely fixed it. Every house and work place should have one of these.
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