There are three kinds of people: those who had back pain, those who have back pain, and those who will have back pain. Well, that at least covers over 80% of the population, according to some estimates.

Most people who use a Teeter inversion table do so because they need an affordable, effective solution for back pain. But what happens when the pain is a distant memory? Is there a need to use the Teeter inversion table then? You bet. Here are four benefits to using a Teeter beyond back pain:

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Maintain Joint Health

It is more than likely that the pain you have worked so hard to get rid of started because of an injury you sustained while doing something you were not prepared for. Car and work-related accidents aside, injuries from the more common activities that we do every day like gardening, sitting behind a desk, carrying a package in from the mailbox and sports may have been less likely if your posture, flexibility and joint health were looked after regularly. A regular routine of Teeter inversion, even after the pain goes away, is as important to maintaining your health as brushing your teeth. A daily dose for 3 to 5 minutes while incorporating mild stretches can keep muscles supple and joints hydrated. Don’t know where to start? That’s okay because we got you covered with our Better Back Inversion Program Mat which leads you week by week through progressive stretches and exercises.

Live More Relaxed

In our hectic lives, physical and emotional stress is nearly impossible to avoid. It’s vital you take some time for yourself, even for a few minutes a day, to shed the tension. Try inverting with your Teeter in a quiet room – maybe turn on some soft music or add aromatherapy with lavender or eucalyptus – and oscillate by smoothly and slowly rocking down and up. Try incorporating some movement and mild stretching while inverted to ease muscle tension and get the blood moving. And if you struggle to fall asleep or battle restless sleep through the night, you may find that a few minutes of inversion will really help prepare your body for a good night’s rest. If you feel you could use a little help jump starting your relaxation, consider the Better Back Vibration Cushion.

Stay Active

Countless people have shared stories with us about how they were able to regain their life back once they were able to rid or manage their pain using their Teeter. Get back into life with renewed flexibility and energy – and stay active by taking the time to help your body recover from daily activities. A few minutes on the Teeter will allow you to decompress after a jog, give your muscles a good stretch after working in the garden all day, and correct minor misalignments from a long day of golf. Invert as you wake up each day and before you go to bed each day. Invert mid-day for a boost of energy or after your workout to keep yourself fresh. Give yourself a bonus for your hard work with the Better Back Adjustable Acupressure Nodes or the Better Back Lumbar Bridge, two accessories to enhance both the decompressive and relaxing benefits of using a Teeter.

Be Strong

Once you’re feeling good and comfortable with using your Teeter at an angle of 60 degrees or more, consider integrating some inverted exercise into your inversion routine. A strong core is a great way to protect yourself from future back injuries and problems. Why is that? When we look at the recipe for back pain, it consists of weak muscles, too much sitting and stress. Build your core through inverted no-load crunches and sit-ups that won’t hurt your back like floor exercises can. And you can even work your legs and glutes with the “reverse squat”, one of the toughest leg exercises there is! Remember, strong muscles are vital to help protect your joints and allow you to do the things you love. If you feel you need a bit more support while fully inverted, consider our adapter kit for the inversion table: EZ-Up Gravity Boots with Conversion Bar.