I am proud to introduce the Cox technique and the brand new cox table into my Practice. This addition completes the total Disc care that I offer. The combination of the DRX 9000 spinal decompression table the Brand new Cox table and core stabilization with the Power Plate is the most powerful method in dealing with chronic back pain and hard to treat disc problems.
Cox® Technic is performed on a specially designed chiropractic instrument (The Cox® Table for flexion-distraction) which has a movable headpiece and a movable caudal piece (that part on which a patient's legs lie). Each section flexes, extends, laterally bends and circumducts (combination of flexion and lateral flexion), and long-y-axis plane distracts.
Cox® Technic is a marriage of chiropractic principles with osteopathic principles set forth by Alan Stoddard, DO, in his book, Manual of Osteopathic Technique, written about the manipulative procedures developed by John McManis, DO, in the early 1900's.
Its procedures were established by Dr. James M. Cox and have evolved over the past 40+ years due to the many efforts of researchers and fellow chiropractic physicians.
Since the early 1970's, Dr. Cox has refined the technique, designed a manipulation instrument for effective use of the technique (The Cox® Table), conducted clinical as well as participated in experimental research, lectured around the world, and written well-received articles, chapters for textbooks, and textbooks (published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore).
Please visit www.vertebre.com for an in-depth interview of Dr. Cox with the editor of this French chiropractic website regarding the history and evolution of flexion-distraction Cox® Technic.
Goals of Treatment for the Cox Technique
DISC RELATED PAIN CONDITIONS
For patients with a "slipped/bulging/ruptured/herniated" disc (without cauda equina syndrome or progressive neurological deficit), Cox® Technic provides the following benefits
increases the intervertebral disc height (C) to remove anular tension on the anular fibers (E) and nerve (B) by making more room and improving circulation;
allows the nucleus pulposus (A) -- the center of the disc -- to assume its central position within the anular fibers (E) and relieves irritation of the spinal nerve (B);
restores vertebral joints (D) to their physiological relationships of motion;
improves posture and locomotion while relieving pain, improving body functions, and creating a state of well-being.
For patients with other conditions causing back pain (facet syndrome, spondylolisthesis, sprain/strain, scoliosis, transitional vertebra, sacroiliac subluxation, stenosis), Cox® Technic provides all of the above benefits plus the ability to place the spinal joints into normal, painless movements so as to restore spinal motion without pain.