Millions of Americans are adversely impacted by back and neck pain each year. Studies show that, at one point or another, approximately 80% of the U.S. population will be affected by back pain. Back aches and back pain may occur for a variety of reasons. Most people experience back pain as a result of sprains/strains, injuries, lifting improperly, or sitting for prolonged periods. While there are a lot of options available to treat back pain, many of these only address the symptoms and don’t target the actual cause of your pain. Our physical therapists find the actual causes of your back pain, which may include muscle weakness, poor movement, and poor spinal coordination.
Neck pain is also very common and can generate pain or limited mobility in the shoulder, arm, or hand. Headaches and even migraines are often triggered by an underlying neck problem. For example, many patients complain of aches or tenderness in the neck, and sometimes shooting, sharp pains in nearby areas. Often, the primary problems causing your neck pain are tightened muscles and poor posture from daily stress, sitting at computers, and inactivity.
MedX– Medical Exercise Equipment
NURTURING YOUR BACK & NECK BACK TO HEALTH
Fit 4 Life in Tampa, FL specializes in the treatment and prevention of lower back & neck pain. Almost all chronic spinal pain is the result of structural weakness. With a 95% success rate, Fit 4 Life offers a spinal rehabilitation program featuring MedX Medical and Exercise equipment; designed to dramatically strengthen your back and neck. Fit 4 Life’s proven methods can help you increase spinal strength by 100% or more in just two session per week for up to 12 weeks.Fit 4 Life replaces the old approach to treating symptoms and pain with medication, and offers a professionally supervised program that increase your activity level and strength of the injured area. This advanced approach for treatment of chronic spine problems is generating success worldwide.
INTENSIVE, SPECIFIC EXERCISE
Recent studies performed by a team of scientists from the University of Florida and the University of California reveal that back pain can be prevented and controlled through intensive and specific strength training.
Headaches and neck pain plague two thirds of the population. Since neck pain mostly originates from muscular weakness, fatigue, and injuries, strengthening of the muscles helps to stabilize the cervical spine. Fit 4 Life presents relief in the form of a safe and effective workout on the MedX cervical extension machine. With the constant assistance of your licensed physical therapist or personal trainer, you perform full range of motion exercises on resistance mechanisms.
At Fit 4 Life you work out on computerized machines created for exercising specific areas of the back through intense full range motion movements. Muscles play a vital role in lower back disorders. Strengthening these important muscles, including muscles of the hips, thighs, abdominal area, and muscles that extend the lumbar spine, results in profound pain relief. Typical extension curves generated by lumbar extensor muscles are shown. A patient with chronic low back pain typically displays an altered strength curve. Computerized rehabilitation with the MedX Lumbar Extension Machine relieves pain and returns the strength curve to normal. These curves are similar with the cervical extension machine.The MedX Lumbar Extension Machine provides totally isolated testing and rehabilitation for the muscles extending the lumbar spine. Force imposed against bottom of feet is redirected by the restraint system to the pelvis, preventing unwanted movements.
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