In chronic conditions these spinal muscles become deconditioned and weak. This causes excessive pressure to be put on the passive structures of the spine such as the facet joints and discs. If this progressive weakness is allowed to persist then the passive structures become degenerative and can often proceed on to failure, for example a bulged or herniated disc or facet joint arthropathy amongst many other back conditions.
Sore backs are weak backs and weak backs become sorer backs. MedX breaks this cycle and strengthens your back. Regardless of diagnosis, more than 80% of our chiropractors’ patients report significant and sustained improvement as a result of our treatment.
MedX Medical Lumbar Rehab Machine completely isolates low back extensor muscles which need to be strong to relieve low back pain, and other exercises do not. If you want big strong biceps, you need to isolate your biceps by doing bicep curls. If you do push-ups you will get strong triceps and pectoral muscles, but even though you are using your arms, you will not get bigger stronger biceps. Likewise, if you don’t isolate your back extensor muscles, other stronger muscles, like your gluts and hamstrings, will take over for the weak back extensor muscles and the strong will get stronger, while the weak back muscles will stay weak, and you will not get relief of your low back pain. Even exercises commonly done to strengthen the back extensors like dead lifts and Roman Chair exercises, do not significantly strengthen the back.
The MedX Medical Lumbar Rehab Machine isolates your lumbar extensor muscles by tightly holding your legs and pelvis in a position that eliminates them from helping your back muscles, forcing your back extensor muscles to do all the work. By isolating them in this manner, they quickly regain lost strength, and most people, get relief of their low back pain.
As well, when you have chronic low back pain your back muscles typically are in spasm, preventing your back from moving very well. When you use the MedX Medical Lumbar Machine, you are ‘forced’ to move your lower back. This movement feels good; just like if you hurt your elbow or knee, you move it back and forth to ‘work it out’ because it feels good.
The movement your low back goes through on the MedX Medical Lumbar Machine, usually increases your range of motion (the amount your back is able to move) and also causes pumping of fluids into your discs and lubricates the joints. This helps your body heal injured spinal tissue which is another reason this machine is able to relieve back pain.
From these measures (and your medical history), the experts at Alberta Back and Neck Rehab & Sports Injuries Clinic can accurately determine a safe and effective level of work for your spine on the MedX equipment. You then proceed onto the MedX Dynamic Exercise part of your treatment. Start your MedX Lumbar Back Program today. Call our office to set up an appointment.
Evidence Based Practice
Over 100 published medical journal articles show the MedX Medical Lumbar Machine is the best way to rehab your back, and in doing so, has been shown to be very effective at relieving chronic back pain, decreasing osteoporosis, and preventing surgery.
Not everyone gets relief of low back pain using the MedX Machine, but about 76% of people do, according to a study of 895 consecutive patients followed for one year. However, we know that for sure, if you use the MedX Machine and do the work for a couple minutes, once or twice a week, you will rebuild the strength of your lumbar extensor muscles, and this is always a good thing. Studies show if your back muscles are strong it will help prevent future injuries, and help you heal faster and better, no matter what other treatment you might need, even if you eventually require surgery (which very few people need). As well, the medical research shows that strength gains made on the MedX Medical Lumbar Machine are maintained for two to five years.
I had tried acupuncture and physiotherapy, and I had looked into most other treatments for my pain, before finding out about the DRX 9000. Basically, I haven’t had leg or back pain since the second decompression treatment. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
I ended up with 2 herniated discs, L4 & L5, and hadn’t worked for three months. It was very debilitating. Within two weeks of starting DRX treatments, I was doing really well. I am really tickled with the results.
Before I went to Alberta Back and Neck Rehab & Sports Injuries Clinic, I had low back pain and severe sciatica pain shooting down my leg, all the way to my calf. I went in to see Dr. Oliphant, and signed up for treatment on the DRX program. Within the first two treatments, my pain was immediately reduced to 3/10. By the time I was done the full 20 treatments, my pain was down between 0.5/10 and 0/10, and has remained. Now I do all the athletic activities I did before, but now I don’t take any of them for granted!