Hi I’m Riley Teeter and I’m going to share
with you a few things that you can do to specifically target low back pain
especially for those people that have Sciatica. One of the biggest and best
things that we’ve done is we’ve incorporated a Lumbar Bridge into the
customized bed design here. You can see you can put in acupressure nodes but
you can also put in this Lumbar Bridge. It’s completely adjustable to different
points to give you a different height of arch or move the arch up or lower in
the spine. How I like to use this product specifically for people with low back
pain is I set it quite low and what that does is it creates a butt bumper if
you will that allows your hips to be squared by the straight line at the
bottom of the Lumbar Bridge. So if you’ve ever been to a chiropractor, one of the
first things they do is check for leg lengths and that’s an indication that your
hips are actually twisted or out of alignment. So they’re the foundation of the spine and can be a source of what’s causing your lower back pain. So by getting on
the table and using the Lumbar Bridge, we create an extra level of decompression
that’s happening in the lower spine. The traction handles – and see I’m at
a fairly gentle angle, I’m not going deep into inversion and that allows this
Lumbar Bridge to really isolate into that area – and then to add the
decompression of full inversion I will use the Traction Handles. The Traction
Handles add manual decompression and they really allow you to push against
that Lumbar Bridge and it really lifts the spaces, really amplifies the
decompression in that area because a lot of the low back pain of course is from
the impingement of the nerve roots that are exiting between each of the
vertebrae and so we really want to stretch out that area to relieve that
pain. The next thing you’re going to want to
do is some of these rotational stretches you can see I’m grabbing the Stretch Max
handles here and I’m using just my arm power to actually lift my body up. My
back itself, I’m not rotating my shoulder and using
back muscles, I’m completely reliant on the weight of my arm and that allows me to
really target that stretch in the lower lumbar. The next thing I’m going to
show you is something you should only do if you’re comfortable with inversion. We
never want to go past an angle that you feel relaxed and can fully decompress
because you’re not going to get the benefits if you’re nervous. The next
thing you’re going to want to do is go to full inversion. If you don’t have the
Traction Handles, you can reach up kind of on the squares of the a-frame here
– I’m going to do that I think – we want to just push and add – again
we’re adding a little bit of manual decompression but it really gets those
hips – and I want you to wiggle those hips side to side. You can go back
and forth like this, you can do little circles like this. I want you to do both
directions and we’re just loosening up all those muscles in the lower back, just
targeting that area and do that for a little while and I want you to just
breathe through it. Make sure you’re always breathing, it’s really critical. It
helps your body relax if you’re taking in air properly and exhaling properly
and of course this grip and stretch hand hold is another way to kind of do that
same thing. You can grab here and do the hip wiggle and this is just – you know if
you don’t feel comfortable bringing your arms back to your side – this is another
way to do it. So those are some really great stretches and ways to target the
lower back and really get at that pain down in the lumbar. So try
those stretches, let me know what you think and I hope you see big differences
and you start living the best life possible.

18 thoughts on “How to Target Low Back Pain & Sciatica”

  1. I have a Teeter fitspine X3, I had 2 back operations, constantly back pain for years and for the first time after 2 weeks my pain is about 95 percent better. I paid 400 dollars and worth every penny. I do it 3 times a day for 5 minutes and really feel great.

  2. May i ask which version of the product you are using and may recommend ?

    Product Weight heavy ? Net 25 to 30 kg ?
    It is better to let the shoulders toward the floor .. 😌

    Or better to have shoulders cushions ..

    Teeter has no shoulder cushions version ?

    Like this one with shoulders support or cushion

  3. when I do full inversion on this model the ankle support bar like sort of rattles back and forth is that normal?

  4. I suffer from a complicated spinal injury, this helps a lot, just do not be disheartened after the first 1-2 weeks once the upper spinal cord begins to realign its self, some slight pain on the upper ribcage radiating to the upper back as the spine begins to realign its self, this is to be expected with people who used a wrong standing, walking sitting posture in a prolonged period

  5. if you're watching this video and debating on whether to buy an inversion table trust a random stranger and buy an inversion table.

  6. I had sciatica so bad in my early 30's, I'd have to crawl to the bathroom some mornings…first time on an inversion table, I felt my back muscles fighting/quivering for a few moments , because of muscle memory I guess, then finally they relaxed and i felt an actual electric shock shoot thru me…took about a month for the atrophied muscles in the lower back to get back to strength ( I had no idea how weak they had become due to the sciatica, until it was gone) but never a moment of sciatica pain since (11 years now).

  7. My Teeter F7000 literally saved my life, i popped my back 20 years ago and suffered at the hands of drug peddling GP's for nearly 10 years, on top of the money for prescription drugs i spent a quite substantial amount of money on every kind of help i could find, most of it totally wasted, it was a bit of a miracle how i found out about inversion therapy but I'm so glad I did, on the first inversion my displaced disc popped back into place and the pain was gone instantly, i use my table quite regularly and have also changed my diet, health and exercise regime considerably.
    Anyway, i just wanted to say thank you again (i emailed thanks directly to Teeter some years ago) and keep up the good work.
    Simon from England.

  8. I have tight lower back that sometime siezed resulting in me walking crooked until i get the muscle to relax (often with injection). It has gotten slightly better with doing pilates. I have the teeter as well but i dont think i use it right because after using it, my back would feel weak and feel more susceptible to the muscle siezing up again. What sort of position or exercise should i do on the table?

  9. Not only does it help your back, it rejuvenates your skin, ever since I started using the teeter I have noticed my face appears more youthful, it may be from blood flow

  10. I smashed my lower back / hip doctor did no mri put me through physical therapy no pain prescription, then did radio frequency ablation, wich somehow after the ablation my pain became uncontrollable painful to a level I can not stand they don’t listen to me I just bought this table I’m desperate I used to be active I’m only 39 and am terrified as I’m in pain so bad I can’t do anything including sleep. I hope this works not sure how to get best results

  11. I have a question. I just got my first Tetter, the X2. I was recently diagnosed with a bulging disc and am seeking chiropractic care. In excrutiating pain all the time. The inversion feels amazing! But for the disc issue, would the lumbar bridge be harmful? It said in the instructions not to use if you have a known injury. I do feel like I could use the lower back support when I'm inverted because it causes a bit of strain on that area.

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