Back pain can be a debilitating condition that can keep you from enjoying the activities you love or even sit down comfortably. Whether you have been struggling with chronic back pain issues or trying to prevent back pain in the future, changes to your daily routine can make a big difference.
The discs in your spine act like shock absorbers for your vertebrae. They are made up of two main parts, the nucleus and the annulus. Think of a disc like a Twinkie – the annulus is the yellow cake and the nucleus is the cream filling. But instead of cream filling, the nucleus is made of jelly-like material that provides the flexibility and “cushioning” in your back.
For some, the chilly fall weather doesn’t deter them from getting in their run for the day. While running promotes better health, it can be hard on your back and joints.
Actor Bradley Cooper will be on the Broadway stage playing John Merrick in The Elephant Man. For the role, Cooper will have to twist and contort his body to accurately portray the disfigured John Merrick.
In his interview with the Associated Press, the Silver Linings Playbook actor is already preparing to relieve back pain that he may suffer from all of the contorting he’ll have to do – along with regular visits with a chiropractor, he has bought an inversion table!
As the days get warmer and longer, you’ll likely spend more time outside doing the things you love like gardening or golf – activities which can take a toll on your back! Summers are for spending time with family and friends, not for suffering from back pain. Here’s some simple yoga stretches for the back you can do – even while outdoors – to supplement your Teeter inversion routine:
By Leah Stippich
As the nanny for the CEO of Teeter, Rylie Leier, I was exposed to a unique perspective of the company and employees. When I was first asked to come in for an interview, Rylie sent me a link of their website. She told me that I should check it out and see a little bit about what they do, since I will be so closely involved with their family. My initial reaction was skepticism, thoughts like, “hanging upside down certainly didn’t seem like a fix for back pain,” and “there was no way people were actually buying into this!”
Early Fall is a beautiful time of the year. The color of the trees… the crisp autumn air… pumpkin-spiced EVERYTHING. Out of all of it, my favorite part of Fall is the autumn leaves. That is, until they fall to the ground. When doing this wet, cold yard work, be sure to pay close attention to your posture and lift properly to avoid injury from all that lifting, twisting and loading of your back.
Sure our summer days are filled with fun, frolicking and good times but, often those good times can lead to aches and pains. Here are 5 pit falls to look out for this summer.
Mike Siegel discusses the Teeter Hang Ups inversion table and his own experiences with sciatica and lower back pain. Mike interviews Roger Teeter about inversion, its history, and they discuss both of their experiences with inversion and Teeter Hang Ups.
Testimonial Tuesday: “I attribute my rejuvenated golf game 100% to using the Teeter inversion table “
Steve is like any other Minnesota golfer – as soon as it’s above freezing the clubs are dusted off! See what Steve has to say about his Teeter experience.
“I purchased a Teeter Hang Ups in April of 2012. I live in Minnesota and the golf course opened up in April so even though it was only 40 degrees I went out for my first round of the year. After playing the front 9 I had to quit. I have had back problems for 10 years and the cold and golfing messed it up good. I thought I was going to have to quit playing when it was cold out.
I heard about inversion tables from my chiropractor at one of my visits and thought what could it hurt so I went to my local fitness store and purchased the Teeter Hang Ups. This was one of the best fitness investments I have ever made (and I have made many over my lifetime). I used it every day along with the exercises that came on the DVD and after 8 months I am pain free in my back, and not only can I play golf, but I walk 18 holes and carry my bag. I have not walked and carried my clubs in 5 years. I attribute my rejuvenated golf game 100% to using the Teeter inversion table. I also would like to add it is a very well made piece of equipment and I am 100% confident in it when I am fully inverted. Thank you.”
Watch the below to learn more about how Teeter can rejuvenate your golf game!