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How Cox Flexion Distraction May Help You Achieve Optimal Health

Chiropractors have a lot of education and training at their disposal, and one method employed by many chiropractors is the Cox Flexion Distraction technique. If you suffer from back pain, neck pain, or pain that travels down your arms or legs, then this this technique may hold the key to relieving your pain and restoring your quality of life.

What is Cox Flexion Distraction?

Using flexion distraction, your chiropractor will gently and carefully adjust your spine so that it can heal naturally. Created with the ideas of both chiropractic and osteopathy, this method offers relief quickly from lower back and leg pain and may help you to avoid surgery. While you rest effortlessly on a uniquely designed table, your doctor gives you the hands on treatment you’ve come to expect from chiropractic care as he stretches your lower back and spine. Most patients report that it actually feels quite good, and that relief is pretty immediate as far as the pain they were experiencing before the treatment.

What Cox Flexion Distraction Can Do for You

The objective of this therapy is to expand the space between the bones in your spine by applying mild stretching or traction of the lower back. The moving parts of the table allow the chiropractor to separate the different areas of the spine, and this allows for an growth of disc space between the bones in your back. This reestablishes precise alignment of your vertebrae and increases range of motion that you may have previously lost.

What’s great about this technique is that it uses gravity as well as mild manipulation to move your spine through a normal range of motion. There are no quick thrusts or extreme pressure, and you will feel instant relief from this treatment. In fact, this method has been recognized to decrease pressure within the discs of the spine, expand the spinal canal, improve posture, diminish pressure on spinal nerves, promote better circulation and advance communication between the nerves of the spine. This results in less pain for you as well as a higher level of overall wellness.

If you think you could benefit from this technique, talk to your chiropractor about it. A special table is needed to perform this technique by a chiropractor, so make sure that your chiropractor is equipped for this treatment and then be prepared to see what Cox Flexion Distraction can do for your lower back pain!

Used under Creative Commons Licensing courtesy of Tristan Bowersox

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