Teeter FitSpine Inversion Table Models Reviewed

Teeter Hang Ups have helped countless Americans put an end to back pain and start living the lives they deserve. But which one is best for you? And are the better models worth the price upgrade?

We put the 3 most popular inversion table models – from the FitSpine series - X1, X2, and X3 to the test to see if they really deliver. And they definitely do…..

If you’re anything like we were, you were a bit skeptical when you heard hanging upside down can cure back pain. REALLY?

It’s true.

Cost Effective

Most Comfortable

Best Value

Teeter Hang Ups are FDA registered to fight back pain and other conditions. The only problem is figuring out which one is best for your needs. The last thing you want to do is spend time and money on a table that doesn’t deliver results.

You could invest a lot of money, hang upside down for a month in each, and then decide which one you want. Thankfully, we’ve done all of that work for you….

#1: Teeter FitSpine X1 Model - Most Cost Effective

Teeter’s FitSpine X1 inversion table is the most cost-effective of the three. For that reason alone, it’s a great buy for anyone looking for relief. The X1 includes all of the quality features that have made Teeter the #1 name in back pain relief, including:

The Acupressure Nodes that went across the length of the table were a key feature we loved. These nodes provided us with relaxing, effective trigger point relief. Picture eight highly trained masseuses working on your back at the same time. We felt the stress melt away!

  • FlexTech Bed
  • Pre-set Ankle Controls
  • Precision Rotation
  • FDA Registered and UL Listed

After just ten minutes on the X1, we started to feel our pain level shrink. It didn’t take long for the Teeter to work its magic, and we were moving around pain-free shortly afterwards - a much more time-effective alternative to going to a chiropractor.

Even though the X1 didn’t come with some of the additional bells and whistles the other models came with, we loved it and it got the job done. It’s the most cost effective of the three, but rookie inverters may be leery of the short side support handles. 

#2: Teeter FitSpine X2 Model - Most Comfortable

The Teeter X2 inversion table model ratchets things up a notch compared to it’s X1 counterpart - while ratcheting down your back pain.

We loved the extended ankle lock handle that came with this model, and it’s far and away the biggest reason to go with this one over the X1. If you’re like us, you’re probably worried that you’ll be unable to reach up and secure yourself into an inversion table - after all, back pain is the reason we’re here in the first place! The extended handle lets you safely and easily secure yourself into the Teeter, and it also gave us a hand getting out! Besides the handles, there’s plenty to like about the X2:

  • 8-Point Floating Suspension System - Moves with you for better range of motion and maximum body slide, allowing for better decompression
  • Large Stretch Max Handles - Offer support and additional stretching options
  • Ergo-Embrace Supports - Help reduce pressure along the back for an ergonomic fit
  • EZ Reach Ankle Lock System - A great feature for those of us dealing with current back pain - these stop you from having to bend over fully to secure your ankles

While the X2 definitely delivered on it’s value, the steep price jump from the previous model might shy some people away from it - though we would pay the additional money for the extended handles alone.

#3: Teeter FitSpine X3 Model - BEST VALUE

We like to call this the Rolls Royce of inversion tables. Ok, maybe that’s a little dramatic. Nonetheless, this table has everything you could possibly want when it comes to dealing with back pain. We found that the X3 absolutely offered the best value of the three Teeter’s we reviewed here - it’s not even close. 


The cost to upgrade yourself from the X2 to the X3 is minimal at worst - and the features included in this top-of-the-line model more than make the move worth it. Besides the high quality parts and features included from the previous two tables, the X3 takes recovery a step further:

There is an a newer LX9 Fitspine model. It is similar to the X3 model where the design of the inversion table remains unchanged, except for the following additions. It comes with a boarding platform that is designed to help make it easier to get on and off of the inversion table. It also comes with a storage caddy to store the acupressure nodes when they are not in use. Due to the additions the LX9 model costs more compared to the X3 model.

  • Aerospace-Grade Ankle Lock Handle - Picture the handles included on the X2, but dialed up to 100. These handles are stainless steel, so you can be sure you’re getting the highest quality.
  • E-Z Stretch Traction Handles - These go a long way in helping you get up and out of the table, as well as allowing for additional stretching options. The handles gently push to add to decompression.
  • Lumbar Bridge - Supports and focuses traction on the lower back.
  • EZ-Angle Tether - Allows you to easily adjust the angle of rotation as you see fit. This feature takes the guesswork out of inverting with 20, 40, and 60 degree levels embroidered on the table.

The X3 was not only the best value of the models reviewed here - it was easily our favorite. And because of all of the added features that made the experience easier, we’d recommend it to both the most seasoned vets and untrained rookies when it comes to inversion therapy.

What is Teeter?

Teeter is an industry leading, FDA registered 501k medical device. Teeter is the ONLY inversion table registered with the FDA as a 501k medical device, so you know what you’re buying will work.

Teeter is designed to provide traction to the spine while stretching out your paraspinal muscles. If you’re facing any of these problems, chances are the Teeter could help you get some relief:

  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle Tension
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Discs
  • Spinal Stenosis

Regardless of the model you go with, each Teeter device is certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and outperforms their counterparts in comparison testing for endurance, rotation control, and ease of assembly.

That being said, Teeter’s FitSpine models are some of their highest-performing and most sold models - and the info above would help you find the one that’s best for you.

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