Spinal Rehabilitation - MedX Medical Lumbar Extension

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Spinal Rehabilitation - MedX Medical Lumbar Extension

The MedX Medical Lumbar Extension machine is uniquely designed to isolate and strengthen the muscle groups in the lower back that support the lumbar spine. Through the use of a patented restraint system, compound weight stack, and adjustable counterweight, the MedX Lumbar Extension machine enables isometric testing and dynamic exercise & strengthening activities throughout the patient’s “pain-free” range of motion (ROM). With more than 40 documented clinical trials and published research studies as well as over 250,000 patients treated since its inception, the MedX Lumbar Extension machine is one of the most well documented and frequently researched pieces of clinical rehabilitation equipment worldwide.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), low back pain is one of the most prevalent chronic conditions in the United States affecting more than 50% of working Americans at an estimated annual treatment cost of $88 billion. As the number of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) cases continue to increase, the MedX Lumbar Extension machine offers a non-surgical approach to alleviating low back pain through a specialized treatment program that is tailored for each patient.

We are the only clinic in the Chicagoland area that offers the MedX 

Medical Lumbar Extension Unit for lumbar spine rehabilitation.  Upon completion of a course of treatment using the MedX, our patients experience significantly less back pain, or no back pain at all, feel much stronger, feelt able to return to activities that they had not been able to perform for years, and report they are more confident that they will not fall victim to back pain ever again.


  1. Isolates and strengthens the muscle groups that support the lumbar spine by restraining the torso, pelvis, legs, and feet during testing and exercise.
  2. Measures a patient's full “pain-free” range of motion (ROM) from maximum extension to maximum flexion.  Includes isometric testing capabilities with the ability to quantitatively measure the strength of a patient at standarized test points within the patient's ROM.
  3. Delivers customized and tailored dynamic exercise program that is designed to safely and incrementally strengthen a patient's lower back muscles while also increasing range of motion using 15-minute weekly sessions over an 8-12 week treatment period.
  4. Generates clinical Isometric Test & Dynamic Exercise reports using the MedX Rehab software platform.