Intensive spine strengthening, as used in the Spine Strong Program, was created by leading medical experts due to the great deficiency in effective treatment methods for low back pain. Decades of scientific research and clinical study has shown that most back problems are the result of weak back muscles, specifically the lumbar spinal multifidus muscles. While most treatments methods use a variety of methods to try and “mask the pain”, intensive spine strengthening addresses and corrects the underlying problem…spinal muscle weakness.
After even a minor injury, the multifidus muscles (stabilizing muscles of the low back) will rapidly atrophy (weaken and deteriorate), often never returning to their pre-injury strength. Weakening of these muscles can lead to spinal instability, which puts unwanted stress on the muscles, ligaments, tendons and inter-vertebral disks often resulting in spasms, tears, disk bulges/herniations and pain. Although these injuries may heal, the lack of spinal stability almost assures that recurring episodes of back pain will follow, increasing the likelihood of an ongoing, chronic condition.
Intensive spine strengthening, when performed properly, will increase the strength, flexibility and stability of your spine, which is clinically proven to relieve lower back pain and prevent painful, recurring flare-ups and new back injuries.
This recurring pain cycle is not a new concept, yet few health care professionals address it. And those that do, rarely address it correctly. While traditional treatments for low back pain may provide some temporary pain relief (acting more like a band aid than anything), they provide little to no reduction in recurring episodes of back pain. This results in the need for repetitive, seemingly endless treatments in an attempt to just control the pain. Many patients develop a feeling of frustration, helplessness and depression as time passes and they are unable to lead a normal, active lifestyle.
Intensive spine strengthening was developed to break the recurring pain cycle by vastly improving the strength, flexibility and endurance of your spine. By restoring the functional ability of your spine, your back becomes much more stable and less likely to hurt or get re-injured from minor, everyday events (like bending over to pick something up). Intensive spine strengthening allows you to lead a normal, active, fulfilling life without the constant worry of lower back pain. It’s the best kept secret in back care today, that shouldn’t be a secret. Spine Strong is here to change that!