Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression is a gentle chiropractic adjusting approach. Motion4Life provides this spinal manipulation and decompression technique, a combination of chiropractic and osteopathic principles. This combination offers a non-surgical solution for relief of pain in the neck, arm, back and leg. Most patients notice on their first visit that the table used for Cox® Technic is very unique. It is known as The Cox Table or a flexion distraction table. Its design allows a gentle tractioning of the spine to drop intradiscal pressures, to increase disc height, and open the spinal canal area as well as re-establish individual normal spinal segment ranges of motion.
The Cox® Technic
Cox® Technic is a gentle distraction (stretching) adjustment of your spine to achieve overall healing and specifically the following benefits for patients with extreme back pain:
- Increase the intervertebral disc space
- Decrease the pressure within the disc to aid healing of a disc herniation
- Increase the size of the nerve openings in the spine to reduce pressure on pinched nerves
- Restore range of motion to spinal segments
The Healing Benefits
The changes in the spine explained above provide the following healing benefits to patients with back pain or pain down the arms or legs:
- Absorption of the pain-causing chemicals and increased absorption of nutrients into the disc to assist in regenerating the disc; stimulation of circulation into the intervertebral disc.
- Reduced bulging of the herniated disc material by lowering the pressure inside the disc.
- Alleviate pain from pinched or compressed nerves by increasing the size of nerve openings.
- Get back your freedom of movement and stimulate your nerves with spinal manipulation; produce chemicals that reduce pain and promote overall improvements in well-being.
- Centralization of pain to the lower back and hip area reduces extremity pains; this centralization occurs during Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction treatments.
Allow yourself three months for healing of your herniated disc. You may experience full pain relief earlier than three months, however complete healing requires continued care, proper ergonomics, continued exercises, and regular stretching.