I purchased the Teeter a little over a year ago. I have spinal stenosis, a herniated disk, 2 bulging disks and Osteo arthritis in my lower back. We returned from visiting Alaska in September 2011 and driving the motor-home everyday for two weeks straight was hard on my back. When we arrived in Seattle I was walking with a cane with constant severe lower back pain. I visited my physician and he said go to the Physical Therapist, try walking and increase the dosage of Arthrotec. I was disappointed so decided to try the Teeter. My friend Joe had one and it worked great for him.
I ordered the 950 model because the ankle release had an extended handle which makes it easier to reach. When the Teeter arrived I had such debilitating pain that when I laid back on the Teeter I could not wait to invert and relieve the pressure on my lower back. It took 2 weeks using the Teeter twice a day before I could walk without a cane. The Teeter is not an immediate cure for back pain. It takes time and regular use but the results are remarkable. A side benefit I did not expect was the lengthening of my right leg. After hip replacement surgery it was 1/4″ shorter than the left leg so I had to wear an Orthodic in my right shoe. Now the right leg is the same length as the left leg.
- I use the Teeter everyday. My recovery has developed to where I only invert to 45 degrees for 3-4 minutes and then I do the rocking for 1 minute. The Teeter comes apart in 3 major pieces for easy transport so I take it with me in the Jeep wherever I go. If I am bending over and stretching at odd angles working on the motor-home I may use the Teeter 2-3 times a day just to keep my back aligned. Without the Teeter I would be walking with a cane, or a walker. The Teeter is a high quality product and I recommend it over back surgery every-time. I had back surgery and 5 years later I was back in the same painful situation. My best advice in using the Teeter is to use it everyday. Do not wait until you feel pain. My back is still not healthy but I can walk without assistance. This is only possible because of the Teeter