What It The Teeter And Does It Really Help Back Pain?
The Teeter Hang Up is an at-home inversion table. You lay your body on the table and use your body weight to slowly swing you upside down. I’ve had the Teeter for a few months now and now I can’t live without it. It relieves tension in my back, stretches my spine within minutes, and oddly being upside down relieves stress for me. If we’re connected on Instagram, some of you know that I’ve been dealing with a back injury recently. The day I got injured, I couldn’t get to the doctor immediately. It hurt to sit, lay, move, and even breathe. I was able to get on the table though (somehow!), and being inverted helped take my mind off the pain for a short time until the doctor could see me.
While I can’t speak of the Teeter’s benefits from a medical or physiological perspective, I can speak of what it’s done for me and the role it plays in my life. Now I spend a few minutes every day inverted on the Teeter and have incorporated it into my nightly stretching routine. Like any other routine, am I perfect? No, but I sure can feel the difference when I get on it and stretch afterwards.
I tend to get a lot of questions about the contraption in my home. So I hope the below will answer some of your questions:
Does the Teeter really help back pain?
I don’t know about curing and healing chronic back pain, but I have experienced relief. Sitting at a desk all day compresses my spine and tightens everything. I love coming home and inverting myself on my Teeter Hang Up. The moment everything looses and my spine “cracks” back into alignment — I love that!
Isn’t it scary?
At first, yes. It was scary trusting a device to hold my body upside down, but rest assured that the Teeter is substantial and well built. It holds up to 300 pounds. If you set the contraption to your correct height setting, your body will be inverted slowly and you won’t fall out of the table. The foot holders lock your feet in so you hang like a bat.
How much does it cost?
There are various tiers. Cost ranges from $299 – $399.
How much space does it take up?
The fully assembled dimensions are 60” x 29” x 59”. The largest footprint (set at the tallest height setting of 6’6”) is 87” x 29” x 85”. You will need to ensure adequate clearance for the ceiling, furniture and bystanders. In short, it’s like having a treadmill in your house.
Can you do other exercises with it?
Yes. I’ve done crunches and sit-ups upside down, but you can also do squats! Seriously, you feel like Batman or Spiderman doing crunches upside down.