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.
One of the first things most of us do to wake ourselves up and get into gear for the day is grab a cup of coffee. The rush of caffeine along with a frantic start can initially jolt you awake but can leave you sluggish the rest of the day, or until you refill that cup of coffee.
The Prince of Darkness may be onto something when he dangles upside down in his castle. Even the undead can benefit from increased blood circulation that can oxygenate the brain and the rest of you body better and feed them with vital nutrients keep your skin looking healthy, your mind agile, and your body more flexible.
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!
To show his dedication to the role, Cooper has elected to do all of the contorting himself instead of relying on prosthetics to receive the look of John Merrick. With eight shows a week, Cooper will be doing a lot of twisting and turning in which he will require many inversion sessions to relieve the back pain that he’ll almost inevitably induce upon himself.
In an interview with the AP, Cooper gives reason for his dedication to play John Merrick this way; “There’s this love story and you also get a sense of Merrick being a real survivor and having a real wisdom about him. It’s sort of heartbreaking in the face of reality and the limits that faced him.”
It may not be readily apparent, but sitting at the desk contorts your spine much the same way that Cooper is doing to play John Merrick. Constantly hunching over to view a computer screen will take its toll and place pressure directly on your lower back causing discomfort.
Along with good posture, inverting everyday can decompress the spine and rehydrate your disks to help relieve pain and refresh tired muscles.
The long baseball season is finally coming to a conclusion. Today the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals will go head-to-head to begin the World Series, an exciting match-up for a few reasons, most notably that both teams fought their way from the Wildcard round, proving their tenacity.
Dr. Wendy, a chiropractor from in Hayden, ID, says that she is committed to, “endorse activities that safely promote spinal health.” Hence in, “The Upsides and Downsides of Inversion” Dr. Wendy objectively analyzes the benefits of inversion therapy.
As Dr. Wendy points out, inversion is one of the most effective ways to improve back health within the comfort of home. Inverted decompression (or gravity-assisted traction) can offer a myriad of benefits like temporary back pain relief, improved spinal health and alignment, and decrease muscle tension and stress.
Though inversion has a long list of benefits, it may not be right for everyone. For example, inversion is contraindicated for people who have uncontrolled high blood pressure and glaucoma because of the changing pressure within the eyes. You can read more about inversion and certain medical conditions here.
In conclusion, Dr. Wendy recommends that you should start slowly when inverting. Initially setting the table at a shallow angle and inverting for a short one to two minute period will both decompress your back and gradually introduce you to inversion without too much discomfort. To make sure that inversion is right for you, it is recommended that you check with your doctor first.
Relieve Back Pain Naturally with Teeter
Inverting daily on a Teeter is one of the very few ways one can seek to reduce back pain naturally. Inverted traction takes the pressure off the spongy discs in your spine so you can decompress – this helps reduce pressure and back pain.
Want to see what other benefits inverting on a Teeter can bring? Check out our Benefits Page to see that chronic back pain relief is just one of the many ways Teeter can help you Feel Better, Move Better, Live Better!
Taking big hits on the football field will exact a toll on anyone, even an athlete with a 6’ 5”, 241 pound frame like Ben Roethlisberger. The ability to recover quickly and play at 100% most weeks can set a great quarterback apart from the pack. Luckily Ben uses a Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Table to help him recuperate and play at his best.
The health of your back is inextricably tied to your quality of life. Back pain can severely limit your ability to perform physical activities such as playing golf, tennis, or even getting out of bed in the morning. As Roger Teeter, the founder of Teeter Hang Ups, explains in his article for Arizona Sports & Lifestyle Magazine, investing in the health of your back and relieving back pain can lead to a more fulfilling life because you can get back to doing the things you love.
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