December 6, 2010 — After three years of design and engineering, Southern California-based, neckrx introduces the neckrx flex and the neckrx groove total-neck solutions, designed for therapy and rehabilitation professionals in treating the multitude of patients suffering from chronic neck pain.
The neckrx system is a state-of-the-art active-therapy solution designed to restore muscular balance and increase strength, flexibility and range of motion throughout the neck and shoulder region.
The products are arguably the most practical and efficient to date in alleviating chronic neck pain and eliminating the deficiencies that most-commonly result in neck pain.
The neckrx products are manufactured to address a massive target audience for therapy and rehabilitation professionals, while offering a viable, profit-generating, active-care solution for the millions of Americans living with chronic neck pain. Furthermore, the products possess the critical “active-care” treatment characteristics increasingly required by the healthcare industry in that the therapy is graded, controlled (user regulates amount of resistance), measurable, and comfortable.
It’s no secret to most therapy and rehabilitation professionals that chronic neck pain is most commonly the result of an imbalance between the extensor muscles (posterior/back of the neck) that are used when lowering or holding the head in a forward position or when raising the chin and tilting the head back to look upwards, and flexor muscles (anterior/front of the neck) that are used in common motions like nodding or turning the head, looking down to fasten the top buttons of a shirt, or lifting the head off a pillow when lying supine (on your back).
In most cases, the extensor muscles are significantly stronger than the flexor muscles, yet become fatigued and strained from the rigors of daily life, particularly when the head is held forward for long periods of time, such as slouching at the computer or driving. This common imbalance is the number-one cause of neck ailments, such as disk-related injuries, pinched nerves or muscle strains.
One of the most common examples of this imbalance is Upper Crossed Syndrome (aka “Student Syndrome” or “Corporate Syndrome”), which is produced by the combination of tighter pectoral (chest) and neck extensor muscles and weaker neck flexor and scapular muscles (upper-middle back). Upper Crossed Syndrome is commonly the result of the classic “desk” or “computer” hunched-over posture that so many students and corporate professionals subject themselves to while sitting at computers on a daily basis.
Both the neckrx flex and neckrx groove are low-impact, ergonomic, resistance-training devices based on a system of adjustable resistance bands. The neckrx flex is worn similar to a backpack, while the neckrx groove is a utility bench-based version of the neckrx flex, allowing the user to perform neck and shoulder exercises in a seated position.
The neckrx flex and groove are designed to achieve and maintain proper muscular balance of the neck. Through active resistance band therapy, the neckrx products offer a variety of exercises designed to strengthen and increase flexibility and endurance of the neck flexor and extensor muscles, allowing the user to achieve proper muscular balance.
In addition, the products allow for additional low-impact resistance training exercises to target the muscles of the shoulders and upper back area, important to a comprehensive level of conditioning for the neck and upper cervical region. neckrx exercises need only be performed three-days a week, with sessions lasting only eight minutes.
For more information on neckrx call 888-7-NECKRX or visit www.neckrx.com.
Source: neckrx, www.neckrx.com