As a result of completing more than one million spinal patient visits since 1992, we have learned a lot about the nature of persistent back and neck pain. We have learned what works and what does not work. We have learned what over 100 scientific medical articles and decades of clinical outcomes say about the treatment protocols we use today. Together, we can change the way back and neck pain is treated using non-surgical, evidence-based and outcome-driven guidelines.
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MedX™ technology – Specific, isolated, muscle strengthening is a cornerstone of the Dynamic Rehabilitation treatment approach. MedX™, the most researched spinal rehabilitation device in history, is recognized as the gold standard in rehabilitation equipment. MedX™ is the only spinal rehabilitation equipment in the world capable of specifically isolating, testing, and rehabilitating injured or weakened muscles of the spine. MedX™ does this by stabilizing the cervical (neck) or lumbar (lower back) areas so it can isolate the proper muscles with focused, effective strengthening exercise—a key to better health. This $50,000 piece of equipment cannot be found in your local gym or traditional physical therapy offices.
Decades of exercise science research in musculoskeletal strength, endurance, and performance lead the way—with documented results. We precisely measure and monitor your rehabilitation exercises for these benchmarks. That's how we can confidently report over 1,000,000 successful spinal patient visits, and counting!
HOW THE TECHNOLOGY WORKS
MedX™: Stabilized, targeted treatment
We know if you isolate and exercise the injured muscles of the spine, most pain can be treated successfully.
The only way to isolate these muscles is using state-of-the-art MedX™ rehabilitation equipment. In the lower body, it uniquely prevents pelvic rotation during exercise rehabilitation, essential for effective treatment:
Watch our video to see how this practical treatment works to dramatically improve the structural integrity of your spine, freeing you to pursue the lifestyle you enjoy.
Unstabilized rehabilitation treatments
Many physical rehabilitation methods simply strengthen muscles using common fitness equipment—but which muscles? If the pelvis is allowed to rotate (right), larger muscle groups such as the hamstrings and gluteals will compensate for weaker low back muscles. The result?—you are missing the mark in strengthening the deeper spine muscles that are at the root of most back and neck pain.
Patient undergoing MedX technology treatment.
Our hope is not only to help you find relief now, but also to give you tools for continued good health. That's why we employ the McKenzie™ Method, a philosophy of active patient treatment that emphasizes injury intervention and prevention. We take you through a sequence of maneuvers and measure three things at each session's beginning and end—how you feel, and the effect on your motions and function. Your favorable or unfavorable responses to each maneuver help guide the exercises we prescribe at each step to bring about increasingly less pain, more movement and better function. You'll come away not only stronger and healthier, but empowered with valuable life-long pain management and prevention skills.
Our neck program has been extremely successful with more than four out of five patients in such areas as:
Migraine sufferers are finding relief as well. Migraine sufferers commonly have altered neck posture or reduced range of motion, and it is estimated that 64 percent of migraine attacks involve neck pain.
Not all neck problems can be resolved without surgery. But medical experts now believe even when surgery is required, post-surgical rehabilitation greatly increases the chances of a successful operation by reconditioning the surrounding muscles.
Neuromuscular Therapy is an extremely effective method of locating and relieving persistent pain quickly to give you the boost you need to start or continue working on your strength training. Our neuromuscular therapists deliver a combination of deep tissue work, trigger point release and myofacial release
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How is the treatment program at Dynamic different and better than other methods?
Helping people with persistent back and neck pain is ALL we do! All of our expertise, research and resources are focused on the best treatment in this area, and we are very good at it as our track record shows—we've been successful with most patients completing our program, regardless of their initial diagnosis or past unsuccessful treatments.
The power of six disciplines working together in our core treatment plan to deliver unparalleled success:
Documented proof. No other spinal soft tissue injury treatment has this quantity of accessible, objective documentation to prove its success, including over 100 scientific medical articles and decades of clinical outcomes.
Added benefits of our proactive philosophy. Being proactive in your health means we not only help bring you freedom from persistent neck or back pain, but our program also helps strengthen muscles to improve range of motion, flexibility and endurance and to provide a healthy spine, which results in more benefits:
Patient undergoing McKenzie therapy.
How long before I will see an improvement?
