Teeter Hang Ups EP-950 Inversion Tabl…


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Randy S. I was getting tired of 5 minute fixes from chiro's who really didn't seem to understand my problems. All I needed was decompression and exercise. Years of sports and hard lifting was beating me down physically and mentally. The inversion table was the perfect solution. I use it in conjunction with my workout, but to mostly relieve back pain. It was well worth the money. Unfortunately, my wife uses it more than me, so I have to schedule some "me" time on the table, ha!

par4tom I am 46 years old, 6-4, 225 lbs and have suffered from back pain off and on for the past 4 or 5 years. My back problems stem from a compression of the disc between my L4 and L5 vertebrae from years of golfing and sitting. I have had my back go "out" probably 3 times to such an extent, I was in so much pain (a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10)I couldn't walk. After these episodes, it seemed to take months to get away from the pain and get back to a more functioning level. (My pain would range from 3 to 5 and hardly ever went down to 1). I visited my chiropractor so often, we have become friends. My diagonosis, so that you can compare your condition to mine, was that structurally, there really wasn't that much wrong with my back. Yes there was a little compression but it didn't seem to be so bac as to just hurt all the time. I tried core exercises, walking and other gimick products that don't work. The walking was the most helpful. Frankly, I was frustrated with not feeling better more often. I could function, but not like I wanted.My first step involved getting a firmer mattress as I kept waking up in the night with gnawing, numbness down my left leg and felt a lot worse the next morning. I purchased a foam mattress from a big box retailer and that definately solved the sleeping issue and got me feeling a little bit better. At least I wasn't sore in the morning.I then purchased a Teter EPS-950. The product came in a pretty hefty box and was not too difficult to put together. Probably took me about 45 minutes and you HAVE to read the directions. I watched the very good video and got the machine adjusted to my heigth and weight. I crawled on board and stretched at a 40 degree angle for about 15 minutes. I didn't push it too hard but just listened to my body as the video suggested. After getting off the Teter, I felt slightly sore, but a little bit better. That night, I went to bed and woke up the next morning for the first time in several years...PAIN FREE! No Advil or Alleve was needed as I don't believe in taking lots of medications. I stretched again that morning and again that evening and have been doing the same thing for the past few weeks...almost completely PAIN FREE! I still have a couple of aches from time to time but I think that is more related to the stretching than my back itself. I'm very happy with the results and do feel much better. I paid around [$] for my inversion table but save about $125 to $200 a month in chirpractic bills. If you have an L4-L5 problem like me, I strongly recommend this product without reservation. I'm telling my doctor as well as he said they didn't work!!!

Old Baldy I am 46 years old, 6-4, 225 lbs and have suffered from back pain off and on for the past 4 or 5 years. My back problems stem from a compression of the disc between my L4 and L5 vertebrae from years of golfing and sitting. I have had my back go "out" probably 3 times to such an extent, I was in so much pain (a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10)I couldn't walk. After these episodes, it seemed to take months to get away from the pain and get back to a more functioning level. (My pain would range from 3 to 5 and hardly ever went down to 1). I visited my chiropractor so often, we have become friends. My diagonosis, so that you can compare your condition to mine, was that structurally, there really wasn't that much wrong with my back. Yes there was a little compression but it didn't seem to be so bac as to just hurt all the time. I tried core exercises, walking and other gimick products that don't work. The walking was the most helpful. Frankly, I was frustrated with not feeling better more often. I could function, but not like I wanted.My first step involved getting a firmer mattress as I kept waking up in the night with gnawing, numbness down my left leg and felt a lot worse the next morning. I purchased a foam mattress from a big box retailer and that definately solved the sleeping issue and got me feeling a little bit better. At least I wasn't sore in the morning.I then purchased a Teter EPS-950. The product came in a pretty hefty box and was not too difficult to put together. Probably took me about 45 minutes and you HAVE to read the directions. I watched the very good video and got the machine adjusted to my heigth and weight. I crawled on board and stretched at a 40 degree angle for about 15 minutes. I didn't push it too hard but just listened to my body as the video suggested. After getting off the Teter, I felt slightly sore, but a little bit better. That night, I went to bed and woke up the next morning for the first time in several years...PAIN FREE! No Advil or Alleve was needed as I don't believe in taking lots of medications. I stretched again that morning and again that evening and have been doing the same thing for the past few weeks...almost completely PAIN FREE! I still have a couple of aches from time to time but I think that is more related to the stretching than my back itself. I'm very happy with the results and do feel much better. I paid around [$] for my inversion table but save about $125 to $200 a month in chirpractic bills. If you have an L4-L5 problem like me, I strongly recommend this product without reservation. I'm telling my doctor as well as he said they didn't work!!!

