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MedX Healthy Back research papers

Clinical Published Research:

More than 75 peer-reviewed medical journal articles have been published to confirm
that MedX’s proprietary technology can materially decrease chronic spine-related
pain issues, restore spinal function, reduce or eliminate the need for ongoing care,
and improve patients quality of life.

Long Term Healthy Back Benefits

One Lumbar Extension Training Session per Week Is Sufficient for Strength Gains and Reductions in Pain in Patients Chronic Low Back Pain Ergonomics

Stewart Bruce-Low, Dave Smith, Scott Burnet, James Fisher, Gary Bissell, and
Leonie Webster

The Clinical Effects of Intensive,  Specific Exercise on Chronic Low-Back Pain: A Controlled Study of 895
Consecutive

Patients with One Year Follow-Up

Brian W. Nelson, MD, Mike Hogan, PT, Elizabeth O’Reilly, RN, Joseph A. Wegner,
MD, MPH, Mark Miller, PT, Charles Kelly, MD

Low Back Pain

Muscle – In Rehabilitation of the Spine: Science and Practice

Michael L. Pollock, PhD, James E. Graves, PhD, David M. Carpenter, MS, Daniel
Foster, MS, Scott H. Leggett, MS, Michael N. Fulton,
MD

Basic Science of Spine-Associated Tissues

Nonoperative Spine Care Centers Present New Ancillary Service, Quality Patient Care

Tina DiMarcantonio

Orthopedics Today

Lumbar Strengthening in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients

Sherry V. Risch, PhD, Nancy K. Norvell, PhD, Michael L. Pollock, PhD, Edward
D. Risch, MD, Howard Langer, RPT, Michael Fulton, MD, James E. Graves,
PhD, Scott H. Leggett, MS

Spine

A Preliminary Report on the Effect of Measured Strength Training in Adolescent
Idiopathic Scoliosis

Vert Mooney, Jennifer Gulick, Robert Pozos

Journal of Spinal Disorders

A Rational Approach to the Treatment of Low Back Pain

Brian W. Nelson, MD

The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine

Back in Shape

Michael L. Pollock, PhD, James E. Graves, PhD

Changes in Isometric Strength and Range of Motion of the Isolated Cervical Spine
After Eight Weeks of Clinical Rehabilitation

Thomas R. Highland, MD, Thomas E. Dreisinger, PhD, Laura L. Vie, BeD, Garth
S. Russell, MD

Spine

Comparison of Female Geriatric Lumbar Extension Strength

Bryon Holmes, Scott Leggett, Vert Mooney, Jean
Nichols, Scott Negri, An Hoeyberghs

Journal of Spinal Disorders

Comparison of Two Restraint Systems for Pelvic Stabilization during Isometric Lumbar
Extension Strength Testing

James E. Graves, PhD, Scott H. Leggett, MS, Cecily K. Fix, MS, Dan N. Foster,
MS, Michael L. Pollock, PhD, David M. Carpenter, MS

JOSPT

Correlation Between the MRI Changes in the Lumbar
Multifidus Muscles and Leg Pain

DF Kader, D. Wardlaw, FW Smith

Clinical Radiology

CT Imaging of Trunk Muscles in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients and Healthy
Control Subjects

Lieven, A. Danneels, Guy G. Vanderstraeten, Dirk C. Cambier, Erik E. Witvrouw,
Hugo J. De Cuyper

European Spine Journal

Differences in Electromyographic Activity in the Multifidus Muscle and the
Iliocostalis Lumborum Between Healthy Subjects and Patients with Sub-Acute
and Chronic Low Back Pain

LA Danneels, PL Coorevits, AM Cools, GG Vanderstraeten, DC Cambier, EE Witvrouw,
HJ De Cuyper

European Spine Journal

Effect of 12 and 20 Weeks of Resistance Training on Lumbar Extension Torque
Production

David M. Carpenter, Dan Foster, James E. Graves, Bryon Holmes, Michael L.
Pollock, Michael N. Fulton, Scott H. Geggett

Basic Science of Spine-Associated Tissues

Effect of Focused Strength Training After Low Back Injury

V. Mooney, L. Matheson, D. Holmes, S. Leggett, J. Grant, S. Negri, B. Holmes

Effect of Reduced Training Frequency and Detraining on Lumbar Extension Strength

Jacqueline T. Tucci, MS, David M. Carpenter, MS, Michael L. Pollock, PhD, James
E. Graves, PhD, Scott H. Leggett,
MS

Spine

Effect of Resistance Training on Lumbar Extension Strength

Michael L. Pollock, PhD, Scott H. Leggett, MS, James E. Graves, PhD, Arthur
Jones, Michael Fulton, MD, Joe Cirulli

The American Journal of Sports Medicine

Effect of Resistance Training Volume on Strength and Muscle Thickness

David B. Starkey, William F. Brechue, Michael L. Pollock, James
E. Graves, Yoshi Ishida, Matthew S. Feigenbaum, Michael A. Welsch

