Of particular interest is the link below which discusses improved bone density with Med-X.
Also interesting is the study which discusses the spinal muscle shrinkage which can be seen on CT scans in patients with chronic spinal pain.
Evidence based practice dictates that manual therapy such as chiropractic and massage therapy are THE best initial treatments for the vast majority of spinal injuries. However, as some of these articles suggest, spinal strengthening may also prove valuable, reducing ones need for spinal surgery and in the event that spinal surgery is necessary, enhancing ones outcome.
One Lumbar Extension Training Session per Week is Sufficient for Strength Gains and Reductions in Pain in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain Ergonomics Stewart Bruce Low, David 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
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 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
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
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