Sweet Sue About 15 years ago I fell down the basement stairs and did a lot of damage to my lower spine. I probably ruptured several vertebrae but never went to a doctor because I refuse to be operated on. Over the years my back got worse. Adjustments by my chiropractor helped a little but by the next day I'd be in severe pain again. It got so bad last year that I could hardly walk and figured I was a few years away from a wheel chair. Then, just before last Christmas my daughter & family came for a visit and brought their Teeter 950 with them. They were so excited about theirs they wanted us to try it and see if it would help. I used it every day while they were here and by the time they left my back had had some wonderful pops and I could bend over without it slipping out on me. We were so happy we decided to order one for ourselves from SA. It [...] was easy to assemble. Both my husband and I invert for about 5-10 minutes every day. I'm 63 and he's 71. Over the past 4 months the tight muscles and tendons have stretched and allowed my spine to realign and now my back is almost normal. I have very little pain. When the muscles and tendons relax they give a startling pop. It's a wonderful feeling. I'm now almost completely pain free. My husband does a lot of yard work and inverting every day keeps him out of pain and away from the chiropractor. The money we paid for our Teeter has saved us a lot of money in chiropractor bills. I haven't been able to work in the yard for years because of the pain I've been in but I think this summer will be different. I think everybody should a Teeter Hang Up. Thank you Teeter[...]

Aging Athlete This is the second teeter EP950 that I purchased. The first one was for me and the second is for my father. I am a very athletic person, whose back has begun to hurt during various sports (age....ugh). I researched various inversion tables and found this particular model to be the best. I was not disappointed in the least. Pay extra to get this model that has a more secure/adjustable foot rest.

shoppergal The Teeter EP 950 Inversion Table is definitely a winner. I had some doubts about buying, but I am glad I did. I was going to a chiropractor 2-3 times per week for back & neck pain, and got tired of spending the time & money, so decided to gamble on an inversion table. I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia, so lots of joint & muscle pain, plus an old whiplash injury and a weak back. Although assembly was easy, I would definitely recommend having someone help you if you have back problems, as it is somewhat heavy to manipulate until it is assembled. Being a heavy person, I was pleased that the table is sturdy and wide enough not to pinch. I set the angle at 10 degrees instead of 20 to start with, as I was concerned about possibly pulling my lower back muscle by too much of a stretch. I had instant relief from pain, and my back felt great all day. No more sciatica, either. I usually use it in the morning and again in the evening, doing 2 or 3 very slow 10-degree inversions each time, with a horizontal rest in between. It's just a nice stretch that opens up the vertebrae and relieves pressure on my hip joints. After 2 weeks, I feel that I am ready to move to a 20-degree inversion. The key is to take it very slow at first, control the inversion by positioning your hands and arms to distribute your weight, and relaxing. I don't know if it releases endorphins or what, but I have found that even being in a very slightly inverted position clears my foggy brain and gives me a calm, peaceful feeling. Also, for those who are a little nervous about something going wrong - I live alone, so I always put the phone where I can reach it while I use the table - just in case. But the Teeter EP 950 is very solid and sturdy, so I have no fears about it collapsing. I also like the traction handles and the extended handle on the ankle adjustment. I am feeling so much better, can walk without pain, sit more comfortably without pain afterwards, and really enjoy using my Teeter EP 950.

