Resolving Spine Pain with Cox Treatment

Cox Flexion-Distraction therapy is a gentle, comfortable, hands-on, treatment for spinal pain and dysfunction. In recent decades Cox Therapy has emerged as one of the most effective, safest, and well researched treatments for spinal conditions, including spinal arthritis, sciatica, back pain, neck pain, and spinal stenosis.

 Here is how Cox Technique works….

Young man with back painCox Treatment is performed using a specially engineered treatment table that gently pulls and stretches the joints of the spine. With the patient lying face down on the table, either the headpiece or the lower portion of the table supporting the legs of the table can be slowly pulled down and away. (Which part of the table that moves is dependent upon which part of the spine is being treated.) This motion gently stretches the joints of the spine, which pulls the spinal bones away from each other and acts to “decompress” the joint and gently stretch the muscles and ligaments around the degenerated joint.

As the spine stretches the doctor is able to focus the release pressure at very specific levels of the spine by applying a specific pressure to the arthritic/degenerated area with a specialized hand contact. The ability to direct the distraction effect to the exact level of joint restriction makes Cox Flexion-Distraction treatment more effective than traditional stretching exercises and other distraction therapies or devices which apply only a general stretch or traction. Each decompression stretch is held for 5 seconds and is applied in a rhythmical push-pull action five or six times. This process is usually repeated three to four times. In our experience the majority of people with pain and stiffness related to the spine respond very well to this approach.


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Get Relief with Cox Technique

To book an appointment to see if Cox Flexion-Distraction will be able to help with your spine problem simply call our office, or book and initial appointment using our online scheduling system.