Medicine & Science in Sports & Medicine

Effect of Training Frequency and Specificity on Isometric Lumbar Extension Strength

James E. Graves, PhD, Michael L. Pollock, PhD, Dan Foster, BS, Scott H. Leggett,
MS, David M. Carpenter, MS, Rosemaria Vuoso, MS, Arthur Jones

Spine

Effects of Isolated Lumbar Extension Resistance Training
on Bone Mineral Density of the Elderly

M.L. Pollock, FACSM, D. Lowenthal, L. Gazarella, M.N. Fulton, J.E. Graves, FACSM,
D. Foster, D.M. Carpenter, J. Tucci, S.H. Leggett, R.R. Mananquil

American College of Sports Medicine

Effects of Pelvic Stabilization on Lumbar Muscle Activity During Dynamic Exercise

Jun G. San Juan, James A. Yaggie, Susan Levy, Vert Mooney, Brian Udermann, John M. Mayer

Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Effects of Three Different Training Modalities on the Cross Sectional Area of
the Lumbar Multifidus

LA Danneels, GG Vanderstraeten, DC Cambier, EE Witvrouw, J Bourgois, W. Dankaerts,
HJ De Cuyper

British Journal of Sports Medicine

Electromyographic Analysis of Four Techniques for Isometric
Trunk Muscle Exercises

Osamu Shirado, MD, Toshikazu Ito, RPT, Kiyoshi Kaneda, MD, Thomas E. Strax,
MD

Arch Phys Med Rehabil

Frequency and Volume of Resistance Training

Michael L. Pollock, PhD, James E. Graves, PhD, Marcas M. Bamman, MS, Scott H.
Leggett, MS, David M. Carpenter, MS, Cecily Carr, MS, Joe Cirulli, Jan
Matkozich, Michael Fulton, MD

Arch Phys Med Rehabil

Isometric Torso Rotation Strength

Pamela L. DeMichele, MS, Michael L. Pollock, PhD, James E. Graves, PhD, Daniel
N. Foster, MS, David Carpenter, MS, Linda Garzarella, MS, William Brechue,
PhD, Michael Fulton, MD

Arch Phys Med Rehabil

Low Back Strengthening for the Prevention and Treatment of Low Back Pain

David M. Carpenter and Brian W. Nelson

Medicine & Science in Sports & Medicine

Pelvic Stabilization During Resistance Training: Its Effect on the Development
of Lumbar Extension Strength

James E. Graves, PhD, Dina C. Webb, MS, PT, Michael L. Pollock, PhD, Jan Matkozich,
Scott H. Leggett, MS, David M. Carpenter, MS,
Dan N. Foster, MS, Joseph Cirulli

Arch Phys Med Rehabil

Philadelphia Panel Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines on Selected Rehabilitation
Interventions: Overview Methodology

American Physical Therapy Association

Physical Therapy

Quantitative Assessment and Training of Isometric Cervical Extension Strength

Scott H. Leggett, MS, James E. Graves, PhD, Michael
L. Pollock, PhD, Michael Shank, MS, David M. Carpenter, MS, Bryon Holmes,
MS, Michael N. Fulton, MD

Medicine & Science in Sports & Medicine

Quantitative Assessment of Full Range-of-Motion
Isometric Lumbar Extension Strength

James E. Graves, PhD, Michael L. Pollock, PhD, David M. Carpenter, MS, Scott
H. Leggett, MS, Arthur Jones, Michael MacMillan, MD, Michael N. Fulton,
MD

Arch Phys Med Rehabil

Resistance Exercise and Bone Turnover in Elderly Men and Women

Kevin R. Vincent and Randy W. Braith

Medicine & Science in Sports & Medicine

Specific Spinal Exercise: Three Case Studies Using the MedX Lumbar Extension
Machine

Brian D. Johnston

IART Research

Spinal Rehabilitation Part 1

James E. Graves, PhD, Dina C. Webb, MS, PT,
Michael L. Pollock, PhD, Jan Matkozich, Scott H. Leggett, MS, David
M. Carpenter, MS, Dan N. Foster, MS, Joseph Cirulli

Strength Testing Can Identify Malingering

Brian D. Johnston

The Journal of Workers Compensation

Strength Training Methods and the Work of Arthur Jones

Dave Smith and Stewart Bruce-Low

Journal of Exercise Physiology

The Effect of early Isolated Lumbar Extension Exercise Program for Patients
with Herniated Disc Undergoing Lumbar Discectomy

Choi G, Raiturker PP, Kim MJ, Jin CD, Chae YS

Neurosurgery

The Effect of Workplace Based Strengthening on Low Back Injury Rates

Vert Mooney, Marvin Kron, Patrick Rummerfield, Bryon Holmes

Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation

The Role of Measured Resistance Exercises in Adolescent Scoliosis

Vert Mooney, MD, Allison Brigham, BS

Orthopedics

Two-year follow-up of a randomized clinical trial of spinal manipulation and
two types of exercise for patients with chronic neck pain

Evans R, Bronfort G, Nelson B, Goldsmith CH

Spine