The Cox Flexion & Distraction Method is an advanced non-surgical treatment for spine problems. It is performed by a trained chiropractic physician and supported by years of clinical experience. The method allows for the attainment of the highest positive clinical outcomes for acute and chronic back pain as well those suffering from failed back surgery. The Cox Distraction Method of Spinal Decompression has a proven track record of allowing many pain sufferers to fully restore their quality of life.
At Plantation Chiropractor Care we do Spinal Decompression by hand utilizing the Cox and Leander Flexion-Distraction methodologies. By using this unique combined approach, we are able to provide our patients with the highest level of individualized attention to their specific pain.
Many Chiropractic clinics currently utilize machines for Spinal Decompression. Utilizing a machine for treatment, while still beneficial, limits the ability to extensively pin-point and custom treat the specific areas that are causing your pain.
Doing the procedures by hand allows us to get really detailed in targeting your treatment. Not only can we isolate each specific level in your lower back, but we are also able to isolate the area’s where each individual nerve emerges from each lumbar level as well. What this means to you is that we are able to customize a treatment protocol that allows us to target your pain points with a laser like focus. We feel this gives our patients access to the best possible treatment and quickest relief of their individual problems.
Safer, Gentler and More Reliable than a Machine
These therapies involve GENTLE, DOCTOR-APPLIED, DOCTOR-CONTROLLED, HANDS-ON, SPECIFIC CONTACT, PATIENT-FOCUSED care. During a treatment, the patient lies face down on a comfortable table while the treating physician concentrates on one vertebral (spinal) motion segment at a time.
Because the Doctor controls the procedure by hand, he can adjust appropriately to ensure a much more gentle experience than general spinal decompression via machine. Due to the gentleness of this care, it can be an excellent alternative for fragile patients. If the patient has severe pain we can start out very gently. We then test the tolerance of the patient and can adjust the technique for each patient accordingly.
It has been reported that 95% of back pain and neck pain patients DO NOT require surgery.
We structure a customized, non-surgical treatment protocol, including an appropriate gentle chiropractic adjustment procedure. This is a safe alternative to back surgery. It is also appropriate for failed back surgery patients who still suffer from pain or disability.
The Lumbar Spine Adjustment or Treating Your Lower Back
After undergoing a thorough examination from which the doctor the diagnosis of the patients back condition to be treated. The patient lies on a table that is built to traction the spine and also to produce motions that are normal for the spine. To attain these motions, the table goes “up and down” (extension and flexion), goes “side to side” (lateral flexion), or moves in a circular motion (circumduction). The table moves slowly and gently in a specific path and has a variety of motions available for the Doctor to treat virtually any area of the spine.
This hand customized decompression therapy is also generally less expensive than other computerized forms of spinal decompression and suits the needs of some patients better than less personal, computerized mechanical, approaches. Non-invasive decompression therapy resulted in 91% of properly treated patients noticing at least some improvement and 70% of properly treated patients with indicated spinal conditions reported good curative results from Cox Therapy. This allows the patient a much needed alternative to back
Cox® Technique is a well-researched (with research studies completed and underway), well-referenced (with over 90+ articles in medical and chiropractic journals) chiropractic spinal correcting or adjusting method.
Cox® Technique stops pain, realigns the spine and restores ranges of motion inherent to the spine while reducing low back pain, especially in radiculopathy (extremity pain–leg pain or arm pain) patients, better than active exercise therapy.
This Decompression Therapy is most appropriate for resolving mid and lower back pain, hip, leg and sciatic pain. We have also found it quite useful for the treatment of neck, shoulder and arm pain, and reducing the effects of whiplash.
Other key benefits of this treatment include:
- Improved posture
- Improved range of motion
- Reduction of headaches or migraines
- Affects subluxation of the spine
- Reduces post-pregnancy back pain
- Restores vertebral joints for better functioning
- Increases circulation and improves nerve communications
- May be covered by some insurance plans
- Brief, painless treatments; may be suitable for people who cannot tolerate pain
- May be used to compliment other types of treatment of neurological diseases including cerebral palsy, stroke and multiple sclerosis
To inquire whether Spinal Decompression Therapy may be appropriate for you please call us today for a no obligation consultation at: (954) 797-7711
Dr. Jon Gralnick at Plantation Chiropractor Care has completed post graduate level training on Cox Flexion-Distraction and Leander Flexion-Distraction in addition to other proven chiropractic techniques. His knowledge and expertise in both methods of decompressing and rehabilitating damaged discs allows for him to design a synergistic custom treatment plan for each patient.