ckhdpm I used my sister's Teeter 550 & liked it but decided to purchase the 950 and pay a bit more. I am glad I did. Both the 550 and the 950 are very well made and I have a real feeling of security on both of them. A friend of mine has a more delicate table from a now defunct company and it is just too flimsy. These Teeter tables are anything but flimsy.Teeter touts that these are easy to store. They are BIG. Yes, the A frame folds down so that it no longer takes up the whole room but it is still a very bulky item for those of us with small rooms/closets.For about a [$] more, the 950 has a lever and ratchet system that I really like. First, you do not have to bend over so far to secure your feet with the lever. Second, for us older folks or weaklings, the lever is not so hard on the hand/wrist as the pull out pin of the 550.With the 950 they included free EZ stretch traction handles and I love them. They make it easier to move from the "locking position" of full inversion and allow you to do the rocking motion exercise without moving your arms up and down.Putting the table together was a challenge but I was helped by a call to my sister who, when I asked how long it took to put her table together, asked "you mean how long did it take to get out of the box?" The written instructions are pretty good but the video was vital especially to put the traction handles on. I suggest watching the entire video first to just become familiar with the set up then open the box. Be very attentive to the steps to get it out of the box. Be sure to clear the room so that if pieces roll out of the box (they did), they will not be hiding under the bed, dresser or other furniture. Get a bowl or other container to put the loose pieces in and then carefully follow the instructions to remove the pieces. After you get the table piece out (as opposed to the A frame) you should be fine. Since there are several bolds/nuts, I found removing the cardboard and plastic protections and checking off each item before trying to assemble was helpful. (The instruction manual has a page listing all the parts with a pretty lousy diagram.)The safety warnings are very good and repeated time and time again. I know this sounds impossible, but I actually know a person who forgot to secure the feet and was dumped on her head....3 years to recover!Have fun and good health!

Maria Assembly was very easy. The instuctions (in written and DVD form), were simple to understand. The DVD gives a variety of programs one can do on the machine, as well as off the machine. The DVD is directed by a Chiropractor and Fitness Expert who leads the viewer through various stretching routines done off the machine, in addition to formal exercises for those who may be expert on the inversion table. It is so easy to use. I get the same feeling as when I'm in the water. Very relaxing. We keep it in our basement where all of our other exercise equipment is, so for us, it's an added convenience to not have to fold it everytime we're done using it. The model 950 is a sturdy, well built machine that will probably far outlast the free 5 yr. warrany given at purchase. We purchased this machine in August of 2010 and just started using it, therefore we have not used it enough to make an experienced evaluation on how well it works so far and for us to give any kind of advice or personal testimonial, would be misleading and wrong. But we couldn't be happier with this machine so far, and hope to get some serious back relief in the near future. Afterall, our doctors highly recommended an inversion table for home use and were very pleased that we made such an informed decision to choose the Teeter Hang-up 950.

As an aside to my reveiw, it was also time and money saving for us to not have to purchase any extra equipment (like some other models require) to use with this particular model, because the foot holds come with so much padding, the boots are not required. We are very happy all around with our Teeter Hang-up 950.

Catlady This is a great inversion machine. I choose this model because it had the features except the inversion boots which I figured I would purchase separately. The easy reach ratchet is wonderful, the degree angle strap is great for beginners, the over easy handles are wonderful and the traction handles make for such a better stretch. It maneuvers easily, is very sturdy and does what it is supposed to do. My only issues with it, are it is almost impossible to fold it up(which may not be a bad thing as it makes it sturdy), but if you are looking for something to put under the bed, this may not be the model for you, as it is heavy. The thing I dislike the most, is that I had intended to buy the gravity boots, but they are not compatible with this model. Of course my feet and ankles are not very comfortable and my feet fall asleep or get numb and tingling. I really wish they had boots that were compatible with this machine, as I am not even doing the full inversion yet, just the 60 degrees, and am having problems with my feet. Otherwise this is a great machine.



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