Flexion Distraction For Discs

spinal anatomyFor almost 20 years, I have studied and used Cox flexion distraction in treating non-surgical disc injuries and conditions in the neck and low back. I have attended numerous seminars and classes with Dr. Cox.

Flexion-distraction is widely researched. Since the inception of a federal health administration’s “Chiropractic Demonstration Projects” in 1994, this disc protocol has received yearly funds to do research.

Numerous federal grants have been awarded to researchers studying flexion-distraction.

As published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapies, in June 2008, a clinical study showed that flexion-distraction allows a reduction of intradiscal pressure, an increase in intervertebral disc height, and an increase in intervertebral foramen size.

Collaborators were the National University of Health Sciences Research Department and the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine (Chicago).

Cox flexion-distraction is non-invasive, non-surgical, conservative and gentle. It is safe, doctor attended and hands-on disc decompression. In this protocol, patient and doctor work actively together to bring relief of pain and treatment of the cause of the disc inflammation.

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