WHAT IS MEDX?
WHY IS MEDX SO EFFECTIVE?
WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT CONSIST OF?
WHERE DOES THE MEDX COME FROM?
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OF MEDX SPINAL REHABILITATION?
Regardless of initial diagnosis or original injury, if you have had back pain symptoms for more than 6 weeks or recurrently over a longer period, you are likely to develop weakness and instability to the spine. This weakness is the major factor in most chronic back conditions. At Welsh Back we specialise in specific intensive strengthening treatment that has been proven to restore, strength and stability to the spine which reduces or eliminates pain and returns patients to a full and active life.
What is MedX?
MedX is computerised medical equipment which tests the strength of patient’s lumbar extensor muscles that support the spine, tests the range of motion of the lumbar spine, and delivers specific and highly accurate results. MedX® equipment is the only tool that truly isolates the lumbar extensors for testing and rehabilitation. Isolating a movement provides a safe and effective environment in which to apply basic principles of progression and overload to combat and reverse the deconditioning effects of chronic low back pain. This type of environment helps to re-establish confidence in a patient to use their lower back muscles.
The human neuromuscular system adapts to disuse. If an area of the body is painful the neuromuscular system learns new patterns of contraction to produce movement, thus alienating the injured muscle. Effective rehabilitation must prevent alienation or re-educate the neuromuscular system properly. As a result of the increase in muscle strength, the lower lumbar spine becomes supported which in turn leads to a decrease in, or elimination of low back pain.
Why is MedX So Effective?
Over 16 years of research were put in to prove that normally when we move our backs we scarcely use our back muscles at all! Instead we use our strong thigh muscles and buttocks muscles. As a consequence to this our back muscles get terribly weak from under use. MedX® prevents pelvic rotation during treatment which takes the use of the strong thigh muscles and buttocks, out of the movement, isolating the weak lumbar muscles in the spine.
What Does The Treatment Consist of?
At Welsh Back we follow the MedX protocol of a 12 week rehabilitation program, which comprises of an initial isometric test followed by 16 treatment sessions. For the first month, you will visit us twice a week, thereafter once a week until completion.
Where Does The MedX Come From?
MedX medical equipment is manufactured in the United States by the MedX Corporation. The company’s goal was to create a meaningful tool for testing human functional ability and muscular strength. After 16 years of research and several million dollars in development, the MedX Lumbar Extensor Machine was perfected.
Additional Benefits of MedX Spinal Rehabilitation
As part of the 12 week rehabilitation course, a total body conditioning program is introduced. This helps the coordination of all the body’s main muscles; aiding performance of everyday tasks which otherwise maybe difficult or painful. Stemming from this, improved posture and increased muscular strength will be achieved, and you will find yourself standing taller. All of these gains will lead to a much better quality of life.
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