Back pain due to a herniated or bulging disc can be debilitating, and in the past, surgery was the answer. At ActiveSPINE, Dr. Hunter utilizes the Cox Flexion Distraction Technique to help patients suffering from such issues. The Cox Technique, developed by Dr. James Cox, is a gentle, non-force adjustment procedure to help the spine heal naturally. Based on both chiropractic and osteopathy principles, this technique often provides fast relief from back and leg pain, without the need for surgery. It is one of the most effective and well-researched techniques used by doctors of chiropractic.
The goal of Cox Flexion Distraction is to decompress the spine by applying gentle traction to the lower spine. Dr. Hunter performs this technique on a special table which effectively separates the vertebrae. The combination of this special adjusting table and very gentle pressure utilizes flexion-distraction and decompression to decrease pressure in the discs, increase disc height, and restore spinal joints to their proper alignment and range of motion.
Because of its gentle, non-force nature, Cox Flexion Distraction is often used with patients who are recovering from spinal surgery or who are in rehabilitation. The adjusting process is not only painless, many patients find the procedure pleasant and relaxing.
If you are living with back pain and/or leg pain, possibly from a herniated or bulging disc, then call our office and make an appointment today, at (248) 509-7628. You deserve to be pain-free!