The Cox 8 Table
The Cox flexion/distraction technique is a chiropractic procedure commonly used for treatment of pain in the lower back. While the patient lies face-down on a Cox table, the chiropractor manually applies force over the posterior lumbar spine and presses down on the moving leg support to create traction effects in the lumbar spine.
Chiropractors are trained to deliver a wide variety of adjustments and manipulations. These manipulations vary in amplitude and velocity, and some of the standard techniques involve the use of hand-held instruments. The doctor applies force in a highly precise and calibrated manner to areas of interest in order to determine any spinal abnormalities, malformations or tensions and re-adjust or correct such conditions in order to ease pain and restore proper function.
The Cox table, which was introduced by Dr. James M. Cox 45 years ago, was designed to measure and transmit appropriate levels of clinical force delivery, and it has been continuously refined to incorporate important advances in biomechanical technology. It is a highly effective tool for treating disc herniations and degenerative disc diseases.
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The Cox table is ideal for patients who have a low pain threshold. The Cox technique, which is based on osteopathic and chiropractic principles, is a much gentler adjustment procedure than some other standard chiropractic techniques. The goal is to promote natural healing of the spine by relieving pressure in problem areas. This gentle realignment, while far less intense than some of the more aggressive methods, is remarkably effective for many patients suffering back, neck or leg pain. Pain relief is often immediate; a substantial percentage of people find that these Cox table sessions eliminate the need for surgery. Beyond mere pain relief, the Cox technique helps to improve the range of motion in the muscles and joints, leading to greater flexibility and better posture. This virtuous cycle means that the natural healing process is accelerated, as poor posture or lack of exercise is often the precipitating cause of severe spinal problems.
The Cox technique is also very useful for patients recovering from surgery. The flexing of the spine in many directions improves the recovery rate and the overall effectiveness of surgery in restoring mobility and optimal function. Other benefits of using the Cox table beyond spinal decompression and alleviation of hernias include increased range of motion in the shoulders, arms, feet and toes; decreased headaches and migraines; improved circulation and nerve communication; and improved neurological function. The Cox technique reduces back pain in pregnancy; it also has been used to treat conditions such as stroke, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis.
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