Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression

The conservative Cox® Technic method of spinal manipulation offers patients with pain in their neck, back, or legs a means of safe and efficient pain relief to restore comfort and function. As the chiropractor gently performs a series of slow, precise and repetitive movements, the discs in the lower back are allowed to expand, thereby providing a period of relief from constant pressure to reduce inflammation and consequently restore optimal nerve function.

Flexion-Distraction and Decompression adjustment and manipulation as provided by the Cox Technic offers a measures pain relief for a range of conditions causing low back and leg pain as well as neck and arm pain.

With this method of care the following goals can be accomplished:
• Restoration of a normal range of motion
• Relief of nerve compression and irritation
• Alleviating pain and discomfort
• Restoration of a feeling of well-being

Many studies have demonstrated the consistent effectiveness of Cox Technic Flexion Distraction. As compared to patients treated with physical therapy, the Cox Technic was found to be more effective in reducing pain for one year following treatment. Moreover, patients who received this method of care visited their health care provider less often than those patients who received physical therapy. For many patients, surgery for disc herniation was avoided, and low back and leg pain was resolved within one week of treatment.

This technique recognizes two types of patients: Protocol I & Protocol II. In the former, pain is felt down to the extremities. For these patients care is more frequent and involves using very gentle movements to the point of tolerance. While Protocol II patients do not experience radiating pain and don’t have to come as frequently, in both instances the 50% rule is respected. This rule allows for a 50% reduction in pain within the first 30 days. If this level of recovery has not been achieved, further tests and images will be taken to ascertain if there is an underlying cause. In most cases, however, relief will be felt within that period.

Dr. Mollin is certified in and teaches Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression.