What is a MedX machine?

MedX™ is a brand of advanced rehabilitative equipment designed specifically for the isolation and treatment of chronic back pain and dysfunction. Developed by Arthur Jones, the founder of Nautilus exercise equipment, MedX™ is considered the “Gold Standard” for treating and reducing back pain.

What is MedX lumbar extension machine?

The MedX Medical Lumbar Extension Machine is a special piece of equipment that measures how strong the muscles of your back are, and a gym machine that builds the muscles of your lower back. Research shows that it is the best, safest and most effective way to measure and build back strength.

How can I increase my lumbar extension?

Standing Lumbar Extension

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Place your hands on the small of your back.
  3. Slowly bend your spine back as far as you comfortably can.
  4. Hold the end position for a few seconds, then return to a fully upright position.
  5. Repeat for 10 repetitions.

What are lumbar extensions?

5 The lumbar extension places stress and pressure on the backside of your intervertebral discs, those soft, squishy shock absorbers in your spine. By bending backward and pressing against the discs, you may be able to slightly press them away from your spinal canal and nerves.

What are spinal erectors?

The erector spinae muscles are a group of long muscles that originate near the sacrum and extend vertically up the length of the back. The erector spinae muscles lie on each side of the vertebral column and extend alongside the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical sections of the spine.

Are back extensions bad for you?

Back extension Repeatedly flexing your lower back under a load can cause injury to the lumbar discs, and the rigid position the machine holds you in doesn’t allow your core, glutes, and hamstrings to contract as they should to protect you.

What helps lower back pain in the elderly?

6 things you can do to ease back pain

  1. Be more physically active. “Motion is lotion” for the spine, notes spine specialist E.
  2. Do physical therapy. Physicians can prescribe a back-healthy exercise program to help you gain strength, and improve balance and flexibility.
  3. Take medications.
  4. Apply cold.
  5. Apply heat.
  6. Rest up.

What do the spinal erectors do?

The erector spinae muscles lie on each side of the vertebral column and extend alongside the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical sections of the spine. The erector spinae muscles function to straighten the back and provide for side-to-side rotation. An injury or strain to these muscles may cause back spasms and pain.

What makes MedX the best fitness equipment company?

Incorporated into every MedX product are decades of experience and millions of dollars of independent, university-based research. MedX is the most technologically advanced fitness, sports and medical/rehabilitation equipment available.

How does MedX resistance work for weight training?

MedX products achieve training efficiency through resistance curves matched to tested and proven strength profiles. They operate at a very low level of friction and offer a choice of resistance in 2-pound increments, ensuring a weight that is just right – not too heavy and not too light – for rapid and steady progress.

What kind of warranty does MedX equipment have?

Engineering excellence and quality components mean that MedX equipment requires virtually no maintenance other than cleaning, and is backed by a 5-year warranty on moving parts and a 10-year warranty on the frame.