Back and neck pain can have many different causes and are categorized anatomically into: neck pain, middle back pain, and lower back pain. Research shows that specific spinal strengthening exercises done using lumbar and cervical extension equipment lead to targeted relief from the back and neck pain.
Reconditioning of the spinal structures and their supporting muscles through isolated strengthening exercises provides relief from the chronic neck and back pain.
Back in Power utilizes functional restoration and our highly specialized lumbar and cervical extension machines to create a custom workout for you. Functional restoration is a comprehensive rehabilitation program for chronic spine pain sufferers that incorporates an active approach to the treatment of chronic neck and back pain to reduce pain and the need for treatments.
Why is functional restoration the best treatment for back and neck pain?
The primary goals of this program are to:
- decrease pain
- improve range of motion
- improve muscular strength
- return the patient to normal function.
Research shows that reaching normal levels of low back strength alleviates symptoms in 80% of low back or neck pain patients. The functional restoration program also incorporates general strength and fitness improvement activities that are supervised by an exercise specialist to ensure the patient's safety and progress.
What will my functional restoration program consist of?
Once you have been evaluated, an individualized treatment plan will be formulated to meet your specific needs. If you are determined to be appropriate for our functional restoration program, you will be seen two times per week for an average of eight to twelve weeks.
Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes. During each visit, you will participate in the following activities:
- Flexibility Enhancement Exercises
- Protocol-driven, computer-monitored strengthening
- Education in proper posture, body mechanics and lifting techniques
- General strengthening using ergonomically designed exercise machines
- Cardiovascular conditioning program
Who is a candidate?
This program can be customized to treat anyone suffering from most lumbar or cervical problems including disk herniation, degenerative disk disease, arthritis, spondylolisthesis, osteoporosis, stenosis, sciatica, and numerous other spinal problems. Those who experience recurring episodes of back or neck pain and/or decreased function lasting six weeks or longer are prime candidates.
What can functional restoration do for me?
Functional restoration can free you from chronic back pain. Through our scientifically proven Back in Power program, you may resume a normal, active lifestyle without worrying about your back.
Our goal is to get you back to doing the things you love. Without chronic pain, you can enjoy an active, fun-filled life (even get better sleep)!