SPINE STRENGTHENING (MEDX)
Gold Standard for treating and reducing chronic back pain and dysfunction through specific spinal strengthening.
Back & Neck Solutions
GOLD STANDARD IN SPINAL CONDITIONING
Healthy Beings has developed a low back and neck strengthening program utilizing both the MedX Lumbar and Cervical medical machines.
MedX is 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 and limited function. 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. MedX strengthening programs are available for both the low back and neck.
How MedX Reduces Pain
SPINAL WEAKNESS IS THE #1 CAUSE OF PAIN
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 MedX 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.
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.
Med-X Session - What's Included?
Your first 30-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 30-minute sessions begin with low back or neck-specific warm up exercises followed by performing your 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.
"Combination" Med-X Sessions - What's Included?
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.
Med-X Spinal Research
Resistance Training For Low Back
The strength of the low back to move from a flexed to straight position was tested for several people before and after doing the strengthening program. The results showed over 150% strength improvement in 10 weeks.
Testing and Strengthening of Neck Muscles
This study shows that the Med-X equipment for the neck is very reliable when testing strength at various angles. It also showed a significant increase in strength when people used the machine once a week for 10 weeks.
The American Journal of Sports Medicine Vol 19, No 6 1991
Partial Low Back Motion Strengthening
Study showed that when back motion is limited while strength training, the muscles grow stronger through the full range of motion. This means if you have limited low back motion throughout the entire range of motion.
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Vol 19, No 6 1991
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