What You Must Know About Inversion Table Injuries and Teeter Hangups
TEETER HANG UPS: THE CURE FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN OR AN INVITATION FOR INJURY?
The so called back inversion table is marketed as a product that can relieve back pain. The health claims made by companies promoting inversion tables are questionable and inversion tables come with serious health risks. Despite the many health claims the manufacturers of inversion tables have made, inversion tables can be dangerous, and can even put you at risk for complete or partial paralysis. Here’s the latest news in the inversion table lawsuit.
INVERSION TABLE INJURIES: COMPLETE OR PARTIAL PARALYSIS
It is unclear if inversion tables actually relieve neck and low back pain. What is clear, is that many of these devices are unsafe. Certain designs, specifically a single-pin ankle lock design, have been known to fail and cause severe injuries. If the pin fails while the user is upside down, the user will fall and possibly suffer a severe cervical spine injury––which can be life threatening.
INVERSION TABLE INJURY & INJURIES ASSOCIATED WITH DEFECTIVE INVERSION TABLES INCLUDE:
- Severe injury to the neck
- Back injury—spinal cord damage––leading to complete or partial paralysis
- Facial injuries—scarring, broken noses and broken teeth
- Cervical disc herniation
- Trauma to the head
SAFER DESIGN PROPOSALS FOR INVERSION THERAPY IGNORED
Due to the dangerous nature of inversion table devices, and the rise in inversion table injury claims, some experts have proposed modifications to the devices, but changes have yet to be made. There are simple, cheap alternatives to make these devices safe. For example, a strap can be attached to prevent the user from being inverted completely upside down. Additionally, an angled pillow can be positioned just above the user’s head that would allow the user to slide to the floor rather than fall directly on their head.
These simple, cost-effective design changes can make inversion table’s much safer for users, and prevent complete or partial paralysis. Unfortunately, manufacturers have chosen not to make these design modifications. Due to their negligence, another inversion table lawsuit is just waiting to happen.
Wettermark Keith represents individuals injured by defectively designed inversion tables. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury as a result of a defective inversion table, contact us for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
People known to have circulation problems, glaucoma, or retinal detachments and hypertension should avoid using inversion tables.
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