This is the classic method of adjustment. Patients usually sit or stand while a chiropractor positions joints for movement. With a quick thrust and shift, the affected area is pushed back into the bounds of a normal range of motion. In some cases, the body is positioned in an overcompensating way to facilitate a more determined shift.
This technique is a chiropractic analysis system and a way to minimize the amount of energy needed to adjust the spine using a special table with drop-away sections. It uses a segmental drop piece on a special adjusting table to regain movement in the spinal joints, pelvis, and hips. This segmental adjusting technique takes advantage of the spine’s joints’ inherent design to move the spinal segment in a direction that improves its motion between the adjacent spinal segments. In addition, a toggle board can also be used to regain better movement in your hips, knees, ankles, feet, shoulders, elbows, and wrists.
Flexion-Distraction or the Cox® Technic is a non-surgical answer for disc-related syndromes of your lumbar or cervical spine that utilizes a specialized table with controlled tension that gently stretches the spine, taking the pressure off the discs and joints, enhancing the natural healing process.
This technique has been medically proven to reduce pain and alleviate symptoms and conditions related to:
- Herniated/Bulging Discs
- Degenerative Discs
- Chronic Neck/Back Pain
- Arthritis or Facet Syndrome
- Spinal Stenosis
- Pre/Post Surgical Patients
About The Cox® Flexion-Distraction Table
The Cox® Flexion-Distraction Table is designed to alleviate the underlying problems that cause the pain and facilitate the natural healing of discs. With precise and painless controlled tension, the specific disc segment is gently distracted to reduce the pressure inside the disc.
It comfortably and accurately increases intersegmental disc space, providing non-surgical decompression of discs. Tears in the disc annulus can be repaired, and sufficient fluids and nutrients can be introduced into the nucleus to reverse the disc degeneration, bulging discs, and collapse resulting from an injury. Rehydration of the disc nucleus can restore disc height which relieves the pressure on inflamed facet joints.
It is a medical fact that damaged discs seldom heal on their own, as the discs are constantly under pressure. The Cox® Flexion-Distraction Decompression Table uses clinically proven principles to reduce the pressure inside the discs. Decompression promotes the transfer of fluids, nutrients, and oxygen back inside the discs and results in the retraction of bulging or herniated discs, providing relief of nerve pressure and pain.
Through recent clinical trials, utilizing MRI, pre, and post-treatment on a similar table, disc herniations were reduced by 10% to 90%, according to the number of treatment sessions. Patching and healing of the annulus were also evident.
At the conclusion of the treatment series, patients are given strengthening exercises to avoid repeat injury when the disc injury has been corrected. After only a few weeks of treatment, research has shown amazing results in relieving the debilitating pain caused by degenerative, bulging, herniated, or ruptured discs, as well as sciatica, posterior facet syndrome, spinal stenosis, and many, failed back surgery cases. Most patients can return to normal levels of activity or recreation in just a few weeks.
Facts of Life
- Surgery is Painful, Risky & Spinal Decompression is Safe and Painless
- Flexion-Distraction Therapy allows most people to work during the treatment.
- Spinal Surgery causes lost time at work.
Flexion-Distraction Technic in Review
- It is a Non-Surgical treatment that is Safe & Painless.
- Designed to correct the problem, not just treat the symptoms
- Pre-determined treatment period
This technique uses a small spring-loaded device to reanimate restricted joints and is particularly useful if you require a more gentle type of adjustment. This precise adjusting tool is especially successful with patients who are elderly, infants, or persons who may not like the noise a manual adjustment can sometimes make.