How Does Cox Flexion Distraction Work?
The Cox Flexion Distraction technique combines targeted pressure, movements, stretching and flexing to address disc problems and other spinal issues.
Through manual chiropractic techniques and table-assisted movement, Cox Flexion Distraction can:
- Widen the diameter of the spinal canal
- Relieve pressure inside your discs and on your nerves
- Pull herniated discs back to their normal position to allow for healing
- Reduce inflammation, pain, weakness, and numbness by addressing your herniated disc
- Promote drainage of waste products from the disc and spinal canal
- Restore normal motion and function to intervertebral joints
Cox Flexion Distraction at Northbridge Chiropractic
When you visit our clinic, our friendly chiropractors will determine if the Cox Flexion Distraction technique is right for you. Generally speaking, it is an extremely safe option for treating disc injuries, back pain and leg pain, and it may even be an alternative to spinal surgery.
If flexion distraction is the right option for you, we will ask you to lay face down on the Cox Flexion Distraction table. Also known as the Cox Chiropractic table, this device is designed to move in its upper or lower sections, depending on the target area. This movement gently distracts (stretches) and flexes the target area to realign and increase the space between your vertebrae.
The slow, gentle movement of the table is manually controlled via handles by our expert chiropractors. Our doctors move the table with one hand and apply precise pressure to the target area with the other in order to provide lasting pain relief.
Will the Cox Flexion Distraction Table Be Painful?
Cox Flexion Distraction is unlike other adjustment techniques because it replaces fast movements with a slow, gentle and rhythmic approach. This reduction in speed and pressure means that patients will not experience increased pain in most cases, making Cox Flexion Distraction ideal for rehabilitation, older patients, and those with arthritis or osteoporosis.