Back and Neck Therapy

Top spine physicians and surgeons agree that spinal strengthening and postural re-education is the most effective treatment for most cases of chronic back or neck pain.  The MRI images below illustrate how a deconditioned spine is weak and unstable such that a small movement like bending to pick up the newspaper can cause an event of acute spinal pain.  A strong, flexible spine effectively supports weight and movement and is much more resilient when overstressed, so you won't feel that achy fatigue as the day wears on.

The dark areas around the vertebrae show atrophied muscles and fatty infiltration.
You can see how the healthy muscle tissue in this image "hug" and support the spine.
Unhealthy Spine Healthy Spine


At Back to Health our treatment programs incorporate use of MedX equipment as part of our spinal strengthening program. The exercise works to increase range of motion, bone density, and facilitates the normal a pumping action to promote disc hydration and healing. Many methods of treating back or neck problems offer temporary relief, MedX spinal strengthening can provide long term benefit. A surgical solution to back and neck pain is usually indicated in a very small percentage of cases, instead spinal surgeons usually recommend that their patients try exercise-based physical therapy first.

The MedX cervical extension offers the same benefits for the cervical spine.  Peer reviewed medical journals establishing the long term effectiveness of physical therapy programs that incorporate the use of MedX can be found here: medxonline.com/articles.php

The following video explains and demonstrates how physical therapy that incorporates strengthening on the MedX Lumber extension helps patients recover from chronic back pain:  
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What People Are Saying:


"I'm back in Fort Lauderdale after 3,275 miles of driving and feeling great! I can't thank you enough for all you have taught me and for making my pain go away. I want you to know that you 'saved me' from another back surgery or at least I believe that's what would have happened if I hadn't found you."  Thank you card from Robert G.

When I came to Back to Health I had terrible low back pain and pain rediating down my right leg. After 11 visits to Back to Health, my pain was gone.  I was discharged from therapy over one year ago and am still going strong with the exercises you taught me to maintain a healthy back.  My husband is a doctor of internal medicine and he is very impressed. Arlene E.

"Thank you Back to Health. From thinking I would never play golf again to being back on the course better than ever!  Your back rehab therapy and maintenance program  has provided me with the tools I need to do my job as a golf teaching pro and enjoy an active lifestyle, plus the staff is the best!"
Gary Axelrod, Director of Golf, Boca Woods Country Club

Prior to going to Back to Health I had a six year history of chronic back pain.  As a dentist I am standing and bending over over a lot and it was really taking a toll on me.  In the past I tried many other types of therapy and this is the only on that worked."  Thomas O'Neil, Dentist