When you are desperate, you seek out the most drastic forms of relief. This leads many people into the surgeon's office for a chat regarding spinal surgery options; it leads others to the pharmacists with a prescription for narcotic painkillers. At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we believe that surgery and drugs should be a last resort, and we have many modalities available to curtail your spinal pain and get you on the road to rehabilitation naturally. The Cox Technicque of flexion distraction, more commonly known as the Cox Method, is one of the modalities that has shown great success in patients looking to reduce their symptoms of back pain.
Flexion/Distraction manipulation is a technique developed by Dr. James Cox that uses a specialized table to put you in different planes of motion, including passive distraction, lateral bending, flexion and rotation. These motions reduce intradiscal pressure and widen the spinal canal area to provide a reduction in symptoms of pain that are characteristic to hernaited discs. We can also achieve improvements in range of motion of the spinal joints. This is a widely used and well-researched form of spinal manipulation; a gentle, non-invasive procedure that helps many people find relief from pain in as little as 30 days from the initial treatment. Many people find the treatment relaxing.