Anywhere you go searching for teeter inversion tables there is always a disclaimer stating that you should talk to your doctor or health provider before you begin using an inversion table. This is often just to protect the sellers from a lawsuit if someone should hurt themselves while using their product. However, it is not bad advice. There are a couple of groups of people who should not participate in inversion therapy, including, pregnant women and those with heart problems. If you have either of these conditions you should not participate. In addition, some participants have complained about ankle or knee pain in the more extreme angles of inversion. This makes sense since it is those areas of the body that are supporting your full weight. So, if you have ankle or knee issues you should, again, talk to a health professional to ensure that you will not be putting undue strain on your body.
However, besides the above stated conditions most health professionals will give using an inversion table the green light. Some believe in the benefits more than others, but most believe that it does no harm if it does not in fact help the patient. As inversion therapy becomes more mainstream, more doctors, physical therapists, and other health professionals are actually recommending it to their patients before resorting to surgery or constant medication.
Participants of inversion therapy that suffer from back and neck pain almost unanimously agree that it is beneficial and helps consistently in relieving pain. For example, among consumer reviewers of teeter inversion tables on amazon almost 90% are completely satisfied with their product.
Inversion therapy is not some wacky new fad that will fade over time. It has been around for 100s of years and will continue to help people who suffer to function better.