Because many of you have had pain for so long and have been through so many failed treatments, you're a bit skeptical and impatient. We understand. It's important to know that no two patients respond the same to treatment, even though symptoms and causes of pain may be similar. Some will start feeling better almost immediately; others may take a few weeks. While people will respond at different rates, it's important to know that most patients will experience improvements in range of motion, strength and function, which will result in elimination or reduction of pain and/or symptoms.
Why is MedX™ technology so special and different?
It's tested, documented, proven to work.
MedX™ ™ is extensively documented in treatment of spinal soft tissue injuries. MedX™ is the only technology that specifically isolates, tests, strengthens and rehabilitates the weakened muscles that surround the spine through the full spinal range of motion. When exercising with any other equipment, larger muscle groups compensate for weakened muscles surrounding the spine. The only way to treat the problem of pain and dysfunction is to get to its structural injury and isolate it. No other spinal rehabilitation device tests for multiple positions. This enables MedX™ to get a precise and accurate picture of the strength of the spine to maximize rehabilitation.
The most researched spinal rehabilitation device available
MedX™ is the only technology that has utilization guidelines promoting and ensuring correct use of the system, developed by a committee of well-respected spine researchers. MedX™ technology is the most researched and published spinal rehabilitation device available. It is the only system providing objective testing and rehabilitation of neuromusculoskeletal conditions resulting in mechanical lumbar (back) and cervical (neck) pain.
Strengthening leads to less pain, better movement
Once the spinal muscles are rehabilitated, patients start using them again in their daily activities which helps maintain the strength, range of motion and endurance achieved in our program. Improved strength, range of motion and endurance typically lead to reduced pain and related symptoms.
Why is the McKenzie Method™ so important in spinal rehabilitation?
At Dynamic Rehabilitation, we use the McKenzie™ Method as a core part of our rehabilitation, a philosophy of active patient treatment that emphasizes injury intervention and prevention. It gets back to the heart of our mission, to see you get better and to give you practical skills to keep you healthy for the long term.
Also known as mechanical diagnosis and therapy, McKenzie is based on a consistent "cause and effect" relationship between mechanical forces and your pain responses to them, which are often accompanied by a change in motion or function. McKenzie allows us to effectively help patients with pain or symptoms radiating into their arms or legs. It provides a "pain map" to reverse the symptoms from the limbs and centralize it to the problem source area where the cause of the problem is then treated.
McKenzie™ therapy together with MedX™ strengthening and isolated motion of the lumbar and cervical spine is a powerful treatment combination.
Are post surgical patients good candidates?
Absolutely. If you are still experiencing pain or physical limitations after back or neck surgery, the MedX™ rehabilitation program may help you overcome these issues. In fact, we partner with a large number of surgeons and hospitals who refer both pre- and post-surgical patients to the Dynamic program.
After surgery, a key to your rapid healing is starting a rehabilitation process that directly engages the affected area. This is what the MedX™ therapy is designed to do. The benefits of MedX™ are many, and include early mobilization of affected muscles, pain reduction, minimized scar tissue in injured area, minimized shortening of muscles, increased range of motion, shortened recovery time, reduced persistent disability and reduced psychological barriers to recovery.
Do you treat migraine headaches?
There are many "triggers" of migraine headaches, such as bright light, alcohol, lack of sleep, and hormones, among others. But migraine triggers do not deal with the underlying cause for migraines. That can be more difficult to pinpoint.
One thing we know is that migraine sufferers commonly have poor neck posture or reduced range of motion. And it is estimated that 64 percent of migraine attacks involve neck pain. If your migraines are associated with neck pain, our program may offer effective treatment.
If you're unsure about your migraine source, we are pleased to help you determine that at your initial evaluation to see if our program is right for you.
Can Dynamic help me with a herniated disc, or do I need surgery?
What are some common misperceptions about low back pain?
When doctors refer patients to Dynamic, how is a patient's progress monitored?
Our treatment program is supervised by a team of specialists including board-certified medical doctors, licensed physical therapists specially trained in the McKenzie™ Method as well as physical therapist assistants and athletic trainers. These medical professionals follow strict outcomes-based protocols in treating, monitoring, evaluating and reporting a patient's progress.
I didn't see my question on the FAQ. Now what?
We want you to have all the answers you need to make an informed decision about where and how to have your back or neck pain treated. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us via email us at email@example.com or by calling 1-888-DYNAMIC (396-2642) or (248)649-2323.