Before the back pain you lived a full life: playing with the kids, bicycling, going on walks, working in the garden. Now the pain is to the point where you can not sit, stand, or lay down for more than 30 minutes before it is to much for you. You just want your life back.
This is the story of thousands of people whose daily life has become stressed with back pain to the point where they simply cannot function anymore. There are many medical treatments for back pain that you may be considering or have been through already such as spinal shots, surgery, and more. Another is decompression and realignment of the spine which many have achieved through inversion therapy, hanging upside down. A recent double-blind study found that 70% of surgery candidates were able to avoid surgery through inversion, but many people simply cannot hang upside down because of weak knee and ankle joints. For people who cannot hang on an inversion table because of this, we have found a solution that is just as effective.
This was the story with a customer who purchased an Teeter EP-550 inversion table from us. I worked with him for about two months before he decided that the table was not for him. He felt great when using the table for just a few minutes a day, but could not handle the pain caused in his ankles and to a lesser extent in his knees. He really wanted the inversion solution to work and we tried different angles of inversion and tried upgrading the standard foot clamps with gravity boots. Still, the comfort level was not enough, and we took the table back after two months (note that Better Health Innovations has a 90 day no-risk return policy unlike the typical 30 days others have). Since inversion was working for the back pain, I recommended that he try a Teeter DEX II for 90 days. Unlike an inversion table the DEX II does not stress the ankles or knees at all, and as of the date of the writing of this post he has been using the machine at least twice a day to relieve his back pain.
So, why am I calling this “the best kept secret”? Well, the DEX II is not marketed as hard as inversion tables. Looking at an inversion table in use, it’s pretty obvious that by hanging upside down your back will be pulled an decompressed downward. There are infomercials and all sorts of information available on the web about inversion tables. With the DEX, it is not as obvious, but like with an inversion table the weight of upper part of your body is pulling downward on your back. The obvious difference is that the weight is not pulling at your knees and ankles.
It is actually fairly difficult to demonstrate how in pictures how a DEX II is used. The image here is of the Teeter DEX (commercial model), but the function is identical to the DEX II. We should have a video up at some point to demonstrate. It is actually easier to mount and use a Teeter DEX II than an inversion table. You simply walk up to it and lean forward, grasp the lower handles and hang with a 90 degree bend in the waist.
Simply put, the Teeter DEX II, while not as well know, is an effective method to address back pain.
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