The Med- X strengthening program uses state‐of‐the‐art equipment that tests your low back and neck strength to identify weaknesses in the deep core, postural muscles that contribute to pain. The equipment is then used, over the course of several weeks, to isolate these spine muscles to strengthen them safely, eliminating weakness as a factor in back and neck pain. Periodic re‐testing measures strength increases and progress towards strength goals. Med-X strengthening programs are available for both the low back and neck.
Weakness of the core back and neck muscles is a major contributor to headaches and pain in the back and neck. When these muscles are weak, they fatigue easily doing routine daily activities. This causes aching, tension and tightness in the low back, between the shoulder blades, and across the tops of the shoulders. Radiating pain and numbness or tingling in the arms or legs can also be a result of spinal muscle weakness.
The Med-X machines are designed to identify specific spinal muscle weakness and strengthen them in a safe and comfortable manner. As strength progressively increases, a reduction in back and neck pain, as well as improved motion are the results. The speed with which you see results depends on the magnitude of your initial strength deficit. Results can typically be seen with six to eight strength training sessions, done twice weekly, that take only 2-3 minutes each to complete..
Eighty percent (80%) of the population will at some point suffer a back or neck injury, or experience back or neck pain. One of the negative effects of a back or neck injury, or simply having back or neck pain, is weakening of the neck and back core muscles. Med-X strengthening can be critical in managing chronic neck and back pain.
Your core neck and back muscles stabilize your spine and effectively create a stable base from which all of your movement begins. Therefore, the comfort with which you move is often directly linked to the strength of your neck and back core muscles. Maximizing your neck and back strength results in greater freedom of movement and less pain with daily activities.
Weakness in the spinal support muscles can lead to increased injuries that can occur when doing even simple things like bending forward or turning your head quickly. By strengthening your spinal support system, it allows you to do both the simplest and most complex tasks with significantly less risk of injury. Normalized back and neck strength can be maintained with as little as 1 to 2 Med-X exercise sessions per month.
Your first 15-minute session consists of testing either your low back or neck strength using the Med-X technology. A review of your test results occurs immediately upon completing your test. Subsequent 15-minute sessions begin with low back or neck-specific warm up exercises followed by performing your 2 to 3-minute Med-X strength training exercise. Med-X exercise sessions are completed with your choice of targeted stretching performed by a Healthy Beings team member, strengthening exercises for accessory muscles, or a "mechanical" massage.
Like the initial Standard Med-X session, the initial 30-minute, Combination Med-X session includes baseline Med-X strength testing and review of your test results. Subsequent Med-X Combination sessions include targeted warm up exercises for your back and neck, and both neck and back Med-X strengthening exercises. Combination sessions also conclude with your choice of targeted stretching performed by a Healthy Beings team member, strength training of accessory muscle groups, or "mechanical" massage.
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