Cox Technique


If you suffer from lower back pain or even pain that radiates into your hips, legs, arms, and neck, the Cox Technique might the solution for you. Developed by Dr. James Cox in the 1960s, the Cox Technique is a non-surgical method of adjusting the spine to relieve pain.

What is the Cox Technique?

The Cox Technique is a safe way to control pain caused by spinal issues without surgery. The American Pain Society refers to it as “the first line of care” before medications, steroids, x-rays/cat scans, or surgery. It’s a method of spinal decompression, which is used frequently by chiropractic doctors. Most importantly the decompression is evidence-based with supported research behind its success.

During the technique, a doctor will manually be moving you at all times through this hands-on method of spinal manipulation. In addition to the adjustments, patients will also be required to perform exercises at home to better their results. They should avoid certain positions that might irritate or re-injure the area.

What Conditions Does It Treat?

The Cox Technique’s main target is the lower back pain, but it can also aid in other parts of the body as well. It takes the pressure off your spine to reduce pain and help you return to a higher quality of life. More specifically it lowers pressure on the intradiscs and spinal nerves, while allowing the spinal joints to regain mobility.
These are some of the conditions the Cox Technique is used to treat or relieve:

  • Lower back, neck, arm, hip, and leg pain
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated, ruptured, or slipped disc
  • Central stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Pinched nerves
  • Facet syndrome
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Limited mobility

Where some medications and even surgeries fail in relieving you of your back pain, the Cox Technique can help.

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