Cox Flexion Distraction Technique Provides Patients with Back Pain Relief – Another Option to Surgery

Back Pain is a condition that is affecting more and more people each year. It is a problem that can be a mystery that most people are unable to solve. It can be so disrupting to your everyday life that when you are unable to deal with the pain anymore you will do just about anything to relieve it. When people reach that breaking point, a lot of times they turn to surgery as a means to relieve the pain and restore the function of their day to day lives.

There are many other alternatives to surgery to help relieve back pain. One of these ground breaking techniques is the Cox Flexion Distraction Therapy. The Cox Flexion Distraction Therapy is a gentle chiropractic technique utilized to help relieve neck and back pain. This technique can be a safe alternative to a surgical procedure and most of the time has been found to be just as, if not more effective than back surgery.

The procedure enables the doctor to isolate each lumbar level and the nerves that emerge from each lumbar level. The treatment is done by applying a gentle stretch or traction to the spine using a very rhythmic motion. This stretch is done according to the patients tolerance level. The treatment occurs on a specially designed partially motorized chiropractic table. The table has a movable headpiece and a movable caudal piece, which is the part on which a patients legs lie. Each section flexes, extends, laterally bends and circumducts (a combination of flexion and lateral flexion) long-y-axis plane distracts.

Cox Flexion Distraction Therapy is used to help decrease disc protrusion and reduces painful pressure on the spinal nerve. The therapy repositions the vertebral joints to enable less painful movement. It also significantly increases inter-vertebral disc height. Some of the conditions treated by Cox Flexion Distraction Therapy include:

  • Degenerated discs
  • Herniated, bulging and ruptured discs
  • Leg and hip pain due to sciatica
  • Neck and arm pain
  • Post-operative failed back surgical syndromes
  • Spinal stenosis

Cox Flexion Distraction Technique is one of the many chiropractic procedures in which the doctors at Dr. Webb and Associates are trained and certified to administer. They have been able to help many patients relieve back pain and avoid surgery. For more information about this technique and other treatments please contact Dr. Webb at (724) 225-2225 or feel free to email Dr. Webb and Associates at

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