Thirty-one million Americans have low back pain at any given time. One half of all working Americans admit to having back symptoms each year. One third of all Americans over age 18 had a back problem in the past five years severe enough for them to seek professional help. And the cost of this care is estimated to be a staggering $50 Billion yearly–and that’s just for the more easily identified costs!.
These are just some of the astounding facts about Americans and their miserable backs! Is there any wonder why some experts estimate that as many as 80% of all of us will experience a back problem at some time in our lives?
Because back problems are this common it’s probably going to happen to you too! Shouldn’t you find out what to do about it before it happens rather than after? Why wait until you’re hurting to learn about your treatment options?
Chronic pain in the neck and low back may, in many cases, be due to weakened, deconditioned muscles in the low back. We have all heard of the advice for us to “strengthen your low back.” But how does one accomplish this? It is very difficult for one to strengthen the low back because many other larger muscle groups try to work their way in, effectively allowing one to “cheat” during these strengthening exercises. For example, roman chair and back extension exercise machines available in most gyms allow you cheat by using hamstring muscles (which run along the back of the thighs) and gluteus muscles (buttocks) to push through the movement. During these exercises, the smaller muscles of the spine, for the most part, are held in a stationary position, as the hamstrings and gluteal muscles do their work, and get stronger. The goal of any effective low back routine is to essentially eliminate all other muscle groups.
This is where our patented MedX Core Lumbar Strength Machine comes in. Only the Core Lumbar Strength features a patented and effective pelvic restraint system that keeps gluteus and hamstring muscles from interfering with the targeted spinal exercise area. This provides isolation of the lumbar spine muscles, increases stability and allows for specific, intensive strengthening in one of the body’s most vital and vulnerable areas. Regular use of The Core Lumbar Strength may help prevent injuries, remedy chronic back pain, and contribute to disc hydration.
Get strong to the core with our specially designed Core Program. We will effectively and efficiently work your low back, oblique and abdominal muscles once per week through three exercises.