My Bones Are A MESS!
They have been and I'm not taking meds or anything but I want to know is the machine Teeter Fit Spine worth looking into. I know nothing about it. I have neck problems, lower back problems, my bones are degenerating and I've been evaluated but nothing was ever told to me I need to do something. I do, exercises for my lower back, and neck but my problem is SLEEPING. I go numb and toss and move all night long due to this happening. It's like I have pinched nerves. When I'm up it's ok, but as soon as I lay down it's awful. My feet, burning and tingle and I don't have neuropathy, my arms go numb, etc. Was thinking if a machine would help? I also do have a traction machine for my neck I use when it gets bad.
I was told by my gastro doctor to sleep with the head higher so I have a sleep number bed that I can adjust but nothing works. The balls of my feet and toes feel weird and I don't know if it's just old age or what, but would be nice if I could get a good night sleep. I like sleeping on my side but with the head raised not that good to do. Sleeping on my back doesn't help at all either. Any suggestions? I've had all kinds of xrays, etc.
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@dablues I have been thinking about getting a Teeter FitSpine myself but I need to chat with my doctor first. I like their products. I have a Teeter FreeStep Cross Trainer and a Teeter FitForm resistance machine which I use daily for 30 to 60 minutes. I had an inexpensive inversion table before but stopped using it as it was difficult for me. I never did full inversion as it was too hard on my body. The Teeter is designed a little better than most and has some unique features that may make it worth it but I would discuss using one with a doctor first.
Here's some warnings from the article below — "The upside-down position increases blood pressure and decreases your heart rate. It also puts significant pressure on your eyeballs. Your doctor may not recommend inversion exercises if you have certain conditions, including: bone and joint disorders, such as osteoporosis, herniated disk, fractures, or spinal injuries." — Inversion Therapy for Back Pain: Benefits, Risks, and More: https://www.healthline.com/health/inversion-therapy
Does your Sleep Number adjustable bed have a zero gravity position? I have an adjustable Ghostbed with the zero gravity (ZG) position and it helps with back issues by relieving all of the pressure on the spine.
@johnbishop has a good suggestion about consulting your physician. I also wonder if there is any caution against using if you have gastric reflux or any other digestive issue? Best to check it all out before investing!
I too have numbness in feet snd left arm worse when sleeping. I too am a side sleeper. I do have documented severe cervical stenosis. I have never given much to my mattress ot head being elevated
I would recommend a visit to a neurologist, the problems of tingling and numbness in various parts of your body suggest a nerve problem to me. I have had a bit of this and I didn’t think it was neuropathy but I can say the medicine my doctor gave me, gives me a good nights sleep every night for the first time in ever. I do wake up with a little back ache in the morning but morning coffee on a heat pad fixes me right up. I am so grateful for sleep, my whole outlook on dealing with other issues is better.
Don't know what zero gravity position means. My bed can go in a flat position and then a raised position just for the head part. I doubt then I can use the machine. I have high blood pressure, and joint problems. Thanks for letting me know. Plus I do have gastric reflux so I think that will be a no no forme.
I visited a neurologist and had a workup done and they did not recommend anything at all. They didn't find anything wrong except I have carpal tunnel syndrome.
I would seriously ask for a second opinion. I don’t believe carpal tunnel would address your feet. If you live in a rural area, you might need to travel a bit to get a true second opinion but you might find it worth the trip.
I'm not saying carpal tunnel has anything to do with my feet, the neurologist just found out that is one of the things they found with doing my tests. MRI Brain Scan, EEG, MRI Cervical Scan. With the cervical results were multilevel degenerative disease, mild spinal stenosis at C3, Cr, Cr-CF and CF-C6. So, I'm at a lost for this. Am sure things have gotten worse since these tests were taken since that was done 12.2019.